Eleven Richmond charities recently received a total of almost $50,000 in funding from the Richmond Community Foundation (RCF) to carry out community initiatives.
Family Services of Greater Vancouver received the largest grant at $8,000, which will fund a food literacy and cooking skills program for adults with disability held in partnership with Aspire.
Grants of $5,000 were awarded to six charities for different purposes, including summer camps for Diabetes Canada and Zajac Ranch Society, and purchases of digital instruments and a garlic brusher for Richmond Music School and The Sharing Farm respectively.
The Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition, on the other hand, will use the funding for a pedestrian road safety initiative while Richmond Centre Disability has plans for a new youth volunteers training program to help them better support vulnerable community members.
Funding also went to Pathways Clubhouse, Rabbitats Rescue Society, Relay Education and the Richmond Women's Resource Centre.
The grants were funded by eight of RCF's forever funds, which were created by philanthropic people, businesses and groups to give back to the community.
“We’re pleased we were able to support such a diverse range of community projects,” said Ed Gavsie, RCF executive director.
“This year’s grant recipients illustrate the strength and vibrancy of Richmond’s charitable sector, and their initiatives in areas like food security, public safety, and inclusive recreation will benefit countless residents.”
More information on this year's recipients and the projects is available here.