Twenty Central Alberta non-profits received a financial boost through grants distributed by the Red Deer and District Community Foundation.
Money from four different funds, administrated by the foundation, was given to community groups that provide cultural and recreational opportunities, help for those in need and other resources.
Among the nine groups that received grants from the Canada 150 Community Fund for various programs is: The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra ($6,000), Red Deer Native Friendship Society ($5,000), Lacombe and District Historical Society ($12,000), Red Deer Watershed Alliance ($6,500) and Tree House Youth Theatre ($4,590).
Nine other non-profits received program support from the Smart and Caring Community Fund, including the Olds and District Hospice Society ($4,000), Ponoka Youth Centre Association’s Boys and Girls Club ($3,000), Big Brother and Big Sisters Prairie Region ($2,500), Family Services of Central Alberta ($2,000) and the Lending Cupboard Society ($1,000).
Three other area groups benefitted from The Sylvan Lake Community Endowment Fund and the Women and Girls Endowment Fund.
The foundation’s next round of grant applications will be decided in the spring.