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WindsorEssex Community Foundation Announced Successful Recipients Of The Investment Readiness Program

Wednesday August 19th, 2020, 9:35pm


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The WECF has granted $190,000 to organizations working to do good in the Windsor-Essex-Sarnia community by accessing funding that is non-repayable capital to design, plan, measure, and scale social enterprises in order to get ready to accept investment through the Investment Readiness Program.

This is part of a national initiative led by Community Foundations of Canada and funded by the Government of Canada to that will provide $18.5 million across Canada to seed and grow social enterprise.

This funding has supported the following projects.

  • $25,000 to fund Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club
  • $25,000 to fund Caldwell First Nation
  • $15,000 to fund COOK-UP Inc.
  • $25,000 to fund Kiwanis Club of Forest
  • $30,000 to fund Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex County
  • $10,000 to fund Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County
  • $15,000 to fund Sarnia-Lambton Rebound
  • $23,000 to fund Southwestern Ontario Gleaners
  • $10,000 to fund The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Windsor Essex County

“Business isn’t just about the bottom line. It can be a source for good and a catalyst for social and environmental change in communities across Canada. We are thrilled to announce the second round of IRP funding in Windsor Essex, Lambton and Kent County starting on September 8, 2020. It’s another opportunity for local organizations to play an active role in rebuilding more resilient and inclusive communities,” said Lisa Kolody from WindsorEssex Community Foundation.

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