G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Fund grants $104,596
Grants support 10 charities improving lives across Saskatchewan
(November 5, 2018) – The G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF) has granted $104,596 to support 10 charities across the province.
Every year in September the G. Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Fund accepts applications for funding from charities. The following recipients were the successful applicants in 2018:
- Diabetes Canada for $10,000
- Family Service Regina for $14,196
- Fort Qu’Appelle Community Outreach Management (in partnership with St. Andrew’s United Church) for $5,000
- Natural Wonders Early Learning Centre for $13,500
- Rainbow Youth Centre for $11,800
- Regina Symphony Orchestra for $10,000
- Relay Education – TREC Charitable Foundation for $10,000
- The Canadian National Institute for the Blind – Saskatchewan for $5,000
- The Regina Work Preparation Centre for $15,100
- The YWCA of Regina for $10,000
In harmony with SSCF’s 2018 Vital Signs® report, a strong focus of the Forbes Foundation Fund’s 2018 granting is reconciliation. The $10,000 grant to Diabetes Canada will be directed to the “Breaking the Cycle of Diabetes” program in First Nations communities throughout Saskatchewan. The Rainbow Youth Centre will direct its $11,800 to increase staff awareness as well as adding Indigenous programming elements to the Centre’s events. The YWCA of Regina will focus its grant of $10,000 to its Shared Journey Reconciliation Program.
Congratulations to all of the 2018 recipients!
Gordon Murray and Edna Forbes were longtime residents of Regina heavily involved in our community. Learn more about their fund and their legacy here.
For additional information and media inquiries, please contact:
Executive Assistant and Communications Coordinator
South Saskatchewan Community Foundation