$180,000 in grant funding awarded to Calgary and area non-profits
In keeping with its long-legacy of giving, CREB® Charitable Foundation has awarded $180,000 in grant funding to local non-profits selected by REALTORS® through its Investing in HOPE program.
The Charitable Foundation typically awards 15 grants through the Investing in HOPE program, but thanks to the generosity of its board of governors who unanimously agreed to inject an extra $30,000 this year, 18 organizations providing sustainable community solutions, shelter and care will receive a $10,000 grant.
“We had the capacity to give more this year, so that’s what we did,” said foundation co-ordinator Aneve MacKay-Lyons. “The impact of every grant is exponential, so when 18 different organizations receive funding, there’s a profound ripple effect that translates into a much wider outcome for the people who need it most.”
“There’s a profound ripple effect that translates into a much wider outcome for the people who need it most.”
The additional funding was applied evenly across the Charitable Foundation’s three areas of focus: enhancement, shelter and care. The top six organizations with the most votes in each category were awarded a $10,000 grant to assist with a specific operational or capital need.
“The Investing in HOPE program gives us the opportunity to support community organizations across a wide continuum, so we can make a measurable difference in many areas,” said MacKay-Lyons.
“Where one grant might help to lift people out of poverty and offer safe housing alternatives, other grants may be used to support agencies that foster creativity in young people or promote inclusiveness or access to learning and education. The possibilities are endless.”
Full list of Investing in HOPE grant recipients
Developmental Disabilities Resources Centre of Calgary (DDRC)
Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre
North Rocky View Community Links Society
Heritage Christian Education Society Calgary
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Pawsitive Match Dog Rescue Foundation
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Brenda’s House – Children’s Cottage Society
The Victory Foundation
Inn from the Cold
Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta
Jack Long Foundation
The Sandwich Foundation
Kids Up Front Calgary
Recovery Acres Society
Art à la Carte
Little Warriors – Prevent it!
Aspen Family and Community Network Society