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The deadline for applications has passed. We will be announcing the winners of the $100,000 in mid-October during Co-operatives in Canada week.

2022 Winners

The Rural Communities Foundation was created in 2014 as a way to distribute archived equity funds back into rural communities where UFA has a presence.

The foundation is committed to giving $500,000 over five years to rural Alberta to improve the sustainability of farmers and ranchers in Alberta. Communities are encouraged to apply for projects that enrich education, recreation and culture.


Foremost and District Agricultural Society
Indoor Riding Arena and Agricultural Centre

Foremost, Alta.
Awarded $28,980

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Jon Hollingsworth, Stacey Barrows and Chet Dykshoorn each hold posters, during a prairie blizzard, of the new indoor riding facility which they hope will soon be built outside Foremost.

Stettler District Agricultural Society
Washroom and Shower Renovation

Stettler, Alta.
Awarded $27,900

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The outdoor washroom and shower building will be renovated to ensure their agricultural society continues to attract events and visitors to their community.

The Dunmore Equestrian Society
Warm-Up Arena

Dunmore, Alta.
Awarded $23,120

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Catherine Schnell and Joyce Stuber stand in front of the announcer’s booth at the Dunmore Equestrian Society facility.

Grimshaw Curling Club
Ice Plant Replacement

Grimshaw, Alta.
Awarded $20,000

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Grimshaw Curling Club - RCFUFA Winner
Grimshaw Curling Club board members Jocelyn Winder and Janessa Allan hold their brooms as they get ready for the curling season.