Community Foundation Grey Bruce hosted a celebration of community philanthropy on November 7, 2019 at the Harmony Centre in Owen Sound. The Foundation distributed $70,807 to twenty-nine charities and not-for-profits from across the region.
Representatives from a variety of organizations were present, along with funders, Foundation Ambassadors and the Board of Directors. All recipients expressed gratitude to the organizations, individuals and families that have generously invested in the future of Grey and Bruce by endowing funds and legacy gifts with the Foundation.
There was a wide scope of meaningful community projects receiving support. Some examples include: Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce for a program that makes custom Activity and Active Living packages for their clients who are unable to leave their homes; Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre to develop a teen advisory committee to engage teens with arts and culture; Violence Prevention Grey Bruce for a project to raise awareness about elder abuse in Grey and Bruce; and Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce for their Pig Puck Hockey program made up of individuals who are living with or have experienced mental health and/or addiction issues.
This diversity reflects the breadth of community activities in arts, culture, sports, education, environment and wellness that make Grey Bruce a vibrant place to live.
Chair of the Foundation Board, Maureen Solecki, said “Since its inception in 1994, Community Foundation Grey Bruce has distributed a total of $4.5 million in grants to local charities. Grants, scholarships and bursaries totaling $305,678 will be disbursed by the end of 2019. Our work is making for positive change in Grey Bruce. We’re here for good!”
Created in 1994, Community Foundation Grey Bruce has a mandate to strengthen Grey and Bruce communities through endowment building, grant making, and community partnerships.
The next general grants deadline for projects and programs is April 15th, 2020. For more information and to support the Community Foundation Grey Bruce, visit www.communityfoundationgreybruce.com or call 519-371-7203.