AFC thanks donors for most successful annual appeal ever
The spirit of generosity remained high among Canadian Anglicans in 2022 as Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) members and donors from coast to coast to coast responded to the annual fundraising effort, expected to total more than $171,000—AFC’s most successful annual campaign to date.
“In recent years we have been able to push our grants program to greater heights thanks to the steadily increasing generosity of AFC supporters,” says Dr. Scott Brubacher, Executive Director, AFC. “We know 2022 presented huge challenges to our members—from the increasing cost of living to the financial impact on their beloved local churches in the wake of the pandemic. We are grateful for the steadfast support of AFC donors.”
Prior to the pandemic, AFC’s annual appeal hovered around $150,000. “In recent years we welcomed several hundred new donors into the AFC family through our Say Yes! to Kids initiative,” says Brubacher, which he sees as a hopeful sign that AFC’s expanded mission and vision is resonating with people across the country. “The growth of our annual campaign reflects how Canadian Anglicans see the Foundation and the capacity we have to make a meaningful difference in the life of our church.”
On the granting side, AFC’s 2021 disbursements were the highest ever— with more than $1 million awarded nationally. Brubacher says the 2022 grants are close to that milestone, at approximately $970,000. “With a strong annual appeal fueling an increasingly impactful grant program, we are heading into 2023 feeling energized and grateful, ready for the road that lies ahead.”