October 23rd, 2020

Community Foundation presents $286K in grants


By Kalinowski, Tim on December 14, 2019.

Recipients attend the fall-winter grant ceremony Thursday through the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

Tim Kalinowski

Lethbridge Herald

tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta handed out over $286,000 in grants to various community projects through the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life and Community Priorities Granting Program on Thursday.

About 37 projects in total benefited from the funds this year, many of which were based in nearby rural communities. Lethbridge schools were also prominent among the recipients, including Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School, ($5,000 for a new sensory room), Galbraith Elementary School, ($6,600 for a new sensory room), Mike Mountain Horse School, ($5,000 for a new makers’ space), and the University of Lethbridge, ($15,000 to complete a study area in the Science Commons building).

The Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Community Band Society both received grants of $10,000.

The largest donation on the day came from the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life – $25,000 to fund critical-care skills training sessions with STARS’ Mobile Education Unit in the communities of Coutts, Milk River, Picture Butte and Warner.

“It’s always a fantastic event to be able to support our community with these grants,” said Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwest Alberta executive director Charleen Davidson. “We thank our donors for their ongoing support because all our money comes from the generosity of our donors.”

For a complete list of this year’s fall-winter grant recipients visit the Community Foundation’s website at http://www.cflsa.ca.

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