The Foundation is pleased to announce that a total of $341,725 was awarded during our Fall Grant Intake & Income Distribution ceremony that was held as a Facebook Live again this year.
All part of the Foundation’s pledge of giving back to the Community we are pleased to award $116,565 in grants to 17 registered charities throughout our communities supporting a variety of projects.
The Fall Grant recipients are:
· Science World – $4,450 for their online Science adventure program that will benefit students in Prince George
· Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC - $5,000 for their Connect: Switch program
· Canadian Mental Health Association of Northern BC - $7,600 for their Men’s Shed
· Hope Air - $5,000 – to provide accommodation support for PG families travelling for outside medical care
· Junior Achievement of BC - $ 5,000 – Financial Literacy & Work Readiness Program
· Method Dance Society - $ 3,000 – Community Workshops
· Northern John Howard Society - $4,500 – S.T.O.P Project
· Prince George Symphony Orchestra - $10,000 – Hummingbird & the Fire Programming
· Prince George Alano Society - $10,000 – Alano Club
· Prince George Humane Society - $10,000 – Keeping Pets & People Together program
· Prince George Therapeutic Riding Association - $7,500 – Horse Shelters at the Agriplex
· Sources Community Resource Society - $ 4,950 – Lending library
· Tetra Society of North America - $ 6,000 – Customized devices for individuals with disabilities
· Canadian Red Cross - $ 10,000 – Prince George Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)
· Community Art Council of Prince George - $ 10,000 – Feasibility Study Project
· Exploration Place - $ 3,565 – Exploration Kits for students
· YMCA of Northern BC - $ 10,000 – YMCA Alternative Suspension Program
“We are pleased to support so many worthwhile projects in our community this grant cycle,” said Prince George Community Foundation President Catherine Pennington.
Several charities in Prince George have endowment funds with the Foundation. All the income earned annually is then given back to the charities to continue supporting the important work they do. During our grant announcement yesterday, $210,159 was distributed to these 13 charities:
· Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum
· Child Development Centre
· Community Arts Council
· Cranbrook Hill Greenway
· Fraser Fort George Museum Society
· PG Hospice Society
· PG Fibre Arts Guild
· Prince George Symphony Orchestra
· Prince George Folkfest Society
· Prince George Public Library
· United Way of Northern BC (Prince George United Way)
· Theatre Northwest
· Two Rivers Gallery
“We are so honoured to be able to provide this income distribution to these charities, especially as the pandemic continues impacting how these charities operate”, continued Pennington.
Recipients were recognized via a Facebook Live through the Prince George Community Foundation’s page on Thursday, December 2nd. This video can be viewed here: PG Community Foundation | Facebook
True community development happens through the efforts of passionate citizens. Thanks to the vision and financial investment of local residents, the Prince George Community Foundation was created in 1995 to serve Prince George and region in perpetuity. With the sustainable management of an endowment, ongoing charitable donations and passion for community, the Foundation has provided more than $3.2 million to date for projects championed by local non-profit organizations who work to build a livable, resilient community.
If you are interested in learning more about how a charity endowment fund can be created, please call Mindy in our office at 250-562-7772.