For its 50th anniversary next year, the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation will give 50 charities a $300 grant to hold talks about what their communities need and the challenges they face.
They are called “Vital Community Conversations,” to take place between February and April next year.
Each charity will need to compile a report of what comes out of them. Findings will help the foundation determine where best to spend its funds.
The deadline to apply online for the microgrants is Jan. 15.
Eligible communities span from Davidson west to the Alberta border, east to the Manitoba border and south to the U.S. border.
The foundation started in 1969 with an initial endowment of $60,000. Since then, it has grown to more than $71 million.
In 2017, the foundation distributed $6.2 million in grants to more than 195 charities.