Field Law Launches Fourth Year of Field Law Community Fund Program
Regional law firm supporting local organizations and community causes with $75,000
April 7, 2016
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is excited to announce the launch of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program (‘Program’). The Program supports local pay-it-forward ideas and causes within the communities Field Law serves. In 2016 the Program will donate $75,000 across all three regions.
The Program allows for local individuals, initiatives and registered and non-registered causes to apply for funding over the course of five weeks. Program winners can receive anywhere from $1,000 to the maximum award for their Community Market. Funds will be allocated in varying amounts to each market, with the maximum award set at $30,000 each for the Northern and Southern Alberta Markets, and $15,000 for the Northwest Territories Market. Finalists are then chosen following a combination of community (public) online voting and deliberation by a Community Market Judging Panel.
Over the past three years, the Program has awarded support to 42 organizations and charitable initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. 2015 Grand prize winners included the Young Leaders’ Summit on Northern Climate Change, The Art of Healing for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers, You Can Ride 2, CANNONBALL!, Disaster Preparedness and Keep the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the Alleviation of Poverty (Edmonton Central Council) on the Road.
“At Field Law, building strong relationships within the communities we serve is a top priority,” says Jim Casey, Firm Managing Partner, Field Law. “We are excited to continue to contribute to important causes and are honoured to be able to make a difference in the communities where we live, work and interact on a daily basis.”
Field Law is deeply invested in the communities it serves. Its preferred causes include (but are not exclusive to) those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, homelessness, women’s organizations, community and sports, or arts and culture.
“We are humbled and excited to be able to continue with the Field Law Community Fund Program during these challenging economic times,” says Doreen Saunderson, Executive Committee Member and Partner, Field Law. “Our core values at Field Law align with giving back to our communities and we are thrilled that this program has had a positive impact in the Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife communities over the past three years.”
The 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program is now open for applications. To apply for the Program and to learn more, visit www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com. Interested individuals and/or groups must submit their online application by 5:00 PM MDT on May 13, 2016.
To indicate interest in participating in the Judging Panel for your Community Market, please contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2016.
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