Niagara Community Foundation funds local projects

Armstrong Strategy Group press release – Charities and good causes across Niagara will have a little help making their communities better places this spring, thanks to a series of grants from the Niagara Community Foundation.

The Foundation is awarding twenty-six Community Grants, totaling $180,000, to support charities across Niagara.

“We’re glad we were able to help support some truly impressive charitable programs and initiatives in local communities across Niagara,” says Bryan Rose, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “These funds will go a long way in supporting the vital work being done day in and day out by these organizations. We know these groups have a tremendous impact on the people that they serve.”

This wave of grants includes $15,000 to expand Niagara College’s Dental Outreach Project into the Southridge and Salvation Army homeless shelters; $15,000 for Pathstone’s Hear & Now Walk-In Clinic extension program; and $13,000 to help Niagara Falls Community Outreach increase their number of meals served per year to 73,000, served twice a day.

Support to Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, Canadian Cancer Society, CNIB, Epilepsy Niagara and Niagara Falls Community Outreach was made possible by the Niagara Casinos Fund at the Niagara Community Foundation. The fund was established in 2001 and has supported numerous charities across Niagara.

Created in 2000, the Niagara Community Foundation has raised more than $55 million and has granted in excess of $13 million to charities working in the arts, heritage, environment, social services, health, education, and community development sectors.