Lethbridge, AB (April 22, 2022) 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 $13,000. Funding will support active youth, the teaching of traditional Indigenous sewing and crafting skills, the creation of a local pantry, and much more. Communities involved include Pincher Creek, Nobleford, Lethbridge, Coleman, Raymond, Arrowwood, and Vulcan. Click here to view a list of grant recipients.
“The Youth in Action Grants Program is a fantastic way to introduce youth to philanthropy, and to let them experience the impact charitable giving has on the community,” said Charleen Davidson, the Community Foundation’s Executive Director. “If we have learned anything over the past couple years it’s that great things can be accomplished when we work together, and it’s fantastic to see that starting with the youth in Southwestern Alberta.”
Based on the suggestion of a Community Foundation donor, the Youth in Action Grants program was established to empower youth by encouraging leadership on a project that will have a positive impact on their community. Through this experience, youth will have a greater appreciation of philanthropy by understanding the difference they can make in their community by giving back.