New Deadline for Spring Granting

The Altona Community Foundation (ACF) has made the decision to extend the deadline of its Spring 2020 Grant Application period to June 30th in light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19.

“We are facing unprecedented times, and we want to ensure eligible organizations in Altona and the Municipality of Rhineland (excluding Plum Coulee), have every opportunity to take advantage of our Spring 2020 granting period,” explained ACF President Chris Sumner. “We are also excited to confirm the Build 150 matching grant program will still be available for Spring 2020 applicants, meaning a total of $40,000 will be available in this granting period.”

The Build 150 Program will provide matching dollars to projects selected during the Foundation’s Spring 2020 grant intake period. In total, ACF will have $40,000 to disburse into the community; $20,000 in matching dollars from the Build 150 program, and $20,000 in interest from ACF’s Endowment Fund.

Applicants who want to qualify for the Build 150 program need to note the following:

– Applicants must apply during the now extended ACF Spring 2020 grant application period ending June 30th, 2020.
– Applications must be for infrastructure, or “bricks and mortar” projects.
– These projects need to be completed by December 31st, 2020.
– The ACF will review all applications, and have final say in approval.

The Build 150 program will provide approximately $1.2 million for projects that will leave a lasting legacy in communities across the province, and is one of three programs created to recognize Manitoba’s 150th birthday in 2020. Endow Manitoba is helping coordinate the Build 150 program.

“ACF’s goal, with this deadline extension, is more non-profit organizations will be able to take advantage of this program during a time when flowing dollars back into the community is more important than ever,” noted Sumner.

Grant application forms are available on the ACF website, and again, are now due June 30th, 2020.


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