Wood Buffalo Community Foundation Announces Second Call for Grant Applications

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 1, 2019) The Wood Buffalo Community Foundation (WBCF) is ready to accept applications for its 2019 granting cycle.

WBCF funds local initiatives in a wide variety of areas, including health, education, arts, culture, social services, sports and recreation, the environment or other emerging community needs. In 2018, the Foundation awarded almost $250,000 to seven local agencies in the social profit sector.

For this grant cycle, WBCF is calling for applications that address the following target areas, in order of priority:

  1. Programs or projects that lead to the sustainability of the social profit sector through collaboration or social enterprise;

  2. Prevention and/or early intervention programs or projects that are working to solve root causes and potentially make a systems change;

  3. Programs or projects that provide wellness support for individuals and families experiencing crisis.

The deadline for grant applications is June 12, 2019. Details on the application process can be found on wbcfoundation.ca/community-grant.

WBCF’s grants committee aims to shortlist the applications by the end of July and make final decisions on awarding of grants before the end of October 2019.

The WBCF is a registered Canadian charity. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in our region through grants and partnerships that improve the capacity and sustainability of our community.


For more information go to www.wbcfoundation.ca.