The Yellowknife Community Foundation (YKCF) announces the establishment of the Holy Family Lutheran Legacy Fund.
The purpose of the Fund will be to support addressing homelessness and food insecurity, and to support providing family violence interventions and to help marginalized populations in the Yellowknife area. Organizations will have the opportunity to apply to the Fund on an annual basis, for a grant up to $10,000 to support activities related to the purpose of the Fund.
The fund was established earlier this week when Holy Family Lutheran Church donated $101,000.00 with the goal that its ministry in Yellowknife would continue even after the congregation closes officially on December 31, 2022.
“Our members have worked together and with other local organizations to be God’s open arms for close to 50 years here in the City of Yellowknife,” said Cathie Bolstad, Chairperson for Holy Family Lutheran Church. “Our mission activities have always been shaped by our belief that we are all created in God’s image, holy and dearly loved, and that the church should welcome and embrace all people who come just as they are as we celebrate God’s love and grace. We have created this legacy fund so that our mission activities live on, even after our small church is closed.”
Quote by Laurie Gault, Chair of the Yellowknife Community Foundation – “The Yellowknife Community Foundation is honoured to be entrusted with such a generous donation to establish the Holy Family Lutheran Legacy Fund. We are committed to ensuring that these funds continue to make a meaningful impact for those most vulnerable groups in our Yellowknife community, to embody the values and deep faith of the Holy Family Lutheran congregation. Thank you for this wonderful gift.”
Donations to the Fund can be made through CanadaHelps.