Emako Foods in Mission is a recipient of a $10,000 Investment Readiness Program grant through the Abbotsford Community Foundation.

Emako Foods in Mission is a recipient of a $10,000 Investment Readiness Program grant through the Abbotsford Community Foundation.

Three local groups receive $32,500 in grants

Mission company among those that received funds from Abbotsford Community Foundation

The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) has awarded $32,500 to three organizations as a part of the federal government’s Investment Readiness Program (IRP).

These organizations are working to create meaningful jobs, strengthen the charitable and non-profit sector, and address social challenges, including the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Emkao Foods Inc. in Mission was given $10,000 to gain sales traction for their sustainable and traceable chocolate ingredients.

Catalyst Agri-Innovation Society in Abbotsford received $12,500 for its detailed feasibility study in providing manure management.

Kinghaven Peardonville House Society in Abbotsford received $10,000 to provide employment and cultural connectedness and to supply quality products for First Nations communities.

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Community Foundations of Canada is a national partner in the Investment Readiness Program.

“We were honored to partner with Community Foundations Canada and the government of Canada to grant funds to these deserving social-purpose organizations. We are excited to watch them grow,” said Denise Thandi, chair of the community grants committee.

Social-purpose organizations strengthen local economies while giving back and creating more resilient and sustainable communities.

For a full list of grants awarded through Community Foundations of Canada’s network, visit communityfoundations.ca.

The 40-year-old ACF has distributed more than $13 million in grants since 1979. Visit abbotsfordcf.org for more information.

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