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COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

Our Vital Impact Grant application and process has been updated to focus on organizations who may have an innovative and creative way in filling a community need. Our Community Leadership Committee has been working hard to revise this new award and they are proud to present the Community Impact Award.

 

Are you a registered charity with a game-changing idea that has the potential to create positive, lasting change in our region?                   

The CFSEA’s Community Impact Award is a $25,000 grant designed for agencies with new and innovative project ideas that show creativity and leadership in supporting a vibrant, healthy, caring community.           

 

Using information from CFSEA’s Vital Signs/Vital Conversations, projects that address the following priorities are invited to apply:

1. Work & Economy
2. Mental Health
3. Vulnerable Populations

The Community Impact Award will support projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Are a new and creative project that serves a social mandate
  •  Foster cooperative, collaborative and innovative approaches to the challenges facing organizations and our community
  •  Address an identifiable community need or opportunity
  •  Build community leadership
  •  Have an impact across the region
  •  Leverage other funds and partnerships
  •  Show evidence of sustainability

Please Note:

  • Successful projects may be applicable to receive funding over a maximum of two (2) years.
  • A final report will be due within 18 months of receiving the grant. Quarterly updates will be required.
  • $20,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant with $5,000 being withheld until the applicant presents at the following year’s Vital event.

Deadline for applications is March 15th.

Process:
1. Submit the grant application attached.
2. The Community Leadership Committee will then review all applications and consider up to three (3) finalists to submit further information         including a presentation to the committee.

 

FILLABLE LETTER OF INTENT

 

Past Recipients of our Vital Impact Grants: 

2017 Recipients
Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter – Men and Boys messaging and education to prevent family violence ($4,000)
McMan Youth Family & Community Services Association – Outdoor BBQ and Community Gathering area for homeless youth apartment building ($2,000)
Fresh Start to School – Take away items for distribution: BBQ hosting ($5,000)
No Stone Left Alone – Honoring Fallen Soldiers with poppies on Gravestones ($1,000)
Medicine Hat & District Food Bank – Contribution to wages of their system Navigator ($10,000)
SPEC Association for Children and Families – Multi-Cultural Arts project to integrate Brooks’ citizens from around the world ($8,038)
Medicine Hat Early Childhood Coalition – Play Guides ($2,700)

2016 Recipients
Medicine Hat and District Food Bank – Food First Project ($15000.00)
Catholic School District – Fresh Start to School ($10,000.00)
Medicine Hat Early Childhood Coalition – Roving Gyms ($3875.00)
St. John’s Church – Project Connect ($1500.00)
Dutchess Ag Society – Dutchess Hockey Club ($4150.00)

2015 Recipients
Early Childhood Development Coalition – Roving Gyms Program ($8,000)
Medicine Catholic School Board – Fresh Start to School ($10,000)
Medicine Hat Public Library – Tic Tac Teen Program ($3,000)
Medicine Hat Public Library – Post Teen Program ($1,500)
Shortgrass Library System (Bow Island) – Teen Programming Kit ($1,500)
Medicine Hat and District Food Bank – Food First Pilot ($15,000)

2014 Recipients
Medicine Hat Early Childhood Coalition – Roving Gyms ($8800)
Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre – Transportation for Patients ($7000)
McMan – Youth Food Security Program ($5200)
Brooks Public Library – Teen Advisory Board ($1500)
Medicine Hat Public Library – Tic Tac Teen Program ($1500)
Medicine Hat Public Library – Post Teens Program ($1500)
Shortgrass Library – Teen Programming Kits ($1500)