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Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation brings $20,000 to local region for Canada's 150th

By Pembroke Daily Observer

The Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation (PPDCF) has opened applications for $20,000 in Canada 150 grants, made possible through a partnership with Community Foundations of Canada (CFC). The Fund will engage Canadians from all walks of life in a wide range of local projects that build community, inspire a deeper understanding of Canada, and encourage participation in a wide range of initiatives that mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

"We are pleased to be able to bring this opportunity to our region as a community foundation," says Matt Bradley, chairman of the Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation. "We are raising $10,000 locally through our 100 Women campaign, and Community Foundations of Canada is matching that with another $10,000, allowing us to give $20,000 to our community."

Organizations eligible to apply for this grant include:

  • Registered charities

  • Registered Canadian amateur athletic associations

  • Registered housing corporations resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged

  • Registered Canadian municipalities

  • Registered municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada


Applications will be received beginning November 1, 2016 until January 15, 2017. Organizations can find the details including application procedures at:

Canada’s 150th is an historic moment with the power to strengthen our communities and our connection to one another. Through the leadership of participating community foundations, the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will spark thousands of initiatives and activities that bring out the best that Canada has to offer,” said Ian Bird, president of Community Foundations of Canada.

About the Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation

The Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation is a public foundation which benefits the community by providing funds to charities, local groups and organizations that are also registered under the Income Tax Act. It is one of more than 191 Community Foundations in Canada. The Foundation was established in 2008 and has a mandate to invest and manage charitable funds for projects, causes and other community organizations. Proceeds are distributed to meet the community’s greatest needs.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation, the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

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