Regina Rosen Food First Fund


Regina (Gini) Rosen was a community leader who played a huge part in the success of the Community Foundations. Sadly, she passed away in August 2018. Gini was such an integral part of the Foundation since its very beginning that her influence has been embedded into the fabric of who we are and what we do – including our work in the area of food security.

The Regina Rosen Food First Fund was established by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2012. It was named in Gini’s honour in recognition of her exceptional involvement with the Foundation for decades and her passion for ensuring access to healthy food for all. Since inception, the Fund granted $154,430 to various local community organizations addressing food insecurity.

Note: This grant program is under review by CFKA’s Grants Strategy & Impact Committee. We anticipate having an
update for early Fall 2024.


For further assistance, please contact Scott Forster, Grants Officer, at 613.546.9696, Ext 105 or email


275 Ontario Street Suite #100
Kingston, ON K7K 2X5
Phone: 613.546.9696
Fax: 613.531.9238

Community Foundation for Kingston & Area