After a breakout initial season of raising $11,000.00 we have been eagerly awaiting further initiatives to raise funds to make this an operational fund.
We are very eager to announce that RBC has donated $4,000.00 to the Foundation through an employee volunteer grant program.
To further clarify, one of RBC’s community initiatives is to have their employees engage in community work on a regular basis. Thus they have come up with a grant that awards money to employees’ charity of choice, and in order to have funds awarded to this charity the employee must volunteer with them. Needless to say, an employee of RBC donated a substantial amount of time to Badminton Manitoba in the previous year, awarding us a cool $4,000.00 for our endowment fund.
This brings us to a total of $15,000, only $5,000 short of reaching our goal of $20,000. Once we reach this goal of $20,000 we will begin the process of opening up applications for annual grants to member clubs of up to $1,000.
We look forward to reaching this goal by the end of the 2016-17 badminton season!
If you or somebody you know has an event that could raise funds for FOBM, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process!