The Red Deer & District Community Foundation (RDDCF) has received the 2022 Grantmaker of the Year Award from the Grant Professionals Association. The award recognizes the work the RDDCF put in to creating inclusive grantmaking practices.  

"Receiving this award is an outstanding acknowledgement of the work that we have done to connect with our community in a way that ensures that everyone belongs and feels heard, and the greatest impact is being made," said Krista Nymark VandenBrink, RDDCF Board Chair. 

"What makes this award so special is that it recognizes the value of our unique participatory grantmaking process which allows agencies to come together and promotes collaboration and inclusion," Nymark VandenBrink continues. "The Board of Directors acknowledges the hard and sometimes uncomfortable work that goes into innovative granting. But it is this innovation that can ignite the most change. 

The Grantmaker of the Year award was presented to Peden during the GPA Annual Conference on November 3, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky.