The Brandon Area Community Foundation shared this afternoon details on a host of community organizations that have been awarded grants for the 2019 year.
Grants include $250,300 awarded to 28 recipients under the ‘Community Grant’ category including:
- $40,000 for new LED lighting along the walking paths at the Riverbank Discovery Centre
- $35,000 in ball diamond upgrades for Andrews Field
- $25,000 for daycare expansion of Russell’s Lots A Tots
- $25,000 to Virden Skatepark for construction of a 6,500 park
- $15,000 for new equipment for trail maintenance in the Brandon Hills for the Westman Trail Association
- $15,000 to Child and Family Services to renovate the roof of the McCutcheon Building
BACF had been accepting applications for Community Grants until September 30th, with applications considered based on grant criteria and available funds. Funds come from income earned via investments made in an endowment fund based on contributions it receives.
For 2019 an additional $311,660 was issued as Donor-advised grants, $60,652 under the category of Designated grants, $10,000 via the Youth in Philanthropy program and $8,550 via the 100 Women Who Care initiative. Altogether that brings the Foundation’s 2019 grant total to $641,152.
Last year’s grant total was $579,066, with this year representing an increase of more than $62,000.
More details on this year’s recipients are published on the Foundation’s website at http://www.bacf.ca/grants
BACF was founded in 1956 and makes grants to charitable groups that benefit Southwestern Manitoba communities.