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.

COVID-19 Response Statement

News

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…

2017 Signed Financial Statements

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KLWCF June Grant Cheque Distribution | $216,000 Distributed to Community Groups

Kenora– On June 20, 2018, the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation (KLWCF), President Dennis Alvestad had the pleasure of distributing over $216,000 to thirty-nine (39) community groups. Alvestad says “Every grant ceremony is a celebration of our donors and the many charities and volunteers who make our community richer by investing…

KLWCF Hires Interim Executive Director

Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation President, Mr. Dennis Alvestad, is pleased to announce and welcome Ms. E.M. (Betty) Wires to the Community Foundation staff as Interim Executive Director, effective June 11, 2018. Ms. Wires brings a diverse background and experience to the Community Foundation, including serving on the Trans Canada Trail…

Communications & Marketing Assistant Internship

The Position: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications and Marketing Assistant will contribute to the development of a comprehensive marketing plan which includes website development and expansion. The incumbent will assist with annual charity fundraising events, production and marketing of the Annual Report, implementation and marketing of the Youth in Philanthropy Program, development of…

2016 in Review.

 

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

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.…

14th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser Nets $28,000

For Immediate release: Kenora, ON – Jan. 1st 2017 The Community Foundation would like to thank everyone involved in making our 14th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser, held on December 1st and 2nd, 2017, a success. The entire event, which included a Gala Night and Auction, Community Day and a Senior’s Tea, netted $28,000…