The Yellowknife Community Foundation (YCF) has today announced its most significant donation in its 27-year history – $75,000 investment toward the immediate needs of local community groups supporting those left vulnerable by the pandemic.
In an innovative partnership, YCF and the United Way NWT joined forces with the Foundation matching, dollar-for-dollar, donations made to the United Way in support of COVID-19 community relief.
“It’s during challenging times that the North really shines,” said Robin Greig, President of the Yellowknife Community Foundation. “In a few short weeks, Northerners donated $75,000 to the United Way NWT and we answered that by matching that with our own donation of $75,000 making it the single largest donation in the Foundation’s history.”
Said Tracy St. Denis, Chair, United Way NWT, “These funds are going to provide much needed support to those who are most vulnerable during this pandemic and we thank the Yellowknife Community Foundation for their generosity and look forward to working collaboratively in the future to improve the lives of Northerners.”
For further information:
Yellowknife Community Foundation
President, Yellowknife Community Foundation
Phone: +1 (867) 446 4527
United Way NWT
Tracey St. Denis
Chair, United Way NWT
Phone: +1 (867) 669-7986