2016 Grant Recipients

 

Faith-Based Grants:

 

STEELE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH
(CRA #108013145)

Quigley Family fund

Once again in 2016 the foundation provided grants the Steele Heights Baptist Church to support their diverse charitable mandates. These mandates include after-school programs, out-of-school programs, family dinners, high-school hot breakfast events and literary support for elementary school children.

 

YOUNG LIFE OF CANADA, NORTHERN ALBERTA
(CRA #119306918)

Quigley family Fund

The foundation once again supported the Young Life of Canada, Northern Alberta chapter. Young Life places youth mentors in public schools to support youth in any way possible. A few programs that you may see from a youth mentor are weekly youth clubs, summer camps, individual support and mentoring. 

 

The Chester Ronning Centre, Augustana Campus U of Alberta (CRA #108102831)

wendy cassady memorial fund

The Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life is a gathering point within a public university in Canada focusing on a broad range of themes where religion and public life intersect. The Wendy Cassady Memorial Fund generously committed to the largest ongoing grant the Chester Ronning Centre has received to date. 

 

Star of the north retreat centre
(CRA # 108008871)

wendy cassady memorial fund 

 The Star of the North Retreat Centre is an ecumenical, non-profit centre that offers an escape from the stress and business of everyday life. They offer retreats for spiritual and personal reasons, and offer space to work, worship or reflect. 

 

Social service & social Justice GRANTS:

 

Edmonton public library Literacy program
(CRA #119231033)

wendy cassady memorial fund  

The goal of this program is to teach immigrants and refugees digital literacy skills: basics of navigating the internet, applying for jobs online and accessing the many digital resources EPL offers. 

 

E4C Hot Lunch Program
(CRA # 131558140)

wendy cassady memorial fund 

Hot lunches are provided daily to students of need, as identified by the Principal and staff-members of each sponsored school. The donation from the Wendy Cassady Memorial Fund was able to feed children in need at one school for an entire year.

 

Art-Based GRANTS:

 

University of alberta arts scholarship / bursary
(CRA # 108102831)

wendy cassady memorial fund

Art and Design, Drama, or Music.  Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering any year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Arts Honors in the departments of Art and Design, Drama or Music.  Selection based on academic standing.

 

2015 Grant Recipients

 

Steele Heights Baptist Church
(CRA #108013145)

quigley family fund

What is really inspiring about Steel Heights Baptist Church is how busy they are outside of Sunday (Monday-Saturday).  The basement of the church fills daily with a sponsored out of school program hosting varying ages of children.  The foyer is invaded twice per week with junior high kids attending a supervised after-school drop-in program and the gymnasium with community families for monthly dinners.  Members of the church also host a weekly hot breakfast at the local high school and Reading Buddy Program at McLeod Elementary School.  The church is also in a three church partnership that largely supports a community support centre called Mosaic.  The church budget reflects conservative principles and good stewardship.

 

Young Life of Canada, Northern Alberta
(CRA #119306918)

quigley family fund

This organization has cared for Canadian youth for over 60 years by placing youth mentors into public schools hosting weekly youth clubs and summer camps.  These clubs are a healthy recreational alternative for youth and create a safe space for support & mentoring.  Young Life believes that even one positive influence in a teen's life can change their outlook for the better and affect their decisions for the future.

What we really like about Young Life is their totally insane impact per donated dollar.  They are positioning themselves to become the most influential youth movement in Canada and they do this with absolute minimal overhead.  It is simple, put a qualified youth worker into a school and then hold him/her accountable to have positive contact with as many youth as humanly possible.  The influence and impact is unrivalled.