Fall grant presentation by Community Foundation Grey Bruce

The future of a number of community projects in Grey-Bruce is brighter.   Community Foundation Grey Bruce hosted it’s Fall Grant Presentation Thursday at the Harmony Centre in Owen Sound.

The Foundation distributed over 70 thousand dollars to 29 charities and not-for-profits from across the region.

The contributions come from organizations, individuals and families who have invested in the future of Grey and Bruce by endowing funds and legacy gifts with the foundation.

The grants will support activities in arts, culture, sports, education, environment and wellness.

Some examples include:

– Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce for a program that makes custom Activity and Active Living packages for their clients who are unable to leave their homes.
– Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre to develop a teen advisory committee to engage teens with arts and culture.
– Violence Prevention Grey Bruce for a project to raise awareness about elder abuse in Grey and Bruce.
– Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce for their Pig Puck Hockey program made up of individuals who are living with or have experienced mental health and/or addiction issues.

“Since its inception in 1994, Community Foundation Grey Bruce has distributed a total of $4.5 million in grants to local charities,” said Foundation Board Chair Maureen Solecki. “Grants, scholarships and bursaries totalling $305,678 will be disbursed by the end of 2019. Our work is making for positive change in Grey Bruce.”

The next general grants deadline for projects and programs is April 15, 2020.

For more information and to support the Community Foundation Grey Bruce, visit www.communityfoundationgreybruce.com or call 519-371-7203.