Grant Recipients


Environmental Initiative

In 2002, the Battle River Community Foundation, with the financial support from the J .W. McConnell Family Foundation, created an Environmental Initiative to support projects that protect and restore the environment of the Battle River Area.

The Community Environmental Initiative had three main parts. 

1. Creating Environmental Endowments - ensuring there is ongoing and lasting support for programs that enhance the environmental quality of life in the local area.

2. Capacity Building - working with and developing community leaders who are knowledgeable about environmental issues.

3. Providing Environmental Grants - supporting environmental projects as part of its annual granting process. The first project under the initiative in 2003 was to sponsor a water conference which offered information to key stakeholders across the region. A more recent project provided financial assistance for a riparian assessment of the Battle River downstream from Dried Meat Lake. This project fostered involvement and cooperation between the Counties of Flagstaff, Paintearth and Camrose. 

The commitment from the McConnell Foundation was complete in 2008.  The Foundation now has nine funds that support environmental projects annually. We would be happy to discuss establishing additional funds with donors who wish to support environmental projects.


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