Past Grant Recipients

To date, we have granted over $3.9 million and supported over 350 local agencies through our competitive Community Grants Program. These grants support a wide range of local projects and help them make lasting impacts in our community.

Check out the list below to see our past Community Grants and Regina Rosen Food First Fund recipients.


Community Grant Recipients

1995 Celtic Festival

1st Kingston West Scouts

58 Squadron Air Cadets

Able Sail Kingston

Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic Education Foundation

Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative

Allen-Detweiler Nursery School

Almost Home

ALS Society of Ontario

Alternatives Counselling Service

Alzheimer Society of Kingston

Amherst Island Women’s Institute

Anglican Parish of Wolfe Island

Apple Crisp

Association Canadienne-Française de l’Ontario Mille-îles

Aurora Women’s Choir

Autism Society of Ontario – Kingston & Area Chapter

Barriefield Rock Garden

Barriefield Village Association

Bayridge Secondary School

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region

Beyond Classrooms Kingston

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington

Birchall Cup International Air Skills Competition

Birdbone Theatre

Blue Skies Cultural Centre

Book Club for Inmates

BGC South East

Breast Cancer Action Kingston

Bridge House (Kingston) Incorporated

Brigantine Incorporated

Brough Sheet Metal

Camp Outlook

Canada-Wide Science Fair

Canadian Diabetes Association – South East Ontario Regional Leadership Centre – Kingston

Canadian Families and Corrections Network

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Kingston Branch

Canadian Hearing Society – Kingston Regional Office

Canadian Mental Health Association – Kingston Branch

Canadian National Institute for the Blind – Kingston Satellite Office

Canadian Red Cross Society – Kingston & District Branch

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston

Caravan Stage Society

Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation

Cataraqui Cemetery

Cataraqui Conservation Foundation

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority – Cataraqui Trail Management Board

Central Frontenac Community Services Corporation

Central Frontenac Railway Museum

Central Ontario Automotive Society

CFRC 101.9 FM Radio Queen’s University

Child Care Resource & Parenting Centre

Children Visiting Prisons – Kingston Inc.

Chris Whyman, Town Crier

Christmas 1847: Nuns and Orphans Project

Citizens Against Sexual Child Abuse

City of Kingston

City of Kingston – Market Square Project

City of Kingston – PRO Kids

Clarendon & Miller Community Archives

Coalition for the Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Code the Change: Queen’s Chapter

Community Arts Ontario Conference 2001

Community Living Kingston

Community Living North Frontenac

Community Midwives of Kingston

Community Response to Neighbourhood Concerns

Community Volunteer Centre

Council on Aging – Frontenac-Kingston

County of Frontenac – Fairmount Home

Cycle Kingston

Dawn House Women’s Shelter

Domino Theatre Inc.

Downtown Kingston! B.I.A.

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Easter Seals Ontario

École Polson Park School

Edith Rankin United Church

Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre, Queen’s University Biological Station

Elginburg & District Public School

Elizabeth Cottage


Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario

Exceptional People’s Olympiad

Experience Canada

Extend-A-Family Kingston

Fairfield-Gutzeit Society

Fairmount Home

Fallow Deer Reserve

Family Resource Centre

Farmers Market Association of Kingston

Festivals on the St. Lawrence

First Avenue Public School

First Capital Day Committee

First Night Kingston

First Robotics Team 2809, K-Botics

Food Policy Council for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

Food Sharing Project

Friends of Bertha’s Counselling Centre

Friends of Big Sandy Bay

Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour

Friends of the Phoebe

Frontenac Arch Paddling Association (FAPA)

Frontenac Community Mental Health and Addiction Services

Frontenac County Schools Museum Association

Frontenac Cyber Falcons

Frontenac Heritage Foundation

Frontenac Stewardship Foundation

Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Science Fair

Gabriel Home

Girl Guides of Canada – 1st Kingston Trex Unit

Girl Guides of Canada – Meadowbrook District

Girls Incorporated of Limestone, Algonquin and Lakeshore

Gnu Ground Theatre Company

Good Food Box – Kingston Area

Grant MacDonald Community Portraits Committee

Greater Kingston Sweet Adelines

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity – Kingston & Frontenac

Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary

H’art Centre of Smiles Inc.

Haydon Theatre

Hearthmakers Energy Cooperative

Helen Tufts Nursery School

Highway Seven Community Development Corporation

HIV/AIDS Regional Services

Hospice Kingston

Howe Island Garden Buds

Ice Storm Project

Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Ontario

Independent Living Centre Kingston

Industry Education Council – Algonquin & Limestone

International Year of Volunteers Steering Committee

Islamic Society of Kingston

John Howard Society of Kingston and District

Junior Achievement of Eastern Ontario – Kingston-Hastings


Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre

KFL&A Child & Youth Services Planning Committee (Maltby Centre)

Kidney Foundation of Canada – Kingston & District Chapter

KidsFest Canada – Kingston Chapter

Kingston & Area Association of Administrators of Volunteers

Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs

Kingston and Area Early Years Coalition

Kingston and District Folk Art Council

Kingston and Frontenac Elder Abuse Task Force

Kingston Area Race Relations Association (KARRA)

Kingston Area Seed System Initiative

Kingston Artists’ Association Inc

Kingston Arts Council

Kingston Brownfields Working Group

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Kingston Chamber Choir

Kingston Choral Society

Kingston Community Ballet Association / School of Dance

Kingston Community Chaplaincy

Kingston Community Counselling Centre

Kingston Community Health Centres

Kingston Community Health Centres – Better Beginnings for Kingston Children

Kingston Community Health Centres – Community Harvest

Kingston Community Health Centres – Immigrant Services Kingston & Area

Kingston Community Health Centres – Pathways to Education

Kingston Community Health Centres – Street Health Centre

Kingston Community Health Centres – The Nutrition Working Group

Kingston Community Health Centres – Kingston Dental Coalition

Kingston Community House for Self-Reliance

Kingston Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction

Kingston Cultural Initiative

Kingston Employment and Youth Services

Kingston Field Naturalists

Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Kingston General Hospital – Auxillary

Kingston Gets Active

Kingston Goalball Club – Kingston Loyalists

Kingston Grenadiers Drum & Bugle Corps

Kingston Gymnastics Club

Kingston Heritage Tattoo Society

Kingston Historical Society

Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing Inc.

Kingston Humane Society

Kingston Immigration Partnership

Kingston Impact

Kingston Indigenous Language Nest

Kingston Interval House

Kingston Irish Famine Commemoration Association

Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival

Kingston Literacy & Skills

Kingston Municipal Housing

Kingston Open Chess Group

Kingston Partners for a Safe Community

Kingston Potters’ Guild

Kingston Pride

Kingston Regional Heritage Fair

Kingston Revved Up

Kingston Road Runner’s Association

Kingston School of Art

Kingston School of Dance

Kingston Summer Festival

Kingston Symphony Association

Kingston Synchronized Swimming Club

Kingston Theatre Organ Society (KTOS)

Kingston WritersFest

Kingston Youth Arts Cooperative

Kingston Youth Shelter

Kingston Youth Strategy (Y2K) Collective

KPP Concerts

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Le Centre Culturel Frontenac

Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston

Lemoine Point Advisory Committee

Lennox and Addington Community Stewardship Council

Limestone Advisory for Child Care Programs

Limestone District School Board Charitable Trust

Limestone Hands

Limestone Learning Foundation

Loving Spoonful

Lower Burial Ground Restoration Society

Loyalist Township

Maltby Centre

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

Martha’s Table Community Program Inc.

Melos Music Society Inc.

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

Mulberry School

Museum of Health Care at Kingston

Music in the Street


Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centre

Neuroscience Outreach Program

New Leaf Link

North Frontenac Little Theatre (Township of Central Frontenac)

North Kingston Basketball Camp

Northern Frontenac Community Services Corporation


Ontario Genealogical Society – Kingston Branch

Ontario ParaSport Winter Games Organizing Committee

Open Voices Community Choir

Opportunities Kingston

Outreach St. George’s Kingston

Parkinson Society of Canada

Parkinson Society of Canada – Kingston Chapter

Partners in Mission Food Bank

Pathways for Children and Youth – Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

Peace Quest

Pete’s Camp EXPLORE

Pigeon Horse

Pladec Day Care Centre Inc.

Polson Park Public School Advisory Council

Preserve our Wrecks

Prevention Awareness for Life

Prince Charles Public School

Progressive Independent Community Press, Inc.

Providence Continuing Care Centre Foundation

Pump House Steam Museum

Queen Elizabeth Collegiate and Vocational Institute – SUMMIT Program

Queen’s Community Music

Queen’s Conference on Philanthropy

Queen’s Good Times Diner Soup Kitchen

Queen’s Health Outreach

Queen’s Kaleidoscope

Queen’s University

Queen’s University – Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Queen’s University – Alma Mater Society

Queen’s University – Ban Righ Centre

Queen’s University – CFRC Radio

Queen’s University – Department of Civil Engineering

Queen’s University – Department of Physics & Astronomy

Queen’s University – Developmental Disabilities Consulting Program

Queen’s University – Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Queen’s University – Green Scheme

Queen’s University – Queen’s Project on International Development (QPID)

R.G. Sinclair Public School

Reelout Arts Project Inc.

Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation

Rideau Waterway Land Trust Foundation Inc.

Rideaucrest Home

RKY Camp

Royal Military College Foundation Inc.

Ryandale Shelter for the Homeless

Salvation Army – Freedom Ministries

Salvation Army – Kingston Citadel Corps

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Kingston and Napanee Chapter

Seasoned Spirits of Kingston

Seniors Association Kingston Region

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston

Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission

Sistema Kingston

Skeleton Park Arts Festival

Social Planning Council of Kingston and District

Something Special Children’s Centre

Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation

Spelling Bee of Canada

Spelling Bee of Canada, Kingston Chapter

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

St. George’s Anglican Cathedral

St. John’s Ambulance, Kingston Administration Centre

St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College – Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston

Sustainable Kingston

Talking About Mental Illness

Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK)

Tetra Society of North America

The Bread of Life Club

The Celtic Rathskallions

The Easter Seals Society – Kingston Regional Office

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Kingston

The Friends of Frontenac Provincial Park

The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library

The Kingston Film Co-operative

The People’s Theatre Kingston

The Poet Bureau

The Princess of Wales Own Regiment Foundation

The Pro Arte Singers of Kingston

The Rose Garden Family Support Centre

The Salvation Army – Community and Family Services

The Salvation Army – Rideau Heights Community Church

The Students’ Art Gallery at Hotel Dieu

Theatre Kingston

Theatre With a Meal

Think First Foundation of Canada – Kingston Chapter

Thousand Islands Playhouse

Township of Central Frontenac

Township of North Frontenac

University Hospitals Kingston Foundation

Upper Canada Guitar Society

Vancouver Foundation

Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac

Voice of the Blind

Volunteer & Information Kingston

Water Access Group

Welcome Wood Productions

Wilton Creative Playground Committee

Wilton Women’s Institute

Winter Warmth

Wolfe Island Business & Tourism Association

Wolfe Island Community Medical Clinic

Wolfe Island Early Years Drop In Centre

Wolfe Island Friends of Ferals

Wolfe Island Plowmen’s Association

Wolfe Island Scene of the Crime Festival Inc.

Wolfe Island Women’s Institute

Yellow Bike Action

YMCA of Kingston

Youth Access

Youth Diversion Program


Regina Rosen Food First Fund Grant Recipients

Addiction and Mental Health Services-KFLA

Blessings in a Backpack

BGC South East

Dawn House

Diocese of Ontario Refugee Settlement

Elizabeth Fry Society

Enterprise Public School- Limestone Learning Foundation

Food Sharing Project

Helen Tufts Nursery School

HIV/AIDS Regional Services

Home Base Housing

Home Base Housing – Lily’s Place Shelter

Independent Living Centre

Interchurch Refugee Partnership

Kingston Community Health Centres – Community Harvest Market

Kingston Community Health Centres – Good Food Box

Kingston Community Health Centres – Immigrant Services Kingston & Area

Kingston Community Health Centres – Pathways to Education

Kingston Community Health Centres – Street Health

Kingston Food Providers

Kingston Interval House

Kingston Unitarian Fellowship

Kingston Youth Strategy (Y2K) Collective

Limestone District School Board

Loving Spoonful

Maltby Centre

Martha’s Table

New Leaf Link

Nightlight Canada

North Frontenac Food Bank

Northern Frontenac Community Services Corporation

One Roof Youth Service Hub

Outreach St. George’s

Partners in Mission Food Bank

Polson Park Free Methodist Church

Queen’s AMS Food Centre

Queen’s Good Times Diner

Ryandale Shelter

Salvation Army

Seniors Association Kingston Region

Sistema- Queen’s University

Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Mess Open Arts Studio

West Kingston Refugee Partnership

Wolfe Island Community Garden


Youth Diversion Program



 When you give to the Community Foundation you can have confidence that your community will continue to benefit from your gift for many years to come.

2023 Year End Tax Tips

 Both the federal and provincial governments offer donations tax credits that, in combination, can result in tax savings of up to 55% of the value of your gift in 2023, depending on your province or territory of residence. With total cash donations up to $200 in a year, the federal donation credit is 15% of the donation amount. For total donations exceeding $200 in a year, the federal donation credit jumps to 29% (33% to the extent taxable income exceeds $235,675) of the donation amount. Provincial donation credits are also available and the total credit may be up to 55% once total annual donations exceed the $200 in a calendar year.

December 31 is the last day to make a donation and get a tax receipt for 2023. You can help a wide range of charities with a single gift to our endowed Community Fund, support your favourite charity or cause by giving to one of our over 225 funds, or establish your own fund.

Credit Card or VISA Debit Card

If you’re ready to make your gift now, then use our secure online giving page. You have the option of choosing any one of our funds, giving ‘in memory of/in honour of’ instructions, and more. Or, if you prefer, you can simply call 613-546-9696 to make your donation over the phone using your Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX, or VISA Debit card. You can make a one-time gift, or sign up to make a regular monthly donation.


Please make your cheque payable to Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (or “CFKA”), and write your intended fund in the memo line.  Drop it off or mail to: 275 Ontario Street, Suite #100, Kingston, ON, K7K 2X5.

Publicly-Traded Securities 

Gifting publicly-traded securities, including mutual funds and segregated funds, with accrued capital gains “in-kind” to a registered charity or a foundation not only entitles you to a tax receipt for the fair market value of the security being donated, it eliminates capital gains tax too. You should plan gifts in-kind well before year end, to allow for sufficient time to make arrangements. A gift of publicly-traded securities is the transfer of ownership of stocks or bonds to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area. If you own shares that have increased in value, 50 per cent of the capital gains are taxable. However, if you donate these shares in-kind to CFKA, the gain is tax-exempt. Learn more.

Form 1: Direction to Transfer Securities or Mutual Funds Electronically as a Charitable Donation Complete Form 1 to give your financial advisor/broker the instructions to make the gift to CFKA. The form contains all the information your advisor will need to make the transfer. They will then submit this form to our broker at CIBC Wood Gundy to advise that the transfer is pending.

Form 2: Notice of Transfer of Securities
Complete Form 2 and send it to CFKA to advise us of your gift, and instruct as to what you would like your donation to support.

Proposed Changes to Alternative Minimum Tax

Tax Element Current AMT Regime Proposed AMT Changes
Tax Rate and exception level 15% flat tax rate on an adjusted taxable income in excess of a $40,000 exemption 20.5% flat tax rate on an adjusted taxable income in excess of a $173,000 exemption
Calculating the adjusted taxable income for AMT purposes 100% of non-refundable tax credits included. 50% of non-refundable tax credits included.
Treatment of donations of publicly listed securities 0% of capital gains from donations of publicly listed securities included. 30% of capital gains from donations of publicly listed securities included.

Your AMT may be higher in 2024 (compared to 2023) if your taxable income is over about $173,000, and you have income taxed at lower rates than ordinary income, or deductions or credits that reduce taxes payable, including: Capital gains, Stock options,  Canadian dividends, Unused non-capital losses, net capital losses, or limited partnership losses from prior years, and  Non-refundable tax credits, including the donation tax credit. Speak to your tax profession to see how AMT could affect your situation in 2024, and, if appropriate, to consider triggering a gain or exercising employee stock options.

Contact us at 613.546.9696 or if you need any further assistance.


Community Foundation for Kingston & Area