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Wood Buffalo Community Foundation gives back $246K

Last Updated Dec 14, 2018 at 4:35 am MDT

The Wood Buffalo Community Foundation is supporting seven local organizations by providing almost $246,000 through their first grant funding initiative.

“We’re very excited to be at a point where we can provide resources and support to some of the great charities and community groups in our community,” said Shelley Powell, WBCF Board Chair. “While this grant cycle is our first, it certainly won’t be our last. Our goal is to be a sustainable source of funding for the local social profit sector for decades to come, and we’re very pleased to see it starting here with these seven deserving recipients.”

Local charities who provide support for addictions, mental health, parenting, abuse, family violence and family counseling in the region were chosen as the recipients including The Hub Family Resource Centre, Pastew Place Detoxification Center, KidSport Wood Buffalo, Legacy Counselling Centre, Autism Society of the RMWB, Safe Community Wood Buffalo and the North East Alberta Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Network.

With the funding from the grants these local organizations will be able to continue offering valuable community projects and programs for the region.