PGCF Awards $ 138,609.51 in funding through Spring Grant programs

PGCF Awards $ 138,609.51 in funding through Spring Grant programs
JUNE 1, 2022

Last evening the Prince George Community Foundation awarded $138,609.51 in funding through three grant programs: $71,350 in Spring Grants, $30,500 In Emergency Response Grants and $36,759.51 through the Fraser-Fort George Endowment Fund Grants. 

 

The Prince George Community Foundation Grant Funding aims to improve the well-being and quality of life of the community and its residents through financial assistance to non-profit, community-based organizations. The program is intended to support programs and services in the areas of arts & culture, social services, environment, health, sports & recreation, and education.

 

The Foundation awarded $71,350.00 to nine organizations under the spring grant intake program:

·         BC Summer Games – Community Engagement Initiative

·         Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC – Connect: New Media Program

·         Central Interior Native Health – Overdose Prevention Community Health Fair

·         Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Outreach Enhancement

·         Pacific Autism Family Network – Accessible Camps

·         Prince George Conservatory of Music – Outreach Project

·         Prince George Symphony Orchestra – Singer Songwriter Concert

·         Two Rivers Gallery – Physical Accessibility Audit

·         Variety – Children Support

 

The Foundation awarded another $30,500 under the Emergency Response Fund to seven organizations:

·         Canadian Mental Health Association – Clubhouse

·         Central Interior Native Health – Printer and Food Vouchers

·         Community Arts Council – Operation Costs

·         Northern Central Seniors Association – Operating Costs

·         P.E.E.R.S – Outreach Project

·         Prince George Brain Injury Group – Case Management

·         Prince George Dance Festival – Operating Costs

 

In Addition to the Spring Grants and Emergency Grant Program another $36,759.51 was awarded through the Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds:

·         Salmon Valley Gymkhana Club – Facility Improvements

·         Bednesti Berman Community Association – Fire Trailer Equipment

·         Miworth Community Association – Welcome Signs, Crawl Space Insulation, Wall Screen and Stage Light

·         Humble Homestead Giscome Portage Heritage Society – Fire Suppression Supply Buildings

·         Shell-Glen Improvement Society – Trails, Playground and BBQ

·         Penny Community Historical Association – Wood Shelter and Fire Pit Cover

·         Bear Lake Recreation Association – Recreational Equipment, Shelving and Storage 

·         Hixon Volunteer Fire Department – Exterior Fire Rated Doors, Snow Blower, Hixon Women’s Institute (new chain link fencing and landscaping)

 

"On behalf of the board, staff and grants committee members I am honoured that the Foundation is able to support the work of so many worthy charities in our community", said Prince George Community Foundation Grants Committee Chair Meredith Burmaster.

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 $5.39 million to date for projects championed by local non-profit organizations who work to build a livable, resilient community.  

Please visit the website at www.pgcf.ca or contact our office at 250-562-7772 for detailed information on how you can provide the opportunity to make a lasting charitable donation to enhance the Prince George community.

 

For Media Enquiries:

Mindy Stroet, CFRE

Director of Development

Prince George Community Foundation

250-562-7772

Mindy.stroet@pgcf.ca

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