As part of its commitment to supporting communities where it has infrastructure presence, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a $175,000 AWS InCommunities Fund. The goal was to inspire impactful projects that will have a positive impact across communities in Calgary and surrounding areas. Interested applicants applied for funding to launch new projects, expand existing projects or introduce one of 10 established community programs (included below) with proven positive impact in other global communities.
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“At AWS, we truly believe in using our scale for good and using our resources to strengthen communities where our employees live and work. The AWS InCommunities Calgary Fund is part of a collection of community outreach programs driven by AWS throughout Calgary designed to make a positive impact specifically in the regions where we build and operate our global infrastructure. With our AWS Canada West Region coming to Calgary late 2023/early 2024, it’s vital that we are part of the solution to improve the livelihoods of our local communities.” - Réjean Bourgault, Country Leader and Managing Director, Canada Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS)