Grand Bend Community Foundation Grants 2016

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The Grand Bend Community Foundation Supports Local Projects with 2016 Grants.

The Grand Bend Community Foundation today announced more than $120,000 in grants for the 2016 year.  The grants support 20 different community projects that make a difference in the lives of both the seasonal and year-round residents of our communities.

Each year the Foundation is delighted to receive grant applications from local charities and non-profits who need support to achieve their goals. This year the Foundation received 28 grant applications, in areas ranging from arts and culture and healthcare, to education and the environment.

“Our grants committee worked hard to evaluate all the requests,” says Penny Nelligan, Chair of the Foundation’s Grants Committee. “Although we didn’t have the funds to meet all the requests, we were able to provide some level of funding to 20 organizations.”

Nelligan noted that the Grants Committee has a challenging job to determine where grants are needed most and will have the most impact. Projects that build on community as a whole, capacity in local charities and those that touch the lives of seniors and children and families are given priority, she explains.

“We are excited about this year’s grants,” says Nelligan. “We are thrilled to support these community innovators who are making life better for everyone.”

The 2016 grants go to the following organizations and projects:

Grand Bend Rotary Community Stage – Building grant (Year 2)

Grand Bend School music program (2016 and 2017)

Drayton – Grand Bend Youth Summer music theatre program

Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre –  Collective Impact seminar

Canadian Diabetes Association – Kids Diabetes camp

Grand Bend Art Centre- Creative writing program

Friends of the Pinery- Trail Wheel chair

Multiple Sclerosis society- Grand Bend, London Bike Ride

Zurich Scouts – Canadian Jamboree

5000 Trees – Klondyke park project

Junior AchievementGrand Bend School program

Grand Bend Yacht Club –Sailing school underprivileged youth -(Supported with Funds from London Community Foundation Canada Games Fund)

Municipality of Lambton Shores – Grand Bend beach handicap accessibility

Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron – Big bunch group and in school mentoring

North Lambton Secondary School Bursary – (Provided by the MUMA Fund)

Canada 150 Celebration Grants (These grants are  made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between The Grand Bend Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.)

Canada 150 – Grand Bend Stage Opening Events 2016

Canada 150 – Ausable Heritage Tree Festival 2017

Canada 150 – ALGARVA day for Mentally Challenged 2017

Canada 150 – Summer Sunset Celebrations 2017

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