(Fort McMurray, AB – December 13, 2018) On Thursday, the Wood Buffalo Community
Foundation (WBCF) announced seven local charities as recipients of the organization’s first
round of community grant funding.
Founded in 2017, the WBCF has been building its endowed funds to help strengthen the
social profit sector in the Wood Buffalo Region. This year, the organization will provide
nearly $246,000 in grant funding to local charities and community groups.
This year’s grant cycle focused on local charities who provide support for addictions, mental
health, parenting, abuse, family violence and family counselling in the region. The seven
grantees include 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.
The grants will support these local organizations in continuing valuable community projects
and programs, such as the successful Parent Coaching Program offered by the Hub Family
Resource Centre, and the Autism Society of the RMWB’s Socio Respite Program for youth
on the autism spectrum.
“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.”
For more information on the WBCF’s 2018 grant cycle, visit www.wbcfoundation.ca.
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About Wood Buffalo Community Foundation
The WBCF is a registered Canadian charity. Our mission is to enhance quality of life in our
region by supporting community members and organizations in building long term, mutually
beneficial relationships between donors and grantees. We provide grants to improve and
enhance the stability and sustainability of the community.