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Foundation Grants $36K Local Organizations

The WindsorEssex Community Foundation grants $36,000 in Funding to Seven Local Organizations

Recently the WindsorEssex Community Foundation (WECF) granted a total of $36,000 to seven local charities to fund projects that will have a big impact in Windsor Essex County.

“The WECF is happy to support these local organizations and the many successful programs they provide in Windsor Essex County,” said Lisa Kolody. “Congratulations, once more to the grant recipients, we look forward to seeing the positive impact their programs will have in our community.” – Lisa Kolody, the WECF Executive Director

The organizations funded through the WECF Community Impact Grants Include:

  • Downtown Business Accelerator
  • Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation
  • John McGivney Children’s Centre
  • Kiwanis Music Festival Windsor-Essex County
  • New Song Church – Feeding Windsor
  • Windsor Centre for Film, Digital Media & Creative Arts
  • Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association

The WECF is proud of its rich history of community building in Windsor-Essex over the past 36 years, and looks positively toward the future as it continues to grow and inspire philanthropy. The WECF is thankful for its donors, volunteers, and supporters who are all so passionate about its work.

The WindsorEssex Community Foundation (WECF), originally founded in 1983 as Heritage Windsor, is a perpetual community trust for philanthropic purposes. It exists to manage donors’ legacy funds and make grants to support local community programs. Through grant making activities, the WECF is able to establish partnerships to assist a broad range of community organizations. In addition to this, the WECF also leads Inspiration 100, Random Act of Kindness Day, Vital Signs Program, and the Vitality Legacy Program. 

Community Impact Grants provide up to $15,000 in funding for projects or programs that forge partnerships, tackle important issues, and will make a lasting impact on the Windsor and Essex community. Grants provided by the WindsorEssex Community Foundation fall into seven categories: Health and Human Services; Arts, Culture & Heritage; Recreation & Sport; Environment; Education & Literacy; Children & Youth; and, Community Development.

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