Spring Community Grants Celebration and Community Builder Award
Join us on May 23, 2019 as we celebrate our latest Community Grants and recognize an exceptional community member with our second Community Builder Award.
At our Spring Community Grants Celebration, we will grant $162,539.24 to local charities to undertake innovative projects that have a direct impact on the communities they serve.
These local projects will impact 6,541 people, with 73% of that total (4,782) being youth and thousands of others benefiting indirectly. To quote our volunteer Grants Chairperson, Julie Burch, “We are thrilled to be supporting organizations that will be making a tangible difference in the quality of life for our community… We are able to provide grants to all of our fields of interest this round, truly making the Foundation a 360 degree grant maker!”
These fields of interest include Arts & Culture, Children’s Mental Health, Community Development, Education & Literacy, Environment, Health & Social Services, Heritage Preservation, Recreation, and Youth.
A common theme we saw this round in the applications were projects that aim to create a sense of belonging in our community. We know that providing opportunities for engagement, inclusion and participation are some of the strategies to decrease social isolation. This is particularly true for some of our neighbours, especially youth, newcomers, seniors and those with disabilities.
The following 18 charities will be receiving grants:
- Breast Cancer Action Kingston
- Camp Outlook
- Clarendon & Miller Community Archives
- Corporation of Loyalist Township
- Cycle Kingston
- Hart Centre of Smiles Inc
- Helen Tufts Nursery School
- Islamic Society of Kingston
- KCHC – Kingston Immigration Partnership
- Lake Effects Robotics
- Queen’s University Biological Station, Elbow Lake Education Centre
- R.K.Y. Camp
- Rural Frontenac Community Services
- South Frontenac Community Services Corporation
- The Kingston Prize Association
- Wintergreen Studios
- YMCA of Kingston
The Foundation will also be awarding our second annual Community Builder Award to Jimmy Hassan, in recognition of his work promoting and celebrating diversity in our community. An immigrant from Pakistan, Jimmy Hassan moved to Kingston to create a better life for himself and his family. As the founder of the Diversity Dinner, an annual multicultural event where diverse communities in Kingston come together, and the Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation that works to raise awareness about Canadian values and lifestyle, he is being recognized for his generosity, hard work and community building activities that have made a significant positive change in our community.
All are invited come and learn celebrate and connect with great people and organizations making a positive impact in our community.
When: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: Free; RSVPs appreciated – click here to RSVP
Where: KFL&A Health Unit at 221 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON K7M 1V5 in the Auditorium.
If you have any questions about the 2019 Spring Community Grants Celebration, please contact our Grants Coordinator, Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 613.546.9696.