As of February 2015, the Flood Rebuilding Fund has granted over $9 million through 130 grants to registered charitable organizations across Southern Alberta, including those hardest hit by the flooding in Calgary, Canmore, Exshaw, High River and the surrounding First Nation reserves.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers who continue to provide support to their communities, the Fund was able to support a broad range of services and initiatives. From enhancing direct
services for housing, access to food, and counselling for trauma, anxiety and
stress to assisting with projects that rebuild community gathering places such
as parks, community halls and play areas. We have come together to aid in restoring
our communities and our quality of life. At the same time, we must remember that
a full recovery could take up to 10 years, according to the Province.
As the Flood Rebuilding Fund nears completion, qualified donnees in need of support should contact the Calgary Foundation via EMAIL or at 403-802-7301 to inquire about the program.
About the Flood Rebuilding Fund
Following the devastating Southern Alberta Floods of June 2013, the Calgary Foundation established the Flood Rebuilding Fund, which supports qualified donees in long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts in Calgary and area - which includes the hardest hit areas of High River, Canmore, and surrounding First Nation reserves.
Thank you to the organizations and community leaders that serve on our Flood Rebuilding Fund Grants Committee: Altalink, Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, Canadian Red Cross, Federation of Calgary Communities, Suncor Energy Foundation and United Way of Calgary and Area. The committee continues to offer their expertise to assist in the Foundation's grantmaking decisions.
FLOOD REBUILDING FUND - APRIL 2015 UPDATE
Other programs for assistance: