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Grants announced for 2022 from Banff Canmore Community Foundation

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation (BCCF) announced its 2022 community grants to 26 Bow Valley organizations for a total of just under $140,000 in grants.
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A high angle photo of the Rundle Forebay Reservoir from Highway 742 on Thursday, (April 21). JUNGMIN HAM RMO PHOTO

Local organizations and non-profits received positive news.

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation (BCCF) announced its 2022 community grants to 26 Bow Valley organizations for a total of just under $140,000.

The program has contributions from donors, which are in turn provided to local organizations to help the community.

“These grants help address root causes of systemic challenges in our community,” said Fiona Jones, a BCCF board of director member and is part of the grant review committee, in a media release. “Through the generosity of donors and the trust they place in BCCF, these grants support our community to use its strength and expertise.”

Community organizations can submit applications that are multi-year projects or new initiatives on a wide range of priorities.

A group of community volunteers sit on the grant review committee, analyze each application and determine the funding.

Among the groups receiving grants are $10,000 for the Homeless Society of the Bow Valley and its emergency temporary shelter, $10,000 for Rocky Mountain Adaptive and its summer outdoor adaptive experiences program and the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley is receiving $10,000 for its accelerating climate action.

Santas Anonymous is getting $8,000 to help with food security, the YWCA Banff is receiving $10,000 for technology updates and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative $5,000 for best practices for human-wildlife coexistence.

“Many exciting projects this year are rooted in the understanding that our community’s challenges and opportunities are interrelated. They’re showing how diversity and radical inclusion can unlock our potential for real and lasting change here in the Bow Valley,” said Laurie Edwards in a media release, the BCCF’s executive director.

For a full list of recipients, visit: www.banffcanmorecf.org/grants-and-scholarships/community-grants-2022.