Applications For Surrey Cares Community Awards

Surrey – Charities that help Surrey residents have approximately one month remaining to submit their applications for community awards given out by the 2016 Annual Grants Program of the SurreyCares Foundation.

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By applying online at www.surreycares.org by noon April 29, 2016, each eligible non-profit organization may request up to $5,000 for projects that meet criteria including focus on:

> Youth – support for youth issues with youth involvement

> Special Needs – assisting individuals with special needs

> Community Building – culture, education, heritage, environment, immigrant integration, and seniors.

Youth projects that meet the needs identified in the 2015 Surrey Youth Vital Signs report, SurreyCares’ most recent research report, will be given priority. Other criteria are available online at www.surreycares.org.

Children at-risk or victimized by violence or sexual exploitation, and people with medical, physical or developmental disabilities are among the broad range of people benefitting from the nearly $50,000 in awards granted to 13 charitable winners of the 2015 grant competition by SurreyCares foundation. Three examples of 2015 awardees are: > Cerebral Palsy Association of BC; > Children of the Street Society; > Seniors Come Share Society.

More than $1million has been given to 120 Surrey-related charities since the creation of SurreyCares 19 years ago thanks to endowment funds provided by families and organizations. Endowments managed by SurreyCares can be focused on charity services specific to the interests of the donor family or organization.

Key Dates:

April 29 – Application Deadline

May – Grant Evaluation Committee recommendations

June / July — Board approves providing funds to awardees

November – annual grant awards celebration ceremony

Applicant Contact: Karen Young, Executive Director SurreyCares, info@surreycares.org, 604 – 591 – 2699

SurreyCares Community Foundation strives to make Surrey a stronger, more vibrant community. The registered non-profit charity is a member of the national Community Foundations of Canada association. SurreyCares draws community agencies together to improve the quality of life for Surrey residents by jointly exchanging ideas, support, energy and encouragement.

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