Community Foundation for L&A Granting $171,135 for Local Causes and Student Awards

By |Published On: May 27, 2024|

The Community Foundation for Lennox & Addington has approved grants totalling $171,135 to support local charitable initiatives and student awards through its annual Community Granting and Student Awards programs.

“The Foundation will distribute $90,675 to 26 community initiatives this year and continues to support local projects across a broad range of community needs,” according to Foundation Executive Director Bob Baker. “We are fortunate to have donors who are inspired to create transformational change in L&A by creating funds that improve the quality of life for those who live in, work in, and enjoy this community.”

The Foundation has approved $80,460 in student awards, scholarships, and bursaries to 28 L&A high school students pursuing post secondary education this September.

“We are proud to continue to support local students attending post secondary education at university, college and the trades,” said Mr. Baker.

The Community Foundation will celebrate recipients of the community grants and student awards at the annual Take it for Granted event at 7pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Selby Community Hall. The media is invited to this event.

The Community Grants Program was greatly assisted by a team of community-based volunteer reviewers who played an integral role in assessing the grants and student awards applications. Grants for these projects come entirely from funds established at the Community Foundation by individuals, families, and organizations who want to build a community in which we all thrive together. A complete list of the funded projects can be found below.

The Community Foundation for Lennox & Addington is a registered charity with a mission to provide a never-ending resource for charitable causes in Lennox & Addington by building endowment funds that respond to the needs of our community today, tomorrow, and for future generations to come. Established in 1987, the Community Foundation solicits donations from individuals, businesses, and service organizations to fulfill our mission. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed $1.77 million to charitable causes and student awards.

2024  Community Grants Recipients   

  • Bath Public School, Good Start Breakfast Program
  • Big Brothers/Big Sister of KFL&A, Accessible Rural Mentoring Programs
  • Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area, Expanded Summer Camps in Napanee
  • Cloyne & District Historical Society
  • Conway United Church, McDowall Cemetery
  • Diabetes Canada, D-Camps-Camp Huronda
  • Family and Children’s Services RKY Camp, Sponsoring a youth the attend camp
  • Friends of St. Alban’s Adolphustown, Audio-Visual Enhancements to Support Community Events
  • The Greater Napanee Gymnastics Club, Purchase of gymnastics equipment designed for young gymnasts and children with disabilities
  • Hospice Lennox & Addington, Capacity Building: Volunteer Recruitment, training, engagement and community resources and education
  • KFL&A Public Health, Dental Treatment Assistance Fund
  • Lennox & Addington County General Hospital Foundation, LACGH MRI
  • Lionhearts Inc., Food Rescue and Community Nutrition
  • MADD Canada, 2023-2024 School Program
  • Morningstar Relief Mission Inc., Warming Centre Critical Supports
  • Napanee Area Community Health Centre, Lennox & Addington Youth Engagement/Hub Services
  • Napanee Area Community Health Centre, Lennox & Addington Operation Warm Toes and Back to School Campaign
  • NDSS – School-to-Community Program, Arts & Crafts Supplies
  • North Addington Education Centre, Connecting Vikings Welcome Package
  • Riverside United Church, Food Security Program
  • Rotary Club of Napanee
  • Scientists in School, Bringing Equitable STEM Enrichment to Under-Served to Communities in Lennox & Addington
  • Mary Madgalene Anglican Church Napanee, Harmony Connects Lounge and Music Club
  • Selby United Church, Mom and Babies Playgroup
  • United Empire Loyalists, Rebuild of Hagerman’s Historical Apple Wharf
  • Village Green Long Term Care Facility, Residents’ Council

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