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Community Foundation Youth in Action Grants

April 21, 2017

Community Foundation Awards $14,000 in Youth in Action Grants

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is happy to announce ten grants to fund projects through its Youth in Action Granting program, for a total of $14,000. Funding will support active youth, learning opportunities, pet care, and a solar energy project. Communities involved include Cardston, Coaldale, Glenwood, Hays, Lethbridge, and Pincher Creek. A list of grant recipients and brief project descriptions follow

“This is our sixth year with the Youth in Action Grants Program. It’s a great initiative and a fantastic way to introduce youth to philanthropy, and to let them experience the impact giving has on the community,” said Charleen Davidson, the Community Foundation’s Executive Director.

“The entire Youth in Action Grants Program focuses on youth. The applications are written by youth, and the grant recipients are selected by youth – the University of Lethbridge Rotaract Club. It is wonderful to see youth so engaged in their communities. They come up with some creative ideas to address needs that they see in their community, but that adults might not necessarily identify.”

Background information:

It’s right there in our name. Community. For the past 51 years, building a stronger and more vibrant southwestern Alberta community has been the motivation behind our work. Every year we connect generous donors with causes that are close to their hearts, which helps us award over $700,000 in grants annually to qualified groups throughout our region. Learn more about us at

Spring 2017 Youth in Action Grant Recipients:
Pincher Creek Metis Local Council Chinook 1880
Canyon School, Pincher Creek
F.P. Walshe High School, Fort Macleod
St. Joseph School, Coaldale
YWCA Lethbridge
Cardston High School, Cardston
Spring Glen Junior High School, Glenwood
Group Group Youth Society, Pincher Creek
Hays Community Association, Hays
Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, Lethbridge

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