At a time when they need it the most, a number of local and regional non-profits are set to benefit from the Prince George’s Community Foundation’s (PGCF) "Giving Something Back" grant cycle.
The PGCF is awarding a total of $110,042 in grants to 19 registered charities throughout the community for its fall 2020 grant intake.
The funds are set to support the following community-led projects (in alphabetical order):
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC - $6,000 to enhance their Virtual Programming
- Blackburn Elementary School (Parent Advisory Committee) - $10,000 for pedestrian safety
- Caledonia Adaptive Snowsports Society - $4,095 for adaptive equipment and training
- Central Interior Native Health - $7,500 for additional entrance support
- Community Arts Council - $3,000 to support Method Dance Workshops
- Northern BC Crisis Prevention Centre - $1,000 for their COPE program
- David Douglas Botanical Garden Society - $7,500 for their garden expansion design work
- Hope Air - $5,000 to support accommodation expenses for families travelling out of PG for medical support
- Minerva BC - $2,500 for their Learning to Lead virtual workshop
- Northern Adapted Sports Association - $10,000 for new adaptive equipment
- Northern BC Friends of Children Society - $3,000 to support families travelling out of PG for their child/children to receive medical support
- PEERS - $5,000 to support winter clothing/harm reduction kits
- Prince George Brain Injury - $8,500 for their Healing & Expression Thru Art program
- Prince George FolkFest Society - $10,000 to support Virtual Programming for ColdSnap
- Prince George Hospice Society - $3,097 for Hospice Park Site Development
- Two Rivers Gallery - $9,000 for their Water & Ice Community Engagement Art Project
- Prince George Symphony Orchestra - $5,000 towards their 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book
- SDS7 Nusdeh Yoh - $4,850 towards their Food for Thought program
- Theatre NorthWest - $5,000 towards their Stage Readings
“On behalf of the board and staff of the Prince George Community Foundation we are delighted to provide this funding to these deserving recipients,” says PGCF Board President Alain Lefebvre in a news release.
“In a year where our registered charities are facing the constant need to pivot and amend their programming, we are so pleased that we can provide this funding to them.”
The Prince George Community Foundation is 25 years strong, serving the city and its surrounding regions since 1995 in perpetuity.
With the sustainable management of an endowment, ongoing charitable donations and passion for community, the PGCF, to date, has provided more than $3.2 million for projects championed by local non-profit organizations who work to build a livable, resilient community.