Anderson Family Fund

The Anderson Family Fund was created in 2011 by Doug and Erin Anderson, who wanted to build a flexible fund that would provide much-needed resources to valuable community organizations and initiatives. Through a donor advised endowment fund,…

Vogelzang Family Fund

The Vogelzang Family Fund was created in 2010 by John and Casey Vogelzang to provide much-needed resources for aboriginal youth to attend the annual Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth Conference at Grant MacEwan University. The Dreamcatcher Aboriginal…

Ford Family Endowment Fund

The Ford Family Endowment Fund was created in 2013 when long-time Penhold residents Stewart and Eileen Ford donated $500,000 to invest in the future of students graduating from the Penhold Crossing High School, to pursue post-secondary education. For…

Chapman Literacy Endowment Fund

The Chapman Literacy Endowment Fund was created in 2014 by long-time Red Deerians Tom and Joan Chapman, who donated $325,000 to support the Red Deer Public Schools’ Reading College Program. Launched in 2012, the Reading College Program…

Smiles Thru Lindsey

The Smiles Thru Lindsey Endowment Fund was created in 2015 after Lindsey Kathleen More tragically took her life at the age of 22. Prior to her sudden passing and after a string of suicides at community high schools, Lindsey wanted to help those…

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra In School Programs

The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra In-School Programs bring RDSO musicians into elementary and middle/high schools for free 45-minutes presentations that provide the students with the unique opportunity to see orchestral instruments up close and…

Sundre Nutrition For Learning Program

Approximately 30 per cent of elementary students and 60 per cent of high school students attend school in Canada with little or no nutrition. The Sundre Nutrition for Learning Society’s in-school nutrition program aims to ensure that all kids…

Adult Assisted Volunteer Program—Red Deer & District S.P.C.A.

The Red Deer & District S.P.C.A.’s Adult Assisted Volunteer Program provides individuals with special needs the opportunity to volunteer in the S.P.C.A. facility, allowing this vulnerable segment of the population to find a position of…

Vacation Without Limits Subsidy Program

For those with a disability or special need, planning a relaxing getaway at an affordable cost can prove to be even more complicated than most of us will ever experience. The Vacation without Limits Subsidy Program is designed to help the…

Sylvan Lake Lighthouse

In 2015, RDDCF participated in rebuilding the iconic Sylvan Lake Lighthouse, a project spearheaded by the Sylvan Lake Sailing Club and championed by the Tourism Action Committee, the Sylvan Lake Marina, and the Chamber of Commerce. Built…