Community Foundation has reached the milestone of $2 Million in grants distributed to the Charitable Sector
Kenora – The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has reached a milestone of $ 2 Million in grants distributed to the charitable sector, in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. It will grant $125,000 to over thirty different groups at its Fall Granting Ceremony tonight. “This is a wonderful example of the generosity of our donors in working to improve the lives of residents and visitors to this region.”, said Dennis Alvestad, Community Foundation President. In addition, the Community Foundation is recognizing 11 individuals nominated for the Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award. “A voting process identified the winner from a field of three finalists. We are recognizing Canada’s Governor General, David Johnston’s, call to action in making Canada a more Smart and Caring Country, as we move towards our 150th birthday in 2017.”, said Darlene MacGillivray, Executive Director. Hugh Arklie, Executive Director from the Thomas Sill Foundation in Winnipeg, will be the guest speaker for the event.
The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation, one of 191 community foundations across Canada, is a volunteer driven, public foundation, which accepts donations and builds endowment funds – creating a nest egg that will always be there for the community. The investment income earned on the funds is granted to local registered charities that enhance the quality of life, in line with the donors’ wishes. Our catchment area includes the City of Kenora and the neighbouring communities of Reddit, Minaki, Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls, the First Nations Territories and the unincorporated territories surrounding Lake of the Woods. Since 2004, thanks to our generous donors, $4.2 Million has been contributed to our endowment funds and $2 Million has been granted to over sixty different local charities.
Because the Community Foundation supports all kinds of charities – not just one sector or issue area – we are well positioned to bring diverse voices together to address local issues. Together we build networks, we collaborate; we build community: Building Forever Together
For more information, please contact:
Darlene MacGillivray, Executive Director, Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation
Office: (807) 467- 4427 | Cell: (807) 465-4042 | Email: [email protected]