Field Law Announces 2021 Community Fund Recipients, Distributing $75,000 Across Alberta and NWT
A record-breaking 140 applications were received from diverse community organizations
December 1, 2021
Dec. 1, 2021 – Field Law is proud to reveal the selected recipients of this year’s Field Law Community Fund Program, distributing $75,000 to deserving organizations across Southern Alberta, Northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
From the record-breaking 140 applications received, Field Law 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.”
The winning applicants represent 10 organizations located across Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
The first prize winner ($6,000) in the Northwest Territories is Crazy Indians Brotherhood Community Drive, a project that impacts street-involved and needy people by supporting them with proper food, winter clothing, as well as toys for children during the holidays. Second prize ($4,000) and third prize ($3,000) winners are Women's Health Initiative and Aspire Workshops for At-Risk Individuals, respectfully.
In Northern Alberta, first prize winner ($15,000) is the Paws Please Pet Visiting Program, which encourages the community to train their own animals as therapy visitors for seniors. Second prize ($8,000) will go to SkirtsAfire Festival – “Ayita” Leadership Workshops and third place ($5,000) will support Help Keep Tummies Full All Weekend Long.
In Southern Alberta, the first prize winner ($15,000) is North Haven Learning Grounds, a naturalization project transforming a treeless schoolyard into a biodiverse community destination with spaces to learn and play, accessible pathways and acknowledgement to Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.
Pathways: Urban Wilderness and Mountain Experiences for Disadvantaged Youth and Comfort Boxes for Families Experiencing the Loss of Pregnancy or Infant received the second ($8,000) and third place ($5,000) prizes.
This year, the Fielder’s Choice Award was introduced, with projects chosen by Field Law members. Each of the following organizations will receive $2,000 towards their winning idea:
Since the Field Law Community Fund Program was introduced in 2013, the law firm has been able to distribute more than $685,000 in community grants to dedicated organizations that provide vital services to residents throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. As a community-minded organization, Field Law is proud to help support these groups that serve the communities its members work and live in.
For a complete list of past and present Field Law Community Fund Program winners, visit https://fieldlawcommunityfund.com/2021-winners/.
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