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Successful Spring Granting Fair


Successful Spring Granting Fair 

by Wendy Bachiu, Grants Coordinator

Although the weather was overcast and wet, the spirits were high at the annual Spring Granting reception held on May 25th at the Klages Mill & Garden in Chesley.
Attendees were asked to wear red and white to celebrate Canada’s 150th and the crowd responded with a pleasing variety of the two colours as they enjoyed the refreshments, networking and music preceding the program. During the evening, Jackie Ralph of the Canadian Mental Health Association gave a presentation titled “RU OK?”, Robert Tite told how he set up an endowed fund as a birthday gift for his wife and a video on a project called “Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams” was shown to help remember Indigenous children who were subjected to the residential school system in Canada. The activity gave everyone encouragement to design their own heart to add to the Foundation’s window garden.

Eleven applications were granted through the five Community Funds of Grey Highlands, Meaford, Kincardine, Owen Sound and Saugeen Shores. Chosen by each Community Fund team, these projects will be facilitated within each Municipality.
Another 47 nonprofit organizations received grants for upcoming projects and programs in Grey Bruce communities. These grants were selected through an online application process and were funded by earned income from 17 endowed funds held by Community Foundation including the Eva Leflar Donor Advised Fund, Joe & Marilyn Hunt Fund, Tom Norris Helping the Kids Fund, Donald M. Bumstead Fund and the Ernestine McKenna Fund to mention a few.
An additional 42 organizations were granted by funders who hold Donor Advised endowed funds and had chosen these favourite charities to receive grants from their fund’s earned income.
In total, over $302,000 was distributed at the Spring granting reception.    

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