Where We Fund

Recently we compiled a list of the “Top Ten”  accomplishments we are proud of in our community for the local newspaper.  See it HERE

 

Rotary serves in many ways including hands-on projects, funding, leadership.  Here are just some of the financial contributions the Club has made in the past few years.

  • QEII Hospital Foundation (to date) – $400,000
  • Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum – $100,000
  • Grande Prairie Curling Centre – $60,000
  • Alberta Special Olympics – $25,000
  • Mighty Peace Day (Youth Society) – $25,000
  • Clairmont Partici-parent- $25,000
  • GP Skate Club – $9,420
  • GP Swim Club – $8,640
  • QEII Hospital Auxiliary – $9420
  • M.A.D.D. – $1000
  • Saskatoon Island Provincial Park – $2,500
  • M.S. Society $4,700
  • Cool Aid – $33,500
  • Penson School Parent Fundraising – $25,000
  • Nitehawk Ski Area – $5000
  • TEC Centre Facility Improvement – $19,000
  • YMCA GP Youth Program
  • Friendship Centre Aboriginal Head Start
  • Safe Communities – Rachel’s Challenge – $5000
  • Grande Prairie Boy’s Choir  – $7000
  • Swanavon School Parent Association – $15,000
  • Local Air Cadets (per year) – $18,000
  • Clairmont School Playground – $25,000
  • Golden Age Center  (to date) – $125,000
  • Camp Tamarack – $80,000
  • Scholarships – Various high schools in the region annually
  • Hillside Park – $50,000
  • Salvation Army Soup Kitchen – $50,000
  • GPRC College Foundation  (Rotary Conferencing Center) – $50,000
  • Muskoseepi Park Playground  $40,000
  • Lawn Bowling Center – $25,000
  • Wolverines Wheelchair Society – $949
  • PARDS ( various work projects including hands on projects) plus cash – $9720
  • Skateboard park in Muskoseepi – $20,000
  • Smith Field Soccer facility – $50,000
  • Community Foundation Endowment  – $25,000
  • Center 2000
  • Second Street Theatre
  • Rotary House – $230,000
  • Rotary Community Room (Grande Prairie Public Library) – $100,000
  • Hythe Senior Centre – $50,000
  • Kool Aid – $75,000
  • Employment Partnership Program – $25,000
  • Grande Prairie French School Playground – $25,000
  • Multi-Plex Pool Complex Grande Prairie – $33,000

On top of the above, every year our Club budgets 20,000 – 25,000 for “Small Donations” for various local groups that apply to our Club for funding.  In the past year the Club has supported these and other projects:  

 

  • Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Assoc…. $4,051.00
  • Goodwill Industries ….  $500.00
  • Reading University….  $10,000.00
  • Community Foundation of Northwest….  $1,000.00
  • Canadian Red Cross Society….  $1,500.00
  • The Healing…. $1,000.00
  • Crystal Park Tutoring Program….  $2,500.00
  • GP Century Play Society….  $2,500.00
  • HIV North Society….  3,300.00
  • Hillside Community School…. $500.00
  • Canadian Cancer Society….  $1,000.00
  • Friends of Saskatoon Island….  $2,500.00
  • Volunteer Services Bureau….  $300.00
  • Grande Prairie Public School District…. $2,000.00
  • Grande Prairie and District Music Fest… $3,500.00
  • MS Society 2014….  $2,700.00
  • Grande Prairie Golf Club 2014….  $600.00
  • City of Grande Prairie… $500.00
  • MADD….  $1,000.00
  • Pregnant Teen… $5000.00
  • GP Boys Choir….  $2,000.00
  • Sexsmith Secondary School….  $500
  • Pine Ridge Adventure Camo…$932.38
  • Young Life.… $800.00
  • Wapiti Nordic Ski Club…. $3,000.00

International Projects

 

  • Bolivia – Funding community facilities
  • Buses to Mexico
  • Footbridge in Panama for school children so they could attend. $5,000
  • Guatemala Literacy – $3,500
  • Project Amigo in Mexico (supporting youth eyesight)
  • Belize Literacy Project