2019 Smart and Caring Community Grants Program

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Smart and Caring Community Grants. The focus for the 2019 grants will be projects or programs for children and families at risk in our community provided by qualified registered charities, as defined by CRA rules.  Please check the list of funded projects in 2018 to understand the types of projects and programs the Community Grants committee approve for funding.  The Community Grants program will be accepting applications from February 15 to March 29.  Please see the full details for dates on the application document.

2019 Community Grants Application Guidelines

2019 Community Grants Application package

2018 Smart and Caring Community Grants Program

Smart and Caring Community Grant Recipients, Abbotsford Community Foundation

2018 Grant Recipients

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to confirm the recipients of the 2018 Smart and Caring Community Grants.  A total of $87,980 has been granted to sixteen local charities, increasing care and support across a broad spectrum of organizations supporting children and families at risk in our community.

On May 17, 2018, ACF Community Grants Committee Chair, Andrea Senft presented the grant checks to the charity representatives at a reception held at the School Board office. Each representative shared the details of how this funding will benefit children at risk in our community and provided details of their specific programs targeted to children and families. The Smart and Caring Community Fund has provided numerous local charities over $404,000 in grants since 2014.

For a list of the 2018 grant recipients, please click here. Watch the 2018 Grants reception here.

The annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic is held each year on the third Thursday of September at Ledgeview Golf Course for the purpose of raising funds that will be contributed permanently to the capital of the Smart and Caring Community fund, which in turn will benefit charities in Abbotsford in perpetuity.

For more information on how to support Abbotsford Community Foundation’s Smart and Caring Community Fund please contact Executive Director, Wendy Neufeld at 604-850-3755 or by email at wendyneufeld@abbotsfordcf.org.

2017 Smart and Caring Grants Program

On May 19th, 2017, Grants committee chair, Andrea Senft presented nine charities with funding totaling $82,500 to support their respective programs that provide services to children in our community.

With this 2017 funding, ACF has awarded a total of $314,000 for Smart and Caring community grants over the past four years. To learn more about the projects we funded in 2017, please view the 2017 Summary.

Our goal for our Smart and Caring initiative is to have granted over $300,000 to programs supporting children by the end of 2017 to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.  Supporting children is the best way we can support our community’s next 150 years.  We are pleased to announce that we have achieved this goal!

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Neufeld, Executive Director at 604-309-9274 or wendyneufeld@abbotsfordcf.org