Community Foundation Granting Programs Open For Applications

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Lethbridge, AB (August 16, 2022) – Applications are now being accepted by the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta to the Community Priorities and the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life grants programs.

The Community Priorities Fund is the Community Foundation’s largest granting program. Through two annual calls for applications, this fund will distribute over $500,000 this year to charities and other qualified donees throughout Southwestern Alberta. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022.

The Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life supports projects and initiatives from community organizations committed to sustaining a high quality of life throughout rural Southwestern Alberta. This fund grants to rural projects that demonstrate or provide innovation, community collaboration, education, and training. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022.

“It’s always a pleasure for us to launch our grants programs,” said Executive Director Charleen Davidson. “It’s exciting to see the various projects that are taking place throughout our community. These projects enhance everyone’s quality of life, and it’s fantastic for us to be a part of that by supporting these initiatives.”

Anyone interested in applying for a grant must contact the Community Foundation’s Grants Coordinator Caitlin Gajdostik by phone, 403-328-5297, or email, Caitlin is available to answer questions regarding the application process, and will host a free information session via Zoom on at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022. To register for this session, please email, and the Zoom link will be shared upon registration confirmation.

More information on eligibility, funding criteria, and access to the applications for grants at the Community Foundation is available at Applicants must be a qualified donee under the Canada Revenue Agency or apply in partnership with one, and all applications must be submitted online.