THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO December 5, 2019 (LSN) Last night the Thunder Bay Community Foundation distributed over $200,000 in grants to registered charities in Thunder Bay and District.
The Thunder Bay Community Foundation understands that the needs of our community are always changing and that’s why, for over 48 years, they’ve distributed over $6.2 million in grants, scholarships and bursaries on behalf of their donors in support of a wide variety of charitable organizations.
The Thunder Bay Community Foundation provided 34 grants to organizations throughout the District from programs and projects which support the arts, youth, and capital projects to social justice, health, animal welfare, medical research and more.
This year’s recipients included Hospice Northwest’s Heartsteps Grief Camp for children and adolescents – the first to ever be held in Northern Ontario, a new sensory circuit for the George Jeffrey Children’s Centre, to Magnus Theatre’s Reconciliation Project a community-based arts development project in which students from various high schools in Thunder Bay will come together to write and perform a play about reconciliation.
“Community foundations across Canada play a crucial role in how people give back where communities need it most. We connect people, families and companies with causes that inspire them. We pool resources, knowledge and expertise, working with others for even greater impact.” said new executive director, Alexandra Calderon.
“The Thunder Bay Community Foundation goal is to help create a more vibrant, healthy and engaged community. The grants we distribute are a big part of that. This wouldn’t be possible without our incredible donors whose passion for our community enables these grants whether it is for new and innovative projects, expanding successful programs or keeping essential services running.”
Copperfin Credit Union sponsored the grant reception continuing their long-standing commitment to making our communities better for everyone. The reception was held at Roots to Harvest and focused on celebrating the great work charities do in the community and learning about the amazing projects they are embarking on throughout the year.
The Thunder Bay Community Foundation, established in 1971, actively promotes community philanthropy for the long-term benefit of Thunder Bay and the surrounding area.
Below is a full list of grants distributed during yesterday’s event.
Our Kids Count
Windsor Picton Blucher, Unit#16 Gets Mobilized
Roots to Harvest
The Reconciliation Project
Home Therapeutic Recreation Program
Research, Development, Implementation & Marketing of Grief Support for the Suicide-Bereaved
Thunder Bay Public Library
Outside the Lines
NorthWind Family Ministries
Cooking For Life
Building Connections through Counselling
Canada Special Olympics Legacy Project
Assisted Hearing Loop System
St. Thomas Church Family Giving Centre
St. Thomas Family Giving Centre Grub Tub Program
Bee'ing with Bees
St. John Ambulance
Therapy Dog Program
Bringing the love of wildlife to Thunder Bay’s classrooms
The Wonderful World of Fractal Art
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
Hospice Northwest Heartsteps Grief Camp
Heartsteps Grief Camp for children and adolescents
Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario
Phones For Women
George Jeffrey Children's Foundation
Sensory circuit for special needs children's care
Caring Hearts Cat Rescue & Sanctuary
Veterinary costs to spay/neuter & vaccinate 25 cats/kittens currently on our waiting list.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay
Nerf for Smurfs program
Security Camera Upgrade
Our Kids Count of Thunder Bay Inc.
Wonders of Thunder Bay OKC Outings
Precious Bundles Clothing Assistance Program
What's SUP: Sock & Underwear Program
Thunder Bay Emergency Shelter Inc.
Friends of Chippewa Park
Save Our Carousel
Mission to Seafarers
Alexandra Calderon, Executive Director of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation, Jordan Lester Board Chair of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation and Allison Kasper SVP of Business and Social Impact
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