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WindsorEssex Community Foundation funds social purpose organizations with another $190,000 to support recovery efforts and prepare for investment
WindsorEssex Community Foundation has awarded another $190,000 in funding to nine social purpose organizations in the Windsor Essex, Lambton and Kent County, as part of the Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program (IRP).
These organizations are working to create meaningful jobs, strengthen the charitable and nonprofit sector, and address social challenges, including the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These organizations will be better prepared to receive investment, including through the Government of Canada’s Social Finance Fund.
WindsorEssex Community Foundation received a high volume of applications for the highly competitive program. This funding has supported projects including:
- Beautiful Words Inc.;
- Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club;
- Windsor Jewish Community Centre;
- South Asian Centre of Windsor;
- Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association;
- Polish Peoples Home Association;
- Slovak Heritage Foundation of Windsor-Essex County;
- Oodles & Gazillions Inc. – The Working Class;
- Interactive Science and Technology Centre of Windsor Inc.
Social purpose organizations strengthen local economies while giving back and creating more resilient and sustainable communities. The IRP also creates and advances new earned revenue possibilities for charities and non-profits during this challenging time. For these reasons, IRP has a key role to play in pandemic recovery and also in moving Canada towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. They promote prosperity while protecting people and our planet.
The WindsorEssex Community Foundation, 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. Learn more here: www.wecf.ca.