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Small grants can boost Delta neighbourhoods

Delta residents who want to connect and engage with others to make their community a better place to live can do something about it with a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation. Based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share — Neighbourhood Small Grants of $50 to $500 can enable local residents to strengthen their community by...

Support for workshop to support families of Little House substance abuse clients

Little House Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Society’s Heart of the Family workshop provides family members, spouses, and friends of those enroled in the recovery program with a chance to learn about substance use disorder, available resources, and coping skills for every family member. For some families which find the cost of workshop to be a challenge, a grant by the Delta Foundation, from the Sam Fogel Fund, of $3,566, will help them participate. Little House...

Candidates sought for Neighbourhood Small Grants Committee

Neighbourhood Small Grants is based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share. The Delta Foundation will be giving grants from $50 to $500 to support projects throughout Delta  that bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity. We are seeking volunteers who are leaders in the community...

Hydrotherapy pool at Centre for Child Development supported

Over 3,000 children and youth with special needs in the South Fraser area, including 600 children living in Delta, receive various therapies from The Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland so they can reach their potential. With a donation of $2,500 to The Child Development Foundation of BC, the Delta Foundation has provided support for The Centre’s Hydrotherapy Pool at its facility in Surrey. The donation is contributing to a variety of equipment,...

Delta Foundation Board of Directors 2018-19

Delta Foundation’s Board of Directors for 2018-19: front row (l to r) Guillermo Bustos, Secretary, Eleanor Calderwood, Vice President, and Peter Roaf, President; back row (l to r) Noel Philippot, Past President, Richard Shantz, Treasurer, Carlene Lewall and Walt Hayward (missing: Murray Lott)...

Seeking a Neighbourhood Small Grants Program Coordinator

The Delta Foundation is seeking a Program Coordinator to work on contract from November 2018 to December 31, 2019 to process the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program. The program is a partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, the Delta Foundation and the City of Delta to grant up to $500 for individual projects that connect and engage neighbours, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity within our...

Sound improved for community classroom

Serving up to 100 people seated, the Heritage Room education wing of Cedar Park Church, as a facility for the community as well as the church, now provides an essential portable audio equipment system with support of the Delta Foundation. The large classroom is used for club meetings, classes, family events and memorial services and can open up with a rolling wall to the church sanctuary which seats 425 people. The new audio equipment overcomes...

Delta Foundation’s O’Keeffe family fund supports four charities

Charitable organizations supporting special needs children and youth, blind adults, autistic children, families needing help keeping themselves fed and those using the Delta Hospital have all benefitted from donations totalling more than $11,000 from the O’Keeffe family fund at the Delta Foundation. British Columbia and Alberta Guide Dogs CEO, Bill Thornton (2nd left), with dog trainer, Mike Annon (right) and dogs, Merlot and Clover, receive $3,312 from Sandra O’Keeffe (centre) as one of the four...

Delta youth gain self-esteem and skills to deal with challenges

Across the Lower Mainland, countless youth have limited or no access to positive adult supervision and role models during unstructured evening hours. Youth, themselves, have spoken strongly in favour of programs that provide them with opportunities to gain skills and confidence. They want positive environments they can count on over time and in which they can built trusting relationships. Funding of $5,500, from the Sandel Fund and the Wintemute Fund, through the Delta Foundation, will...

Children now playing in new, Foundation-supported water splash park

Thousands of children and their families will splish splash their way through summer at no cost for many years to come with the opening of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park on July 14, 2018. The Delta Foundation was one of the early supporters of this community project. Over five years in development, the new splash park, which replaces an earlier 30-year-old one sponsored by Kinsmen, features a child friendly, no slip rubberized surface, a water...