ACF’s grants are funded from the income of our Smart and Caring Fund. For every dollar donated to the Smart and Caring Campaign, we will grant a dollar to local programs for children in need, up to $300,000 by 2017. Find out how you can Champion Abbotsford Kids.
Abbotsford Community Foundation started in 1980. Back then it was called the Matsqui-Abbotsford Parks and Recreation Foundation. Read more…
Join us on Saturday May 30 at the Ramada as we celebrate our 35th anniversary with an 80s themed party featuring the band Dr. Strangelove, spectacular raffle prizes, including two tickets anywhere Westjet flies, silent auction packages and “Dancing with the Stars”. For more and to buy tickets online click here.
This June ACF will allocate over 335 awards totaling a record $338,000. The 2015 application process is now closed. Successful applicants will receive their awards at their high school grad ceremonies. For info on how you can create a Student Award Fund or Annual Student Award visit How to Create a Student Award.
Across Canada community foundations have been telling their stories through newspaper radio and TV ads. Recently the Abbotsford Community Foundation ran a series of six ads in The News showing how You Make Your Community and Your Community Makes You
The EcoDairy Science World exhibit is geared to teaching children about cows and showcases the latest technology and sustainable processes in dairy farming. ACF supported this exhibit through its Agriculture Enhancement Grants Program, a joint initiative with the City of Abbotsford.
The Salvation Army received a grant from the Mary Victoria Wakefield Animal Welfare Fund for its new Pet Clinic where the homeless can bring in their pets to receive care. You can establish a fund to support an issue or a specific charity or charities. To find out more visit What to Support.
ACF can work with estate lawyers, financial planners, accountants and investment managers to create charitable gift plans for clients. Many people have already chosen to remember their community with a gift in their will to create a lasting legacy. Looking for tips and tools? Visit the Professional Advisors Resource page.
Conducted by community foundations across Canada, Vital Signs is a check-up that measures the vitality of our community. Abbotsford Community Foundation published a 2013 Abbotsford Vital Signs Report on areas including poverty, homelessness, health and education and a 2014 Abbotsford Vital Signs Report on arts and culture, transportation and the local economy.