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News Release - Local Foundation Grants Record $81,680.00 to Charities in Moose Jaw

Monday, Jun. 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

NEWS RELEASE - For Immediate Release, June 19, 2017

Local Foundation Grants Record $81,680.00 to Charities in Moose Jaw

(Moose Jaw, SK and Regina, SK) June 19, 2017

Nine Moose Jaw non-profit agencies will share $81,680 in grants from the Moffat Family Fund and Canada 150 program. A ceremony will be held at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to present the organizations with their cheques. Media, local charities and members of the public are invited to attend. Executive Director for the Foundation, Christina Attard will be present and will be available for interviews following the presentation.

Recipients and the amounts granted include:

 

Joe’s Place Youth Centre:   $13,000.00 & C150 grant of $6,200.00 = $19,200.00

Creative Kids Canada Inc.: $1,850.00

Hunger in Moose Jaw Inc.:  $10,000.00

Moose Jaw Association for Community Living: $4,000.00 & C150 Grant $3,000.00 = $7,000.00

Moose Jaw Multicultural Council Inc.: $8,450.00 & C150 Grant $7,500.00 = $15,950.00

Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery: $5,000.00 & C150 Grant $4,080.00 = $9,080.00

Roots of Empathy Moose Jaw (Partners Against Violence): $3,600.00.

Saskatchewan Festival of Words - $1,000.00

YMCA of Moose Jaw - $7,000.00 & C150 Grant $7,000.00 = $14,000.00

 

Total: $81,680.00

 

The Moffat Family Fund grants are distributed annually in twelve communities from Vancouver to Hamilton where Moffat Communications, a family-owned radio, TV and cable operation, owned communications outlets. Moose Jaw and Prince Albert are the two Saskatchewan centres to receive grants. The funds are earmarked for groups providing programs for children and family support.

“Across the board, when we invest in equality of opportunity for children and families, we build a more vital community where everyone can have a chance to live, work, play and succeed,” says Executive Director, Christina Attard. “The Moffat Family Fund grants this year provide opportunities for residents of Moose Jaw and area to participate in summer camps, in fitness and sport, in the arts and to access nutritious food and counselling, no matter their financial situation. This is truly an opportunity for each person to feel as though they belong in our community, that the doors are open to them, that the possibilities are endless.”

A committee of volunteers in Moose Jaw reviewed more than 20 applications for funding this year and selected the organizations that best fit the mission of the fund.

About the Moffat Family Fund

The Moffat family fund began with the largest gift to a community foundation ever made in Canada - $100 million entrusted to the Winnipeg Foundation by the Moffat Family in 2001. 80% of the interest from the investment is distributed to Winnipeg agencies with 20% going to agencies in twelve other communities. The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation located in Regina SK manages the grant-making activities of the fund in Moose Jaw.

Moffat Communications was begun in 1949 by Lloyd Moffat, Randy’s father, with a single Winnipeg radio station. Over 51 years it became one of Canada’s leading media companies with a wide range of holdings. The Moffat family sold it controlling interest to Shaw Communications Inc. in December 2000, enabling the endowment of the fund. 

 

About South Saskatchewan Community Foundation

The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation was established in 1969 and acts as bridge between donors and charities in our community. Our focus is on long-term community endowment building in order to make sure that our community is a vital one where everyone has a fair chance to work, play and live.  Learn more at www.sscf.ca.

 

SSCF is a member of Community Foundations of Canada:  Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations. Together we help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work and play. Learn more at communityfoundations.ca.

 

For more information, please visit www.sscf.ca

 

Christina Attard, Executive Director, South Saskatchewan Community Foundation Tel: +1 306 751 4756 Email: Christina.attard@sscf.ca Twitter: @SouthSaskFdn

 

 

 

 

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