Applications in for Moffat Fund

A total of 27 organizations and individuals looking to get a share of the $50,000 the town has been allotted by the Moffat Family Fund filed their applications at the Civic Centre by Tuesday afternoon’s deadline.
The local committee now will review the submissions and decide which applicants are allocated how much sometime in the next few weeks.
Their recommendations then will be reviewed by the Moffat Family Council in November, with recommendations reaching the Winnipeg Foundation’s board of directors by December.
As previously reported, the town once again was allotted $50,000 to give to local groups which benefit children, families, and the less advantaged. This is the fourth year it has received funding to do so.
Over the past month or so, individuals and organizations were invited to submit their requests, which could run a maximum of four pages, or 1,500, words in length.
They also had to include a specific dollar amount and the rationale behind it (as well as charitable numbers for organizations).
A total of $50,000 was divided up between 12 local recipients this past March as the town disbursed money from the Moffat Family Fund on behalf of the Winnipeg Foundation.
They included Crime Stoppers, the local Salvation Army, Navy League (sponsor of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets), United Native Friendship Centre, 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets, Sister Kennedy Seniors’ Centre, Eighth Street Trail Volunteers, and Bethel Baptist Church (AWANA Kids’ Club).
The others were Beta Sigma Phi (Alpha Upsilon chapter), J.W. Walker School Council, Fort Frances Meals on Wheels, and the Rendezvous Yacht Club.
A total of 32 local individuals and organizations filed their applications by last September’s deadline. Altogether, they requested a total of $361,019.84 in funding.
A dozen of those were chosen by the local Moffat Family Fund committee last October and then forwarded to the Winnipeg Foundation for final approval.