02 Nov Fall Grant Recipients Chosen!
After many after-school meetings and hours of discussion, our Calgary Youth Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of their fall grant cycle!
Wait, what’s the Calgary Youth Foundation and the fall grant cycle? The Calgary Youth Foundation (CYF) began in 1994 as the first program of its kind in Canada with a purpose to turn dreams into reality. Involving youth in a hands-on approach to philanthropy, the Calgary Youth Foundation provides youth with an opportunity to create positive change in their community by allocating grants to community projects. Applications for the spring grant cycle are now open! Find out more here.
We are excited to see how these projects will come to life and benefit more youth in Calgary! Congratulations to the recipients and thank you to all who applied.
Rebels Wrestling is a high performance, freestyle wrestling club in Calgary that provides athletes between the ages of 5 to 20 with free instructional coaching and programming year-round. The club relies solely on donations and fundraising efforts. Their mission is to grow people through sport regardless of financial limitations and their purpose is to build responsible, productive citizens through sport.
With a grant of $2,000 from our Calgary Youth Foundation, Rebels Wrestling will be able to provide proper training, pay for gym space and register their athletes in local tournaments. Read more about Rebels Wrestling here.
YouThrive is a local, student-run non-profit organization dedicated to promoting youth development. Their initiative provides low income and immigrant communities with a safe learning environment where youth can develop essential life skills through physical literacy, without financial barriers. Their goal is to use sport as a means to build physical literacy, determination, and confidence in youth.
With a grant of $950 from our Calgary Youth Foundation, YouThrive will be able to purchase sports equipment and rent gym space on a monthly basis to provide their programming.
Start Outreach High School (Bowness Discovering Choices)
Students and staff at Start Outreach High School typically has a population of students with negative school and/or life experiences. Their goal as a school is to provide students an opportunity to learn new skills while collaborating on school projects that will create an inviting environment that is warm, welcoming and healthy.
With a $1,100 grant from our Calgary Youth Foundation, Start Outreach High School will be able to construct a self-sustaining workspace around a tree. Planters will surround the workspaces, and teachers will be able to help students grow their own plants and vegetables. In addition, materials will be bought so that students can create paintings with inspirational sayings to be hung around the school, and a reading area will be established to provide students with a space to de-stress.
Underdog Sports is a high school athlete led organization looking to provide homeless and disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to participate in organized sports classes and seminars at local youth shelters and group homes. Their organization will connect high school athletes with various shelters and group homes, providing volunteer opportunities for the athletes and access to mentorship and organized activities for the youth.
With $950 from our Calgary Youth Foundation, Underdog Sports will be able to purchase sports equipment.