The Red Deer & District Community Foundation (RDDCF) is pleased to announce that $70,000 will be distributed to five agencies through the Fall 2023 Community Grants program.
"In awarding grants, the adjudication committee chose to focus on agencies where funding would have the greatest impact on strengthening the quality of life in Central Alberta, which is our organization's mission," Erin Peden, Executive Director of RDDCF said.
The grants distributed this cycle will support organizations that work with a wide range of demographics, from children and youth all the way to individuals who are accessing end-of-life care.
"The strength of our Community Grants program is the ability to grant to any qualified donee, meaning we can choose to respond to the most pressing needs of agencies in Central Alberta," said Peden.
“We are proud that this granting cycle will see the Community Foundation support new, emerging programs, as well as agencies that have a long record of outstanding support for families and individuals in our community," Peden said.
Recipients of the fall grants are as follows:
- Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre Toys for Play Therapy – $5,000.00
- Family Services of Central Alberta Mothers for Recovery Support Group – $30,000.00
- Leftovers Foundation Rescue Food YQF – $10,000.00
- Olds & District Hospice Volunteer Driving & Support Program – $5,000.00
- YMCA of Northern Alberta - Northside Community Centre Keeping the Youth Centre Open for YOUth! – $20,000.00
“We, as a Community Foundation, are focused on sustainability and impact," Peden said. “Providing funding in the form of grants is just one way that we support organizations. We also facilitate collaboration, and we work with agencies to implement alternative funding options.”
In 2023, RDDCF granted over $125,00 to local charities through the Community Grants program.