RDDCF grants $55,000 through spring community grants program 


The Red Deer & District Community Foundation (RDDCF) has distributed $55,000 to six local agencies for the Spring Cycle of the Community Grants program.

“We have some new recipients for this granting cycle, and some past recipients that we are happy to be supporting again,” Erin Peden, Executive Director of RDDCF said. “Since our granting is open to any qualified donee, we are able to grant to an array of areas. We are committed to supporting a variety of demographics and causes.”

“Despite fluctuating markets, we have maintained our ability to carry out our mission to strengthen the quality of life in Central Alberta,” Peden said. “We are pleased to be able to honour our commitment to community by contributing $55,000 to local agencies doing important work.”

Recipients of the spring grants are as follows:

  • Book Clubs for Inmates ChIRP: Connecting Families Through the Joy of Reading – $3,000.00
  • Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre 24-Hour Phone, Text, & Webchat Crisis Line – $20,000.00
  • Fairview Elementary School Library Renovation – $5,000.00
  • Olds & District Hospice Hospice & Bereavement Client Support Through Volunteers – $7,000
  • Scientists in School Increasing Access to STEM Learning for Vulnerable Children and Youth in Red Deer and District – $5,000.00
  • Team Jigger Foundation Sledge Hockey Equipment Purchases – $15,000

“As the Community Foundation, we have a number of ways to support charities to reach their financial needs ,” Peden said. “We provide grants, but we also work with agencies on other sustainable funding options.”

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation distributes Community Grants twice annually, in the spring and the fall. Applications for the Fall cycle of the Community Grants program will open mid June.

Community Grants are available to any qualified donee in Central Alberta, with no limitations as to areas of focus. In 2022, RDDCF granted over $142,00 to local charities through the Community Grants program.