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PG Community Foundation awards $138-thousand in grants

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The Prince George Community Foundation has given $138,609.51 to local non-profits through three grant programs.

A total of $71,350 was distributed 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 $30,500 under the emergency grant program 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

Another $36,759.51 was awarded through the Fraser-Fort George Endowment Funds:

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  • 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
  • Huble Homestead Giscome Portage Heritage Society – Fire Suppression Supply Buildings
  • Shell-Glen Improvement Society – Trails, Playground and BBQ
  • Penny Community Historical Assossiaction – 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

“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.

The programs are intended to support programs and services in the areas of arts and culture, social services, environment, health, sports and recreation, and education.

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