Red Deer & District Community Foundation awards more than $48,000 in grants

  • Dec. 13, 2019 2:30 p.m.

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation recently named the recipients of more than $48,000 in grants.

Eleven charitable projects and programs were funded through the fall Smart & Caring Communities and Sylvan Lake Community Endowment Fund.

“We decided to make the announcement on Giving Tuesday this year as a way to celebrate and acknowledge the way charitable organizations give to our community,” said Erin Peden, the foundation’s interim executive director.

“We also want to remind the public of how giving to the Red Deer & District Community Foundation makes a difference across a wide sector of charities within central Alberta.”

Projects supporting everything from education, to arts and culture, to human services, to health and wellness were funded.

“The beautiful thing about the Smart & Caring Communities Grant is that there are no limitations to which sector you can apply for,” Peden said.

“If a charitable organization is looking for additional funding to provide a sustainable service, then that organization should contact us so we can walk them through the application process.”

There are two annual granting cycles for the communities grants, with applications being accepted on the first weekday in April, and again on the first weekday of October.

The grants total approximately $50,000 per cycle.

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