Three new grant programs open for applications

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta announced three new grant program applications. The funds will go to charities throughout SW Alberta. The Community Priorities fund will dish out $550,000, and the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life will give out $200,000. The Youth in Action grant will be the third grant accepting applications. Charleen Davidson, the executive director of the Community Foundation says the charitable sector is facing a lot of challenges and this money will be able to help many nonprofits moving forward.

“2022 has been a hard year for a lot of folks, and so a lot of donations were down. So for us to be able to come out with this funding through our grants programs is really fantastic. It feels great for us. We’re very optimistic about the groups that are going to come in and request this funding and the projects that they’re going to be able to proceed with. Some of them wouldn’t be able to proceed with their projects if we weren’t funding them. So I think it’s pretty critical that we’re able to get this money out to the community right now.”

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge helped to distribute $1.1 million in grant funding throughout the last year.

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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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