Wood Buffalo Community Foundation provides $246,000 in grant funding to seven local organizations

(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.