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Eleos Robotics Uses Agricultural Grant To Pilot RoboWeeder On Local Farms

Every year our Agricultural Enhancement Grants committee members sit down to decide what types of projects the year’s program will target based on a foundation of advancing the local agricultural industry. This year the committee chose to focus on innovation with a preference for supporting new technologies in agriculture that…...

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Emergency Community Support Fund Provides $221,000 to Local Charities

Since the start of the pandemic, local charities and non-profit organizations have been leading the charge to assist those who need it most in the fight against COVID-19. We are proud to have invested $221,000 from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) towards local charities and qualified…...

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Agricultural Grant Set to Help Local Raspberry Farmers Increase Profits

Every year our Agricultural Enhancement Grants committee members sit down to decide what types of projects the year’s program will target based on a foundation of advancing the local agricultural industry. This year the committee chose to focus on innovation with a preference to supporting new technologies in agriculture that…...

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Andrea Senft Elected as Board Chair of the Abbotsford Community Foundation

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to announce the election of Andrea Senft to Chair of the Board at their 41st Annual General Meeting held in April. Lorna Hart, formerly of Cascade Aerospace, has completed her two-year term as Board Chair and expressed her support of the change in…...

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Agricultural Enhancement Grant Program Provides $88,500 to Local Farm Projects

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to confirm the recipients of the 2020 Agricultural Enhancement Grants. A total of $88,500 was granted to two local farming initiatives that met the project criteria of agriculture innovation with a technology focus, including research and development, that will benefit the agriculture industry…...

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Lepp Farm Market Uses Funds to Extend Local Strawberry Season

The goal of our Agricultural Enhancement Grant program is to support new and local technologies with an environmental and sustainability focus. Our friends over at Lepp Farm Market had the perfect project in mind when they applied for a grant back in 2017. Check out their blog post below on…...

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Animal Welfare Grant Helps Raise Additional Funds for BC SPCA’s Abbotsford Branch

The Mary Wakefield Animal Welfare Grant program was established in honour of the late Mary Wakefield who had a special place in her heart for small animals, always caring for stray cats and rescuing Dachshunds. In her estate, Mrs. Wakefield donated over $235,000 to the Abbotsford Community Foundation to establish…...

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Update

Several weeks ago we announced some of the steps we are taking as we navigate through the effects of COVID-19 on our community and around the world. As your community foundation, we are committed to supporting the charities and organizations who will be significantly impacted in both the short and long term…...

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Bryan Born’s Story

Bryan Born was born in Abbotsford in the 1960’s and spent 20 years pursuing his studies elsewhere. After spending 12 years in Botswana, he decided it was time to return to his family and reconnect with his Canadian roots. He believes that British Columbia is full of opportunity and that…...

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Josh Bach’s Story

Joshua M. Bach was called from Ontario to Abbotsford over 12 years ago when his late wife, Vicky, got a job with Fraser Health as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. He and his wife packed up and moved their two daughters to beautiful British Columbia. Josh feels that Abbotsford is a…...

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