Giving back. Paying it forward.
Ten years. $760,000. 128 Ideas funded.
The Field Law Community Fund Program supports local pay-it-forward Ideas. Over the last ten years the Program has awarded funds to support 128 organizations and charitable initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. With $75,000 awarded in 2022, we are excited to have donated $760,000 in support of these local projects to date. Thank you for helping to make a difference in your community by submitting your pay-it-forward Ideas.
The winners of the 2022 Community Fund Program have been announced! We received 130 amazing ideas, which were voted on by the public. In total, more than 28,000 votes were tallied and will be included as part of the final deliberations by the Community Market Judging Panels.
“The judging panels were really impressed by the unique and diverse ways that organizations and individuals are contributing to the betterment of their community.” says Jeremiah Kowalchuk, Managing Partner, Field Law. “The 2022 winners are part of a major milestone as we celebrate our 10th anniversary of the program. The thirteen winning organizations and individuals support a diverse range of causes like food security, access to employment, and animal welfare.”
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 other 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 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 regarding how the funding will be allocated lies with the Panels.
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