Over $300,000 dished out to local organizations

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta has dished out $307,970 in grants to local organizations here in our city. The grants are through Community Priorities Granting Program, which is awarding $220,970 to 27 projects. As well as the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life, giving out $87,000 to six projects. The money will be distributed to 33 projects from organizations throughout Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta.

“We love to be able to award these grants into the community. We’ve seen a lot of challenges in the community this year, in particular, as we still continue to come through covid-19 and the pandemic. The economy isn’t in the best shape right now. Community groups are starting to really struggle. We’re hearing from some groups who are really having difficulties. So for us to be able to put this money back into the community is so rewarding for us. It’s so important for the community, and it’s just one more piece that we can do to help keep our community strong and healthy,” says the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Lethbridge, Charleen Davidson.

Through generous donors the Community Foundation has distributed over $1.2 million in grants throughout our region this year.

The full list of grant winners can be viewed here https://cflsa.ca/community-foundation-grant-programs-support-southwestern-alberta/

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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