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New Resource Helps Community Foundation Build Sustainability

New Resource Helps Community Foundation Build Sustainability
$11,800 OTF Grant Invests in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation

Len Compton,Ontario Trillium Foundation Representative;Sarah Campbell MPP for Kenora-Rainy River;Diane Pochailo, Community Foundation Volunteer and Treasurer; Rob Aitken, Community Foundation Volunteer and Finance Committee Chairmen.


On Monday, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, Sarah Campbell, joined members of the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to celebrate some fantastic news. This past October, the Community Foundation was awarded an $11,800 grant from OTF to update and upgrade their IT resources to improve their programs and services for all members of the community. Joining MPP Campbell to celebrate with the community was the Community Foundation Board of Directors, including President Don Parfitt and Treasurer Diane Pochailo, as well as OTF representative Len Compton.


“The purchase of this software program will help us improve the tracking of donor’s contributions, grant disbursements, investment growth and all accounting requirements. This grant is a significant step toward achieving sustainability. We are very grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for helping us meet this important goal.”
Don Parfitt, Community Foundation, President.


Established in 2004 as a registered charity, the Community Foundation is dedicated to helping improve community living and the quality of life for citizens and visitors to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. The Community Foundation aims to strengthen the communities served by continuously striving toward three key objectives:

– promoting endowment building and personalized donor service
– developing broad and effective grant making
– encouraging community leadership

The catchment area includes the City of Kenora and the neighbouring communities of Redditt, Minaki, Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, the First Nations Territories and the unincorporated territories surrounding Lake of the Woods. Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the Community Foundation has built endowment funds of $2.5 million and has granted $854, 000 to over fifty local charities in the region.

A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.


• For more information about the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation, visit www.klwcf.ca
• For more information about the Ontario Trillium Foundation, visit www.otf.ca

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