The Brandon Area Community Foundation (BACF) has announced that community grant applications are now being accepted for the 2022 granting year.

BACF awards grants to support a wide range of projects and programs, which include, but not limited to, the areas of arts, culture, community development, education, environment, recreation, seniors services, social services and youth programs.

Grants are made to Canada Revenue Agency registered charities only, never directly to individuals or non-registered not for profit organizations.

In 2021, over $900,000 in grants were distributed throughout the Westman area. Executive Director Laura Kempthorne expects a similar amount will flow for this granting season.

“The Foundation’s role is helping create strong communities in southwestern Manitoba. We can do that through our granting process.” stated Laura Kempthorne, Executive Director of BACF. “I highly recommend that if anyone has any questions regarding their eligibility for funding, questions regarding their project or our grant application, please feel free to call me before you make an application submission. We also are always excited to hear from potential donors to discuss giving options that may fit into some of our funding opportunities.”

BACF is fortunate to have generous donors over the decades who have established funds with the Foundation. Some of these funds are secured to support annual grants to address significant community needs. The grants are intended to improve the overall quality of life for everyone in our community.

To apply, visit Brandon Area Community Foundation’s website:

Deadline is Thursday, September 29th 2022, 4:00 p.m.

The Brandon Area Community Foundation was established by an Act of Incorporation in 1965 and is currently a member of the Community Foundations of Canada, the national network for community foundations in Canada.