Niagara Community Foundation funds $138,000 in local projects

Thirty-two charities and programs across Niagara have been granted a total of $138,000 from the Niagara Community Foundation.

Among the projects the Foundation will fund from this round of Community Grants, Mini-Grants and Canada 150 grants are a $10,000 community grant for a new natural playground at Bethlehem Place and $9,000 in Canada 150 grants to fund a Canada 150 celebration held by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Queenston Residents Association. The Foundation was able to provide grants for half of the projects which were applied for.

“The diversity of projects we were able to fund is incredible. We would love to be able to fund them all, but our amazing team of volunteers carefully reviewed all the applications, and we’ve done our best with the funding we have,” said Bryan Rose, Executive Director of the Foundation.

Beyond the annual Community and Mini-Grants programs, the Foundation was once again able to participate in the Canada 150 Matching Grant program. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Niagara Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Aside from larger grants, the Mini-Grants program demonstrates that a small amount of funding can go a long way. For instance, Heartland Forest is being awarded $500 to assist in the volunteer creation of a puppet theatre.

The next deadline for community grants is September 11, 2017. For Mini-Grants, the next is August 14, 2017. Full details can be found at

Full list of grants:

NCF Supplement - Project List - May 17 2017

Source – Niagara Community Foundation press release.



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