COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS 37 GRANTS ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA
Foundation presents $232,570 in Community Priorities Grants
Lethbridge, AB (May 4, 2017) – The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is proud to announce grants to fund thirty-seven projects through the Community Priorities Grants Program, for a total of $232,570.
These grants are provided through the Community Priorities Fund, which is the result donations from many generous donors over the years, all who wanted to have their gifts meet the most pressing needs of the day in our community. By asking charities to apply for grants twice a year, the Community Foundation distributes these much-needed funds directly to community organizations throughout southwestern Alberta.
Funding will support a variety of important community projects, including: recreation equipment, facility upgrades, accessible transportation, increased learning opportunities, and historical artifact preservation. Communities that have received grants include: Pincher Creek, Cardston, Stirling, Lethbridge, Carmangay, Vulcan, Taber, Claresholm, Milk River and the Crowsnest Pass.
“It’s always exciting to see the projects that come through our Granting Program,” said Charleen Davidson, Executive Director at the Community Foundation. “There are so many people doing important and extraordinary work throughout our community, and we are proud to be able to support them with these grants.”
The Foundation would like to extend a special thank you to the Lethbridge Auto Dealers Association (LADA) for contributing $9,000 towards five projects.