The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation (Logo courtesy of jnaf.ca)

Alix Foundation looks to fund ‘unique and exciting’ projects

A local foundation is once again looking to help fund some ambitious capital projects in Sarnia-Lambton.

The Judith and Norman Alix Foundation is accepting applications until April 1-and the winners will be announced in May.

Foundation Vice-President Adam Alix said they’ve moved to a single application intake this year, compared to previous years where they had two application periods.

“The intention is primarily to see if we can see an improvement in the quantity and quality of the applications, as well as pool our funds together just to see if we can do more good within the community,” he said.

Alix said they’re always looking to fund projects that are unique and exciting.

“We love investing in the community, but the last few rounds of applications have been a little stale in our opinion, so we’re just thinking of trying some new things,” said Alix. “We don’t have a mandate to help any specific number of projects in a given year, so trying to tackle one or two larger projects might be something a little bit unique. We also want to increase the competitiveness of the application intake.”

Over its 30 year history, the Judith and Norman Alix Foundation has given more than $5 million to over 20 community projects.

They include withdrawal management services at Bluewater Health, construction of the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, the installation of artificial turf at Norm Perry Park, and a van for the Inn of the Good Shepherd.

For more information or to apply, click here.