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Grants & Funding

Grants & Funding

A Record Number of Scholarships and Bursaries Awarded to Graduating High School Students in Abbotsford

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve allocated 420 scholarship and bursary awards through our Student Awards Program, totaling just over $425,000, to graduating Abbotsford students for their post secondary education goals. “Thanks to the generosity of local community groups, companies and individuals, we have been able to financially assist 281…...

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Five Farm Projects Receive Agriculture Enhancement Grants to Benefit Local Agriculture

We’re pleased to confirm the recipients of the 2022 Agricultural Enhancement Grants. A total of $170,000 was granted to five farming initiatives that met the project criteria of agriculture innovation with a technology focus, including research and development, that will benefit the local agriculture industry overall. We’ve been providing grants…...

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Hey Neighbour Uses Disaster Relief Fund to Support Residents Impacted by Flooding

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when community members were losing their jobs and struggling to put food on the table, an organization named Hey Neighbour sprouted. They asked their neighbours if they wanted to help them fill the local food bank so that no one would go hungry.…...

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Local Charities Receive $160,000 in Funding Through 2022 Smart and Caring Community Grants

We’re pleased to confirm the recipients of the 2022 Smart and Caring Community Grants. A total of $160,000 was awarded in support of eighteen programs administered by local charities that address children and families at risk in our community. “We are pleased to have distributed almost $1M in grants since…...

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Crossroads Hub: A Place for Hot Meals and Hope for Residents Impacted by Flooding 

After record-breaking rainfall caused devastating flooding in Sumas Prairie late last year, residents quickly jumped into action to support their neighbours. Alison Arends, a long-term resident of Sumas Prairie and owner of Crossroads Dairy with her husband John Arends, is an excellent example of one of those community members. When…...

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Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Recognized for Disaster Relief Efforts

The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce was recognized by the BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) for its leadership role in supporting farmers and businesses to recover after the devastating floods that affected the Fraser Valley last year.  The Chamber received the Community Project award at the BCDES’s annual award presentation event…...

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Storage Facility Customers Receive a $3,500 grant through Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund After Flooding Causes Significant Damage to Stored Belongings

After an atmospheric river caused devastating flooding in Sumas Prairie in November 2021, many residents were left with significant damage to their homes and businesses. But it wasn’t only the residents of Sumas Prairie that were directly impacted. Over 110 customers local to Abbotsford and surrounding areas had their belongings…...

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2022 Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program Offers $215,000 in Funding for Projects That Support Agricultural Innovation

We’re pleased to announce that applications for the 2022 Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program are being accepted as of April 4, 2022.  In 2022, the granting criteria will focus on projects that support agricultural innovation, specifically as it relates to: product development  value-added agriculture innovations  solutions for product-to-market supply chains  entrepreneurial…...

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Zajac Ranch Offers Inclusive Family Camp Opportunity With Help From a Smart and Caring Community Grant

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, we distributed a total of $125,000 through our 2021 Smart and Caring Community Grants program to 18 charities that support local families in need. Zajac Ranch was one of many incredible organizations that received funding to support local families by offering…...

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KidsPlay Foundation Uses Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund to Provide Essentials and Mental Health Support

After the devastating floods ravaged Sumas Prairie in November 2021, the University of the Fraser Valley, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, and the Abbotsford Community Foundation joined forces to help those most impacted. The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund (ADRF) was established two days after the flooding to support front-line agencies providing essential services and…...

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