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Rivers and Area Community Foundation launches new   Emergency Community Support Fund

Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now. Launched on May 19, 2020, until the national deadline of July 27, 2020 the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of CanadaUnited Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Brandon and Southwestern Manitoba to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing $40,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020. Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply by visiting the Community Foundations of Canada’s National Application Portal.

BUILDING COMMUNITY
Grants Awarded With Matching From Build 150

Grants Awarded With Matching From Build 150

Director Rod Veitch of the Rivers and Area Community Foundation presents Rivers Legion Ladies Auxiliary member Marguerite Lapka-Woytowich with a cheque for $1,000 and a matching Build 150 grant of $1,000 towards a new commercial refrigerator for the auxiliary kitchen....

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Apply for Grants by September 30th

Apply for Grants by September 30th

The Rivers & Area Community Foundation's grant period opens on September 1st and closes on September 30th each year. Visit our Grant Application Guidelines page to review the granting requirements.

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Wahtopanah Shore Clean Up

Wahtopanah Shore Clean Up

Ross Lindberg, Mavis White, Jim Madder and Chic Lindberg present Ed MacKay a cheque for $1,000 from the Bill and Helen Sibbald Legacy Fund with a matching Build 150 grant of $1,000 towards their project of cleaning up the environment at the beach at Lake Wahtopanah at...

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