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Message from the Executive Director

Hello friends,

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in Community Foundation Grey Bruce.  

I hope you will enjoy reading our Annual Report to the Community.  We share lots of stories about our growth and successes in 2017.  

We are just wrapping up a fantastic journey for Community Foundation Grey Bruce.  Over the summer we charted a road show featuring pop-up granting ceremonies across the region. During three months we have distributed over $188,000 to support projects by 65 charities across Grey and Bruce counties. An additional $176,000 in grants was disbursed to charities as directed by individuals and organizations who hold endowment funds at the Foundation. Our road trip has taken us across the region to some spectacular sites where we met inspiring people. We have stood in front of the glorious limestone escarpment that frames the azure blue waters of the Wiarton harbour, gathered in a sharing circle in the sunny gardens at M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre in Owen Sound, celebrated in full rainbow colour at the Kincardine Pride Parade, toured the Library and Food Bank at Saugeen First Nation Food Bank, and met lots of friends at the Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library in Southgate and the Lewis Park in Ripley, just to remember a few of the many stops. At each gathering, we have heard stories from charities and non-profit organizations about their amazing projects that make life better for all the people of Grey and Bruce counties.

We are very grateful to the community sponsors who have made the road show possible, our car is from Luckydog Motors of Owen Sound, and Integra Design provided vehicle branding, Grey Bruce Boomers and Bayshore Broadcasting are supporting media partners. You can see our posts about our travels and read about some of the stories we have heard by liking our Facebook page or using the hashtag #YouMakeYourCommunity. 

As we move into the season of giving, please remember to consider a donation to one of the funds at the Foundation.  By clicking our Donate Now button, you can link into Canada Helps and scroll through the 140 funds that support all aspects of life in Grey Bruce.  Your support is an investment in your community.  

We're here for good.

Stuart Reid

Executive Director