May 3, 2021
Committee of 10,000 announces latest fund recipients
The Students’ Union Committee of 10,000 has announced the recipients of nearly $24,000 in funding. This funding will go to support 10 non-profit organizations in Calgary supporting some of the most vulnerable in our city. These organizations often look for ways to engage UCalgary students within their programming and often the Committee of 10,000 funding enables that student involvement.
“I would like to thank the dedicated committee members who made great decisions to fund amazing projects that support the UCalgary and Calgary communities. Several projects were able to come to life or sustain themselves in large part thanks to this funding. This year we focused on projects that prioritized equity, diversity, and inclusion. I am so thrilled to announce this funding,” says Marley Gillies, SU VP external and chair, Committee of 10,000
A full list of non-profits receiving funding is below. Organizations that have received funding such as the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids, and Helping Families Handle Cancer will all help to eliminate accessibility barriers for vulnerable community members. Through supporting these projects the committee was able to ensure that more children had food to eat, immigrant women could receive community support, and families battling cancer are not financially punished during illness.
These projects will also bring great volunteer and employment opportunities for UCalgary students. In addition to an EDI focus, several projects emphasize sustainability like the Zero Food Waste Foundation and the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society.
Organizations receiving funding from the Committee of 10,000 this year are:
- Making Changes Employment Association of Alberta
- Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
- Calgary Region Airshed Zone Society
- Zero Food Waste Foundation
- Variety – the Children’s Charity of Alberta
- Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids
- Between Friends
- Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
- Helping Families Handle Cancer
- Trellis Society for Community Impact
To qualify for funding, organizations must be registered non-profits in Alberta.