Fund­ing comes through from CFSEA

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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.

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