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Richmond Foundation awards nearly $50,000 to local charities

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:31 PDT, Mon March 13, 2023

Last Updated: 10:31 PDT, Mon March 13, 2023

The Richmond Community Foundation has announced its 2023 grant recipients. In all, 11 charitable organizations will receive nearly $50,000 in funding, so they can carry out a variety of community initiatives.

The largest grant, valued at $8,000, was awarded to Family Services of Greater Vancouver, who will partner with Aspire to run a food literacy and cooking skills program for adults with disabilities.

Six organizations received $5,000 grants.

Diabetes Canada and Zajac Ranch Society will use the funding to support their summer camps.

The Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition is organizing a pedestrian road safety initiative, while the Richmond Centre for Disability will offer a new training program for youth volunteers, where they’ll develop skills to better support vulnerable community members.

Finally, grants to the Richmond Music School and The Sharing Farm will fund the purchase, respectively, of digital instruments and a garlic brusher.

“We’re pleased we were able to support such a diverse range of community projects,” says Ed Gavsie, executive director of the Community Foundation.

“This year’s grant recipients illustrate the strength and vibrancy of Richmond’s charitable sector, and their initiatives in areas like food security, public safety, and inclusive recreation will benefit countless residents.”

Other organizations that received funding include Pathways Clubhouse, Rabbitats Rescue Society, Relay Education, and the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre.

This year, grants were awarded from eight different Forever Funds, which are created by individuals, businesses, and community groups to direct their philanthropic giving.

“Because of our fundholders, local charities have a dependable, long-term source of financial support,” says Gavsie. “As a result, they can continue developing new, innovative ways to serve the Richmond community.”

For more details on this year’s grant recipient and their projects, visit

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