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CFSEA Announces First Round of Emergency Funding

The Community Foundation grants $52,100 in emergency funding to 11 charities across the region.


CFSEA Board of Directors are pleased to announce $52,100 in emergency funding to support vulnerable populations in the wake of the pandemic from the Spring 2020 Re-purposing funds.

This first round of funding will support mental health, domestic violence, food insecurities and youth initiatives. Our grants committee worked closely with municipal leaders and other local funders to ensure these funds would help our most vulnerable populations and fill some of the funding gaps in the communities we serve.


Grant Recipients

Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta SE Region                     $10,000

Medicine Hat Family Service                                                                     $8,000

Medicine Hat BeYOUth Centre                                                                $2,500

Community Food Connections                                                                 $1,100

Brooks & County Victim Services Unit Association                               $2,000

Brooks Food Bank                                                                                       $6,000

St. Vincent de Paul Society                                                                        $10,000

The Champion’s Centre Inc. – Brooks                                                     $1,000

Oyen and District Food Bank Association                                               $5,000

Hanna Food Bank Association                                                                  $5,000

Empress Friendship Centre                                                                       $1,500


In addition to the $52,100 announced, the Community Foundation will continue to distribute emergency funds from the Spring 2020 Re-purposing grants on a rolling basis over the next few months. The next application intake will open May 27 with a deadline of June 5.