MAY 27, 2020, TORONTO, ONTARIO—The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has announced $260,000 in funding to support new projects across Canada in its May cycle of awards. AFC’s board of directors met via Zoom on May 20-21, 2020 to endorse its new 2020-2023 strategic road map, in addition to awarding grants to over 60 applicants.
“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, AFC’s investment portfolio has been negatively impacted, and the financial uncertainty affecting us all has resulted in a decline in donations,” says the Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois, AFC’s executive director. “The result of these realities meant that the board of directors had to make some difficult decisions with regard to the disbursement of grants,” Rois said.
In addition to infrastructure and restoration disbursements of $104,000, AFC provided $25,000 for innovative ministry projects, $23,000 for theological education bursaries, and $46,000 towards ministry and education projects that benefit Indigenous people across Canada.
From coast to coast to coast, and even during the global crisis of COVID-19, the donations of Canadian Anglicans are making it possible to fund creative ministry of all kinds: installation of solar panels on church buildings, urban farming to assist those with issues of food insecurity, online reconciliation modules, accessibility installations, and building modernizations.
ABOUT THE ANGLICAN FOUNDATION OF CANADA
The Anglican Foundation of Canada seeks to foster Anglican presence by providing abundant resources for innovative ministry and diverse infrastructure projects and theological formation throughout the Canadian church. Leading the way in resourceful ministry since 1957, AFC has benefitted every diocese, hundreds of parishes, and thousands of Canadian Anglicans with the provision of financial support from coast to coast to coast.