Last evening, forty organizations who have received funds from the WindsorEssex Community Foundation, were recognized at a Grant Celebration at the Ojibway Nature Centre.
In 2011, $119,000 in grants for local charities were awarded. These funds are in addition to the $65,000 that has been awarded since December 1, 2010, making the total for the year $184,000.
“It is invigorating to fund so many vital community initiatives at a time when many organizations are facing financial difficulty,” states Chair of the Foundation Board, Susan Easterbrook. “Our investment is making programs possible that will meet the physical, educational, emotional and cultural needs of our citizens, thus building a better Windsor-Essex for today and tomorrow.”
Grants have included:
- $4,500 to the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village to replace the roof on two of their heritage buildings (Railroad Station and Boarding House)
- $4,000 to Harmony in Action to purchase accessible sport and fitness equipment.
- $9,000 to Erie Wildlife Rescue to equip the public education room in the facility they are building at Malden Park.
- $1,500 to the Windsor Youth Centre to help establish a safe and supportive space for Windsor’s homeless youth.