IPAD Mini Winner

Congratulations to Karen Veerkamp who was the winner of the draw for the IPAD mini.

Thank you to all who took the 2014 Vital Signs online survey. This year we had 556 take our survey compared to 330 who did the survey last year — that's a 75 per cent increase!

The 2014 Abbotsford Vital Signs Report will appear in The News on Wednesday October 8 and be available online starting that day here on ACF's homepage.

It will include the results of the survey, local and national statistics on the six issues — transportation, arts and culture, environment, safety and jobs and the local economy. Plus comments from survey participants on the issues.

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.


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.