Five local social profits in Wood Buffalo received almost $200,000 in grants from the Wood Buffalo Community Foundation (WBCF).
This is the foundation’s second round of grant funding.
WBCF Board Chair, Tony Mankowski said the organizations chosen provide valuable programming and assistance to individuals and families who need it most.
“It is our goal to contribute to a sustainable social profit sector that will help support our region for decades to come, and our annual grant cycles are just one of the ways we work to achieve that goal.”
The 2019 grant recipients are The Canadian Mental Health Association, FuseSocial Wood Buffalo Society, St. Aidan’s House Society, The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo, and Pastew Place Detoxification Centre.
Since 2017, WBCF built its endowed funds to help strengthen the region’s social profit sector.
Furthermore, they support through strategic grant-giving, providing financial assistance for various community projects.
This year, funding would support projects like the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Peer Support Program, St. Aidan’s Senior Outreach, and FuseSocial’s Leadership Program.
WBCF first accepted applications for this year’s grant cycle in May.