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Foundation gives back

The Foundation held their annual granting evening on November 16, 2023 at the Boissevain Curling Club. For the 2023-2024 year the Foundation board chose 20 organizations in Boissevain-Morton to receive $81,000 in undesignated grants.

Of the undesignated grants, the largest went to the Boissevain School. They received $11,116 for 30 Chromebooks and 10 Ipads. The new technology will come in very handy for students.

Other grants show the board’s desire to spread the money around the community. There was $8,000 for an ice machine for Evergreen PCH, $8,000 for new evestroughing and cornice repair at the Arts Hall, $5,000 for the fire department for new breathing apparatus. Several went to youth organizations; some went to seniors’ groups. There were sports, music, outdoors, the food pantry. The grants covered most of the town.

The Boissevain Bowling Alley have a self-designated fund and try to do something that will benefit young people. In 2023, they contributed $3,330 to the school Chromebook and Ipad fund.

When the undesignated grants are combined with the designated and scholarships, the Boissevain & Morton Foundation gave back $190,462 to the community this year.

They were also the target of a lot of giving over 12 months. From October 1, 2022 to October 1, 2023, they received a total of $127,288.77 in donations. This certainly helps their ability to build assets and give into the future.