Giving back. Paying it forward.
Nine years. $685,000. 115 Ideas funded.
The Field Law Community Fund Program supports local pay-it-forward Ideas. Over the last nine years the Program has awarded funds to support 115 organizations and charitable initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. With $685,000 donated in support of these local ideas to date, we are excited have awarded another $75,000 in 2022!
The winners of the 2021 Community Fund Program were announced on December 1. From the record-breaking 140 applications received, we launched an online voting process, allowing the public to show their support for their organizations of choice. In total, more than 32,000 votes were tallied, and were included as part of the final deliberations.
“The large volume of applications we received this year shows that our Community Fund Program continues to be an important cornerstone to our communities,” said Jeremiah Kowalchuk, managing partner at Field Law. “The judging panels were impressed by the diversity, innovation and social support being delivered to worthwhile community causes, and we hope our contribution can help the recipients continue to do their good work.”
We look forward to hearing about how this year's winners implement their ideas in their communities, however in the mean time you can read some success stories from past winners on the Program's Impact page.
Field Law's preferred causes (but not exclusive) are those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, homelessness, diversity, equality, women's organizations, community and sports or arts and culture.
How You Can Win Funding For Your Community
The Field Law Community Fund Program runs annually and supports individuals, groups or organizations in Alberta and the Northwest Territories with pay-it-forward ideas for their communities. A total of $75,000 is divided among our Community Markets, with $30,000 distributed in the Southern Alberta Community Market; $30,000 distributed in the Northern Alberta Community Market; and $15,000 distributed in the Northwest Territories Community Market.
Each submission must:
- Positively impact the Community Market in which it is located.
- Clearly define the purpose for the funds requested and how the money will be managed for the duration of the implementation of the initiative.
- Not have been previously awarded funding for the same Idea from the Field Law Community Fund Program.
- Have a measurable impact in the community
- Be an Idea for a designated new project where funding is not just added into existing operational and overhead accounts.
- Conform to the Eligibility, Rules and Regulations.
Eligible ideas will participate in an online vote, allowing the public to show their support for their organizations of choice. Each idea is then reviewed by a Community Market Judging Panel, who takes the number of votes received into consideration as part of their evaluation. The final decision for first, second and third place lies with the Panels.
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