The work of registered charities and not-for-profits in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region could not happen at the level it does without the support of the Community Foundation and the funders who so generously give. These are real people with real stories, sharing the difference the grants have made in their lives and the opportunities they might not otherwise have had. - Judy Underwood, in response to the June 2016 Granting Ceremony

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Kenora Kinsmen Announce $50,000 Gift to the Community Foundation

Members of the Kenora Kinsmen Club, including President Trent Hamilton, back row, extreme right, present the first of five cheques to Community Foundation President Dennis Alvestad, representing a total gift of a $50,000 endowment fund, in support of community needs.

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a $50,000 endowment fund with the Kenora Kinsmen Club.  Income from this endowment fund will continue in perpetuity and be used to support a variety of community needs projects.  Anyone may contribute to the endowment fund and donations will be accepted through the Community Foundation. Since 1937, The Kenora Kinsmen Club has been working hard to improve community living in the Kenora region.

“The Kenora Kinsmen Club is to be commended for having the vision and leadership to establish this endowment fund”, said Community Foundation Executive Director, Darlene MacGillivray.  “They realize that this fund will help to support the important work of many charities in our region. The fund will also honour the tremendous volunteer service provided by their members”, she added.

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