The Abbotsford Community Foundation has announced that it has $80,000 available in grants for projects that help children or youth at risk in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Community Foundation has $80,000 in grants available

Applications now being accepted for projects that help at-risk children and youth

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) has launched its 2018 Smart and Caring Community Grants Program.

ACF executive director Wendy Neufeld said this year there is more than $80,000 available for projects that help children or youth at risk in Abbotsford.

A total of 55 representatives of Abbotsford charities attended a workshop on Feb. 15 co-hosted by ACF and the Vancouver Foundation to present the granting opportunities that both foundations have for their respective programs or projects.

The granting guidelines and applications are now available on the ACF website at abbotsfordcf.org under the “grants” section. The deadline to apply for grants of up to $10,000 is March 30, 2018.

“Last year we granted over $80,000 for nine different projects that addressed children living in poverty in our community,” said Andrea Senft, chair of the community grants committee.

“We look forward to being able to support local initiatives that help vulnerable children and families in Abbotsford.”

The foundation has just completed a four-year initiative to raise funds through its Smart and Caring Campaign. The goal was growth of ACF’s community fund, which directly funds the grants to charities that focus on providing services to children in need.

ACF committed to grant out at least $300,000 over this four-year period to help the community’s kids in need, and Neufeld said they are pleased that they have met and exceeded this commitment.

Visit the ACF website for more information or call Wendy Neufeld at 604-850-3755.

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