The Calgary Foundation established the Flood Rebuilding Fund to support
long-term rebuilding efforts following the June 2013 Alberta Flood. The $9.1 million fund supported 131 grants to
flood-related charitable initiatives in communities across Southern Alberta—including
those hardest hit by the flooding in Calgary, Canmore, Exshaw, High River and
the surrounding First Nation reserves.
The fund was able to support a broad
range of services and initiatives thanks to the generosity of many donors and
volunteers. 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.
Thank you to the organizations and community leaders that
served on our Flood Rebuilding Fund Grants Committee by offering their
expertise and assisting the Calgary Foundation’s grant-making decisions:
Altalink, Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, Canadian Red Cross,
Federation of Calgary Communities, Suncor Energy Foundation and United Way of
Calgary and Area.
FLOOD REBUILDING FUND - APRIL 2015 UPDATE
Other programs for assistance: