Do you belong to a volunteer organization in need of funding to provide new opportunities to support community life? Applications are due March 17th for the Calgary Foundation and Calgary Economic Development’s Soul of the City Neighbour Grant, which has provided $5000 each to five different organizations annually since 1999. Last year Haysboro was one of the winning communites for their Scoot Park Mural Project to keep their outdoor ice rinks in use year-round by painting them and inviting kids to bring their scooters during the warmer months. Let’s see what other great ideas come out of Ward 11!
The Neighbours Grants program proved so successful that in 2006 it was joined by Stepping Stones, smaller grants supported by the Calgary Foundation and First Calgary Financial. The goals of the program are similar to the Neighbour Grants but in amounts between $100-$600. Applications for Stepping Stones grants are due by midnight of the 1st of every month. This gives you another option for funding if you are not applying for the Soul of the City Neighbour Grant this year.
The Calgary Foundation is a fantastic resource for community organizations, having been established in 1955 to coordinate between philanthropic donors and groups in need of resources.
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