Public Notice

For the health and safety of our staff and all visitors the KLWCF office is closed to the public but be assured we remain operational and do continue to conduct all other normal business. We are pleased to connect with you by email, phone or video conference. Please note our spring Grants program remains in operation and is proceeding as per usual at this time.

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APPLY NOW: Full Time Executive Director

Executive Director – Full-time Position Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation About Us The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is a charitable public foundation that enhances the quality of life in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region, by building endowment funds, making effective grants to local…

Flow Through Fund Created to Support Ukrainian Refugees in Kenora

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new flow through fund to assist Kenora Supports Ukraine. Donations will assist overall efforts in helping Ukrainian refugees resettle in the Kenora area, providing educational, employment, housing, and financial support. You can donate by going to www.klwcf.ca, click on…

25 in 5 Hour Giving Challenge Raises over $30,000

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is happy to announce the results of our 25 in 5 Giving Challenge that was hosted at Copperfin Credit Union on May 13th, 2022. This year, we challenged the community to raise $25,000 in 5 hours in support of community endowment funds. We had a very success…

25k in 5 Giving Challenge Returns May 13th

Time to start figuring out who you will challenge whether that’s your friends, family members, even local businesses to make a donation towards community endowment funds on May 13th. These funds are the reason we can continue making grants to registered charities and not-for-profits sponsored by a charity in the community, that and your donations…

SIGN UP FOR 3RD ANNUAL KLWCF CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT NOW!!!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 3rd Annual KLWCF Charity Golf Tournament hosted by Westland Insurance. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP We will be at the links on June 16th at the Kenora Golf and Country Club having fun while supporting our community! Proceeds from the tournament will stay in our community. Thank you Westland…

Volunteer Board of Director Applications Being Accepted

Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation is seeking community members to join our Volunteer Board of Directors. Candidates must be able to serve a three year term, attend 6-8 meetings a year and participate in one of our sub committees. Opportunity to serve up to 3 terms, if applicable. If you’ve served as…

We Mourn the Loss of Pat Alvestad

Dear Friends, It’s with heavy hearts, we share the sad news that Pat Alvestad, a valued member of the Kenora & Lake of the Wood Community Foundation family, has passed away. Pat started with the Foundation in 2010 when she joined the Festival of Trees Committee and quickly became one of our most dedicated volunteers.…

KLWCF COVID-19 Response Statement

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…

RBC Future Launch Community Challenge

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 Crystal Kast

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…

Youth in Philanthropy Students Have Granted $62,500 to our Community

Kenora – Young people who care about their communities are increasingly getting involved in philanthropy.  This was most evident at the Youth in Philanthropy Program (YIP) granting celebration held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Chapel. This innovative program, led by the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional…

Call for Lake of the Woods Dream Funds Applications

The Community Foundation is seeking proposals from local Registered Charities and Non-Profits sponsored by a Registered Charity that fall into the following categories. General needs of the community: • Arts & Culture • Health & Wellness • Animal Welfare • Environment • Social Services Please contact our office at 467-4427 to determine your eligibility.  

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Moffat Family Fund

The Community Foundation is currently seeking proposals from local (Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region) Registered Charities (registered as a Charity with Canada Revenue Agency) and Non–Profit organizations (that have a written agreement with a Registered Charity) that fall into the following categories: Provision of programs or services for youth, families. Only Applications Submitted…

2018 in Review

 

Call for Proposals – Moffat Fund and Dream Fund Grants

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…

15th Annual Festival of Trees – Another Successful Event in Support of the Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation

Kenora – For the past 15 years in December Festival of Trees is held in support of the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation. This year’s event raised over $ 34,000 to support operating expenses for the Community Foundation. “The 15th Festival of Trees fundraiser was held at the Lake of the Woods Museum…

Executive Director – Full-time Position

This position serves as the Executive Director of The Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation and reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for the management and organization of all Community Foundation activities.

A Celebration of Giving in Memory of Laurie (Lawrence) Bednarchuk

Laurie (Lawrence) Bednarchuk was born and raised in Kenora.  He was a proud and skilled tradesman whose certification in plumbing and steam fitting took him all over Canada and parts of the United States for large industrial projects.  His career kept him from Kenora for long periods of time, but he always came home to Lake of the Woods. Here he spent time with his friend and neighbor…

15TH Annual Festival of Trees Annual Fundraiser for the Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation

Kenora – The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation (KLWCF) is gearing up for its major fundraiser of the year. “We are thrilled to be celebrating our 15th Festival of Trees at the Lake of the Woods Museum this year. The Lake of the Woods Museum is where the very first Festival…

Employment Opportunity

Communications & Marketing Coordinator – Internship – One Year Contract The Position: The Communications and Marketing Coordinator will contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive communication and marketing plan.  The successful applicant will assist with charity fundraising events, marketing, the development of a volunteer orientation package, and the creation of a community and…