Giving of your time, talent and experience to your community is something that everyone should consider. Imagine what could be accomplished if everyone did it!” - Brenda Chambers-Ivey

What You Make Possible

We have granted $1.4 million to over 50 local registered charities in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, our Community Foundation is able to invest in the future of our community through grant making. Our Community Foundation makes grants to a wide range of local charitable organizations, which, in turn, help to strengthen our Community.

Grant Categories

The Community Foundation considers grant applications made by charitable organizations that fall into the following categories: Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness, Social Welfare, Animal Welfare, the Environment and the Community at large.

Eligibility and Process:

Failure to follow any of the steps listed below may impact the consideration of your grant application.

  • Before you proceed with entering your application, you must contact our office at 467-4427 or by email at [email protected], to determine your eligibility.
  • Only registered charities in good standing with CRA, offering programs benefitting residents and visitors to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region, are eligible to apply.
  • Organizations are eligible to apply for funding once per calendar year.
  •  If you are a not-for profit, you must complete the Non-Profit Organizations form from our website, and attach it with your application.

Click here to view our grant catchment area