During this period of heightened uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Foundation wants to assure its community partners, donors and grantees that we are working to do our best to provide appropriate support and leadership. We will continue to make grants and process payments, in keeping with…
Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is pleased to host the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, and to make up to $15,000 per project available to youth-led projects in our communities that will respond to one central question: What is your boldest idea to respond to an urgent local need? RBC Future…
Welcome to the newest member of our team. Crystal Kast joined us this week as the new full time Executive Assistant. Crystal comes to KLWCF with Over 18+ years combined experience in small business program and communication delivery, consulting, management and financial administration. She has an extensive background of working and volunteering with not-for-profit community…
Reporting to the Executive Director, the full-time Executive Assistant is responsible for coordinating all administrative activities of the Community Foundation and providing bookkeeping support. The EA will assist with donors & donor records, annual fundraising events, annual grant giving process & Board and committee meetings. Bookkeeping duties will include the processing of all donations and…
City Hall staff are baking up treats and taking them on the road to all other City buildings for all City staff to buy in support of the Giving Challenge.
The City of Kenora is hosting a celebration of National Public Works Week on May 22 from 5-7 pm at the Operations Building, which includes a free BBQ, accepting donations to the Giving Challenge. Everyone is welcome!
Please be advised that the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation has made changes to our Spring Call for Grants. The Community Foundation is now combining the Moffat Family Fund and Dream Funds Granting calls into one cycle. There will not be a call for grants in April. The Community Foundation is…
The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is gearing up for our 9th annual Festival of Trees. This year’s event will be held at the Discovery Centre. We will be holding a ‘Holiday Cocktail Party’ at 7 p.m. on the 5th, followed by Community Day on the 6th from 10 a.m- 3…
The City Hall is challenging their staff to donate $2, and to participate in a 20 minute litter pick-up on Friday, May 30th.
The Kenora & District Chamber of Commerce challenges all of its members to match their $20 contribution to the Community at Large Fund. Our collective efforts can go a long way towards making the Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation goal of $10K a reality!
Come to the Lake of the Woods Museum between May 27-May 30 and purchase our newest book “Lake of the Woods: Through the Lens of Carl G. Linde” and $5 from each sale will be donated to the Community Foundation.
The Kenora Association for Community Living will be collecting bottles in support of the Community Foundation’s $10K/10HR Giving Challenge. Drop off bottles at KACL’s Options for Adults Building, 1-9th Avenue South.
Pat Alvestad is challenging all animal lovers to contribute $10.00 to the Animal Welfare Endowment Fund.
Meg Cameron and Diane Pochailo have challenged all other Board of Directors in any organization in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region to contribute $30.00 to the Arts and Culture Endowment Fund or the Social Welfare Endowment Fund.
Lorna Haney would like to challenge all cancer survivors to meet or exceed her contribution of $10.00 to the Community Foundation for Health and Wellness.
The staff of the Kenora Public Library is challenging everyone to donate a toonie or loonie for each book, magazine, movie, or other piece of library material, borrowed during the month of May.
The Lake of the Woods Brewing Company is encouraging the public (age of majority) to come down and purchase a pint of their craft beer from 11am to 8pm on Friday, May 30th. For every pint purchased, the LOWBrewCo. will donate $1.00 to the Community Foundation.
Brenda Chambers-Ivey is challenging all individuals working in the education field in the Kenora & LOW Region, to donate $25 to the Kenora and LOW Community Foundation.
Carol Fehr is challenging all Community Foundation Volunteers to match or exceed her contribution of $30 to any Community Foundation Endowment Fund.
Jack Martin will be holding a community barbecue at the Kenora Soccer Complex on Friday May 30th from 5-7 pm. Proceeds to the Kenora and LOW Regional Community Foundation.
The Kenora Baseball League will donate their Candy Jar Guessing proceeds for a week to the Community Foundation.
Triple Play is challenging all parents in the Kenora & LOW Region who have registered a child in any activity this year, to contribute $10 to the Triple Play Endowment Fund.
Firefly will be holding an in-house auction in support of the $10K/10HR Giving Challenge. Auction by email runs from May 12th through May 23rd.
Randy Seller is challenging all Kenora & LOW Region golfers to match his $20 challenge.
The Beaver Brae Youth in Philanthropy Group has challenged all the classes at the school to contribute to the Youth in Philanthropy Endowment Fund. The class with the highest total will receive a pizza party. They are also challenging the students of Saint Thomas Aquinas to do the same.
Nature’s Inn will contribute $20 per room booked between May 12 and June 12, if the guests say that they are friends of the Community Foundation.
Darlene MacGilivray is challenging all Beaver Brae and Saint Thomas Aquinas High School parents, students and teachers to donate $10 to the Beaver Brae or Saint Thomas Aquinas Youth in Philanthropy Endowment Funds.
Darlene MacGillivray has challenged all Saint Thomas Aquinas and Beaver Brae Secondary School parents, teachers and students to contribute $10.00 to the Youth in Philanthropy Endowment Funds at both high schools.
Jeff Van Walleghem, far left, volunteer with the Kenora Kinsmen and MNP staff members Natalie Pearson and Shawn Brown, far right, present cheques totaling $500 to Community Foundation volunteer Laci Dingwall and President Don Parfitt. The financial contributions will help support the operations of the Community Foundation.
First Nations youth in the Lake of the Woods Region are gaining valuable first time job skills thank to the generosity of Andrew Paterson and family. The Paterson Family established a $500,000 endowment fund with the Kenora and Lake of the Wood Regional Community Foundation in 2006. Proceeds from the endowment help to place students…
This is what the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation offers our Region – The capacity to dream. To look outside the box and make the impossible – possible. – Denise Forsyth For the Kenora Baseball League (new name, now that we are part of Baseball Manitoba) the Community Foundation has enabled…