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CFSEA distributes investment earnings to a broad range of community initiatives. 

Grant & Fund Recipients

We distribute funds to all areas including human services, health, education, justice, environment, arts, culture, recreation, and community development. Our grants are dispersed twice a year through:

  • Designated Grants – As directed by the wishes of donors, according to their fund agreements
  • Community Grants – In response to grant applications from local charitable organizations (and approval of the Foundation Board of Directors)
  • Vital/Community Impact Award – Strategically directed to address emerging needs, issues and trends in the community (as determined by research and approved by the Foundation Board of Directors)

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Youth In Philanthropy

Youth in Philanthropy is a program that encourages students to experience philanthropy through the granting and giving process. Students research community needs then identify and select appropriate charities to receive funding.

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Vital People

Our Vital People Program applauds the staff working in frontline program delivery or junior management positions for the local charities the keep Southeastern Alberta thriving. Two $500 awards are given annually to agency employees to assist with further training and skill development that best suits the needs of the individual recipient.

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