The Rural Alberta Development Fund is a not-for-profit organization that works with Alberta's change agents to help the province flourish.
Our organization was created as a key outcome in the Government of Alberta's rural development strategy, A Place to Grow, to help rural communities, regional alliances, and organizations kick-start projects that would contribute to the betterment of rural Alberta. In 2007, our organization was capitalized with $100 million from the Government of Alberta to fund innovative rural development projects.
So far, we've funded more than $90 million worth of change and innovation. We have a contractual agreement with the provincial government to commit the remainder of our funds by March 31, 2012, and disburse all of the money by March 31, 2014.
We're excited to find out what programs will capture the remainder of our funds, but we're even more enthusiastic about what the future of our province could look like if another $100 million worth of big ideas were put into action.