Thank you to those who participated in the Vital Signs survey which focused on trust, belonging and happiness in Abbotsford to identify the community’s greatest concerns, increasing needs and community assets. A summary of the results will be available here on our website in late August.
Join Investors Group, Jack’s Towing, Western Hatchery, Golden Valley Foods, Rosborough and Co., and BC Egg and be part of our first Smart and Caring Golf Classic on September 26, 2016 at Ledgeview (Banquet at Phoenix). For info on becoming a sponsor or entering a team click here.
ACF has awarded over $65,000 in grants to local charities helping children living in poverty in Abbotsford through its Smart and Caring Community Grants Program. For information on the projects funded click here.
Congratulations to the five organizations who are recipients of 2016 Agriculture Enhancement Grants. Over $143,000 was awarded to crop innovation projects on June 14. More information here.
Everyone has a story to tell and now, through the Foundation’s Abbotsford Legacy Stories Program, you can leave both a financial and historical legacy to your community. To find out how click here.
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.
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. To learn more visit our Professional Advisors Page.
ACF receives the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for “Non Profit Organization of the Year”. From left to right, Hank Kroeker, Harv Wiens, Kal Sidhu, Sukh Sidhu, Susan McAlevy, Wendy Neufeld, Marion Juhasz, Lorna Hart and Brian Loughlin.
The 2016 Student Awards Program for Grade 12 students graduating from an Abbotsford School District Secondary or MEI Secondary is now complete. Over 200 successful recipients were allocated awards totaling approximately $260,000 at grad ceremonies last June. For info on how you can establish a student award click here.