Over $130,000 in grants are being given to the community from the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta this year. There are 32 organizations that will reap the benefits of the money. There are also 38 college students, leaders and community members that will also receive over $29,000.
Grande Prairie & District Golden Age Centre will use the money to support seniors’ programs, the Centre for Creative Arts Society will invest in youth programs, and Camp Tamarack Association will help local people access programs. The money will also be used for Debolt & District Pioneer Museum Society, Grande Prairie & Area Friendship Centre, Elder’s Caring Shleter, and Grande Prairie Live Theatre Society. HIV North will be putting the funds towards a youth LGBTQ program while Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter will ensure homeless youth have resources. City of Grande Prairie will also be getting money to invest in youth. Money will also be put into the Big Brothers & Sisters Association and Grande Prairie Women’s Residence Association.
Over the last 20 years, $4.4 million has been given to the community from CFNA.