Through grants and bursaries, the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is committed to alleviating the financial burden of students. Thanks to the generosity of Canadian Anglicans, in 2021 AFC awarded $36,500 in bursaries for theological education to students enrolled in a variety of programs. Here are some of our 2021 bursary recipients:
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“I have long been a believer in the old adage that many hands make light work,” says the Rev. Canon Brad Smith. “What I find exciting about the work of the Anglican Foundation is how it leverages the contributions of many into transformative gifts for ministries that make a difference in their communities.”
“Like many people who work in the not-for-profit sector,” says Jay Pak, AFC’s new Grants & Office Coordinator, “I have a passion for helping others and was looking for a position that aligned with my values. Giving money out is exciting. It feels good. Plus, I appreciate the supportive culture of the AFC team.”
“This was an entirely new model of resourcing churches for ministry, so we didn’t know exactly what to expect. But we are very pleased to see this peer-to-peer initiative grow as much as it has this year. It has shown us what can be achieved when we work together to grow a brighter future for young people.”
“Whenever we receive a gift from one church in support of another—and that has happened many times—I feel the spirit of generosity at work in this campaign. Whether we get to $200,000 or not, we are doing a good and worthwhile piece of work together as a church.”
The Montreal Mission Internship, a program of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College, received one of fourteen Category B grants from the 2021 Say Yes! to Kids Request for Proposals. The $15,000 grant was awarded based on their overall mission and service to young adults in the Diocese of Montreal.
Thanks to generous bequest in support of Indigenous Ministries, the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is pleased to announce a $100,000 Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2022. Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000 and both ongoing and emerging projects will be considered.
It is in growing that stable foundation where the people of Christ Church hope to make a difference. Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will help to launch a Youth Navigation Fund which will give youth outreach workers the freedom and flexibility to tailor support to meet individual needs.
In addition to Diverse Infrastructure grants of $134,600, AFC provided $39,000 for Leadership and Education, including bursaries for theological students, $35,000 towards Community Ministry projects, $23,800 to Indigenous Ministries, and $17,700 for Sacred Music & Liturgical Arts.