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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Community Foundation awards 28 grants across southwestern Alberta

2013 Community Impact Grant recipients
Photos courtesy of  Joey Bosch


Press release

During a grant celebration on November 15, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta was pleased to award $135,440 in Community Impact Grants to 28 organizations.


The Community Impact Grants program is the Foundation’s main granting program and supports a wide range of community projects. Funds for this granting program come from our Community Impact Fund, which has been established through the donations of many generous donors wanting to make a difference in their communities. By asking charities to apply for grants twice a year, the Foundation is able to distribute funds to the charities best suited to meet the most pressing needs in southwestern Alberta.

“It is great to see the impact that our grants have on people throughout our communities,” says Dianne King, Community Foundation President. “We know that even a small amount can make a big difference to so many organizations.”

Much of the southwestern Alberta region was represented at the Grant Celebration event, including Barons, Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass, Enchant, Glenwood, Granum, Lethbridge, Magrath, Pincher Creek, Stavely, Warner, Waterton and Taber. Attendees also got to hear a more in-depth explanation about three of the projects being supported through a Community Impact Grant with presentations from the Hillcrest Mine Disaster Centennial Committee, the Taber Food Bank Society and Westminster Elementary School.

Says Nancy Brown, Principal of Westminster Elementary School regarding their grant to support the re- building of the school’s playground: “This grant will help to change our kids’ lives. Seeing the community come together to support such a worthwhile project is truly magical.”

Group Group Youth's Lynne Teneycke with presenter Geri Hecker 

Kevin Keith (center) presents to
Pincher Creek and District Historical Society's Colleen Cyr and Ray Degan

Pincher Creek recipients were Group Group Youth Society of Pincher Creek - Van Project, and the Pincher Creek and District Historical Society Pioneer - Village Car Barn.

In the Crowsnest Pass recipients included:  Crowsnest Historical Society - Provincial Police Barracks restoration, Crowsnest Heritage Initiative - Hillcrest Mine Centennial project, and the Crowsnest Pass Women's Resource and Crisis Centre Society - 40 Developmental Assets project. The Crisis Centre recipients could not attend.



Cliff Elle (right) presents to Crowsnest Historical Society

Kevin Keith (right) presents to Crowsnest Heritage Initiative

Two nearby community recipients included Glenwood Aged Cheese Club for the Community Hall Exterior Painting project, and the Canyon Church Camp from Waterton for their Raise the Roof project.


Wayne Street presents to Glenwood Aged Cheese Club

Cliff Elle center, presents to Canyon Church Camp



  All CFLSA recipients for fall session, 2013


Pincher Creek & District Historical Society - Pioneer Village Car Barn  

Group Group Youth Society of Pincher Creek - Van project

Crowsnest Historical Society - Provincial Police Barracks restoration

Crowsnest Pass Women's Resource and Crisis Centre Society - 40 Developmental Assets project 

Crowsnest Heritage Initiative - Hillcrest Mine Centennial project

Glenwood Aged Cheese Club - Community Hall Exterior Painting project 

Canyon Church Camp Association (Waterton) - Raise the Roof project

18th Air Defence Regiment - Lethbridge Military Museum Model project

Devil's Coulee Cooperating Society - Promotional Signs project 

Gracefinder Resourcing Network - Westminster Amazing Kids program

Ecole St. Mary School - Playground Replacement project

Lethbridge & District Japanese Garden Society - Cycle-Driven Rickshaw project

 Lethbridge Family Services-Immigrant Services - Technology Upgrade project

Lethbridge Symphony Association - Lighting Improvement project

Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association - Horse Pen Upgrade project

Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School - Sound System Upgrade project 

Westminster Elementary School - Playground Renewal project 

Enchant Community Library - Furnishings project
Southern Alcare Society and Industries - Window Upgrade project 

Stavely and District Agriculture Society - Sound System Upgrade project

Taber Food Bank Society - Refrigeration project

The Wilderness Ranch of Claresholm - Off Road Vehicle project

Claresholm and District Museum - Board Governance Training

Granum Library - Window Replacement project

Stavely Municipal Library - Books and Shelving project

Barons Ag Society - Floor Refinishing project

The Warner Historical Society - Electronic Community Sign

Magrath Elementary School - Musical Instrument project

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is a registered charity that helps donors connect their generosity with community needs to create a better and stronger community, now and forever. We’ve been doing this since the foundation was formed on April 18, 1966.

In total, we have invested over $6 million in a wide variety of charitable organizations, all through the generosity of caring people.



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