By July 20, 2021 No Comments

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 Friday, October 15, 2021.

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 Friday, October 15, 2021.

“We are proud to support our community with our grants programs as we all continue to re-open after the many challenges faced last year” said Executive Director Charleen Davidson. “Ours is a strong and resilient community, and it is an honour for us to be able to continue to play a role in maintaining a vibrant and inclusive Southwestern Alberta.”

Anyone with questions or interest in learning about the application process is encouraged to attend a free grant information session on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Please RSVP to 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.

The Community Foundation’s Grants Coordinator is available to answer questions regarding the grant application process, and can be reached at 403-328-5297 or