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Record breaking granting ceremony for KLWCF with $100,000 gifted back to the Community

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation will set a milestone on Friday June 24th, 2011 when it awards over $100,000 in grants to back to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. The grants will be distributed to thirty different registered charities and programs.

“This is certainly a special moment for us in that we continue to bring donors together with the charities that matter most to them” says President Don Parfitt.  “We have generous lake resident donors and local donors who are continuing to make a difference in this region today and into the future”. Inaugural grants will be made from several funds including the Keewatin Forever Endowment and a fund established to benefit the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation by lake residents Carolyn and Gary Bachman.

“There are so many wonderful organizations supported by the Community Foundation”, says Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation managing director Jess Rheault.  “It is comforting to know that our community has somewhere to turn for help for practically everything”.

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is a volunteer driven, public foundation, which accepts donations and builds endowment funds – creating a nest egg that will always be there for the community. The investment income earned on the funds is granted to local registered charities that enhance the quality of life, in line with the donors’ wishes.  Our catchment area includes the City of Kenora and the neighbouring communities of Reddit, Minaki, Sioux Narrows- Nestor Falls, the First Nations Territories and the unincorporated territories surrounding Lake of the Woods. Since 2004, thanks to our generous donors, $2.3 million has been contributed to our endowment funds and $800,000 has been granted to over sixty different local charities.

Because the Community Foundation supports all kinds of charities- not just one sector or issue area – we are well positioned to bring diverse voices together to address local issues. Together we build networks, we collaborate; we build community: Building Forever…Together

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