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Vital Signs Online Survey — Take it Today!

Last year the Abbotsford Community Foundation produced the 2013 Abbotsford Vital Signs Report which looked at how Abbotsford is doing in the areas of: health, education, housing, food security, gap between rich and poor, "getting started" — the challenges for young people and new Canadians and community engagement.

The 2014 Abbotsford Vital Signs report will focus on: Transportation, Arts and Culture, Safety (crime), Environment, and the local economy (jobs).

The report will be based on the results of our 2014 online survey so go online and complete it today at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/ACF2014Survey/.

All those who complete the survey will be entered in a draw to win an iPad Mini.

The 2014 Abbotsford Vital Signs Report will be published in The News next October, just in time for the municipal election. Make your voice heard by completing the survey today.

For more information contact Susan McAlevy, Executive Director of the Abbotsford Community Foundation at smcalevy@abbotsfordcf.org or 604-850-3755.


Student Awards Program


This year the Abbotsford Community Foundation will allocate 317 awards totalling approximately $280,000 to graduating high school students from 8 secondary schools in the Abbotsford School District and M.E.I. Secondary.  The application process is now closed and students will receive notification of their awards at their respective grad ceremonies.



News


ACF is providing a new financial service for local charities.  It will now be able to receive and invest funds from local charities on a non permanent basis. A charity can put aside funds with ACF for the future where it can withdraw part or all of the funds at any time. Its money will be invested in exactly the same way the Foundation invests its endowed funds.



Smart and Caring Community Grants 

Abbotsford Community Foundation has recently provided grants totaling approximately             $ 100,000 to local charities for projects and programs helping children living in poverty in Abbotsford.  For complete information on the 2014 Smart and Caring Community Grants Recipients - click here.