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Wood Buffalo Community Foundation announces five local recipients for 2019 grant funding

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(Fort McMurray, AB – September 25, 2019) The Wood Buffalo Community Foundation (WBCF) has selected five local community groups as the recipients of nearly $200,000 in community grant funding. The funding is part of the Foundation’s 2019 grant cycle, which invited applications from local charities and community groups in early May.

This year’s grant cycle marks the second round of grant funding issued by the WBCF. The 2019 grant recipients include:

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association
  • FuseSocial Wood Buffalo Society
  • St. Aidan’s House Society
  • The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo
  • Pastew Place Detoxification Centre

Since being founded in 2017, the WBCF has been building its endowed funds to help support and strengthen the social profit sector in the Wood Buffalo Region. Part of this support comes in the form of strategic grant giving, which helps to provide financial assistance for community projects in the areas of health, education, arts, culture, social services, sports and recreation, the environment and other emerging community needs.

This year’s funding will help support valuable community projects such as the Peer Support Program offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Senior Outreach & Advocate Program run by St. Aidan’s House Society and FuseSocial Wood Buffalo Society’s Leadership & Education Program.

“We’re very pleased to be able to support these great charities and community groups that are providing valuable programming and assistance to the individuals and families in our region who need it most,” said Tony Mankowski, WBCF Board Chair. “It is our goal to contribute to a sustainable social profit sector that will help support our region for decades to come, and our annual grant cycles are just one of the ways we work to achieve that goal.”

For more information on the WBCF’s 2019 grant cycle, visit


About Wood Buffalo Community Foundation
The WBCF is a registered Canadian charity. Our mission is to enhance quality of life in our region by supporting community members and organizations in building long term, mutually beneficial relationships between donors and grantees. We provide grants to improve and enhance the stability and sustainability of the community.