Grants available for kids programs

Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) has launched its 2015 Smart and Caring Grants Program

Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) has launched its 2015 Smart and Caring Grants Program.

“This year we have over $65,000 to distribute for projects or programs that help children living in poverty in Abbotsford,” said Susan McAlevy, executive director.

“In addition, this is the first year we will be granting from our Housing Fund for projects that assist organizations that provide housing or programs and services for the homeless. We have $17,000 to grant this year.”

The granting guidelines and applications for both programs are available online at abbotsfordcf.org or via email at info@abbotsfordcf.org. The deadline for both is April 10.

The Housing Endowment Fund has been built gradually over the years beginning with the proceeds from two neighbourhood balls that were held in 2009 and 2010.

The foundation is raising funds through its Smart and Caring Campaign to build the community fund that is supporting the grants for charities providing services to children.

For information on how to support the campaign, visit the “donors” page at abbotsfordcf.org.