Funding comes through from CFSEA
The Community Foundation Board of Directors and the Prairie Crocus Community Fund Advisory Committee are pleased to announce a total of $11,500 in emergency funding to to three charities in Oyen, Hanna and Empress in support vulnerable populations in the wake of the pandemic from the Spring 2020 Re-purposing Grant.
“We are very pleased that we are able to grant emergency funding to support our local organizations in providing essential aid to our most vulnerable population during these challenging times.” explains Prairie Crocus Community Fund Advisory Committee member, Lucille Hertz.
Local Grant Recipients
• Oyen and District Food Bank Association $5,000
• Hanna Food Bank Association $5,000
• Empress Friendship Centre $1,500
“We are pleased the Community Foundation continues to have the capacity to be responsive and nimble to emergent needs of the community during these unprecedented times to support charities in need across southeastern Alberta.” - Board Chair, Michael Anctil
The Spring Re-purposing Grant has now disbursed $100,030 for immediate and urgent needs across the region in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic.
The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the COVID-19 Response Fund for SE Alberta which received an enhancement of $81,620 through the Government of Alberta’s Charitable Giving Matching Donation program. CFSEA also continues to accept applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund in partnership with the Government of Canada and Community Foundations of Canada. Both set of applications are being reviewed on a weekly basis over the coming months.
The Prairie Crocus Community Fund covers Special Areas 2, 3 and M.D. of Acadia. The fund’s Advisory Committee reviews all grant applications from this region and makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors. All donations made to the Prairie Crocus Community Fund, stay in the region to support local charities and non-profits.