Charities News

Spring Wave of Niagara Community Foundation Grants

Niagara Community Foundation (NCF) is injecting over $620,000 into the charitable sector this spring with three grant programs, including the David S. Howes Fund Grant program. Accounting for over 75% of NCF’s annual discretionary grant programs, this flood of funding will provide charities with the necessary resources they need to grow and flourish this year.

The Foundation is awarding more than $620,000 through the following grants this spring. 16 David S. Howes Fund Grants, 10 Mini Grants, 14 Summer Camp Grants that will support more than 240 kids a Niagara camp this summer. A sample of NCF’s spring 2022 grants include:

  • $100,000 pledge to Hospice Niagara and their work to build 20 new private suites in Welland and Fort Erie for those at end of life needing hospice care.
  • A mini grant to the Grimsby Public Librarytopurchase materials to plan, stage, and deliver puppet shows and workshops to children, teens, and families, promoting literacy and library use, which will be shared with Lincoln and West Lincoln libraries.
  • $1,100 Grant to Carousel Players that will support 8 kids, ages 5 to 14 years, attend camp at their Summer Theatre School.

Foundation Executive Director Bryan Rose comments “All our spring Grants demonstrate our commitment to provide support to charities in across Niagara at various levels, in various ways. Our Mini Grants, although valued at just $750, prove to be impactful to charities needing a little bit of help, while our Summer Camp Grants are vital in providing financial support for kids to enjoy a local summer camp experience. Since the inception of the David S. Howes Fund in 2017 an extraordinary $3 million has been injected into the community’s charitable sector through this transformational Fund. We are proud to continue to honour Mr. Howes’ legacy in providing grant support for education, research, facilities, healthcare and humanitarian issues here in Niagara.”

For a full list of all the grants awarded this spring, please see below.

The Niagara Community Foundation will be awarding its second round of grants this fall, including the fall Mini Grants and Community Grants. Details can be found on the grants section of our website (attach). Created in 2000, the Niagara Community Foundation has raised over $76.5 million and has granted in excess of $21 million to charities working in the arts, heritage, environment, social services, health, education and community development sectors.

DAVID S. HOWES FUND GRANTS
Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre of Healing (ATTCH) Niagara
Brock University
Crystal Ridge Dream Centre
Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Assembly – Faith Welland Outreach
Hospice Niagara
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health & Rehabilitation Foundation
Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre of Niagara
Niagara Health Foundation
Niagara SPCA & Humane Society – Welland Site
Pathstone Foundation
Pelham Cares Inc.
Project S.H.A.R.E. of Niagara Falls Inc.
Town of Lincoln – Museum & Cultural Centre
West Niagara Palliative Care Services o/a Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers
Women’s Place of South Niagara Inc.
YWCA Niagara Region
TOTAL=$594,500.00
2022 MINI GRANTS-APRIL
Community Care of West Niagara
Community Living – Fort Erie
Grimsby Public Library Board
Heartland Forest Nature Experience
Niagara Falls Art Gallery
Red Roof Retreat
Town of Lincoln
Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Foundation
West Niagara Palliative Care Services o/a Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers
TOTAL= $7,500.00
SUMMER CAMP GRANTS
Autism Society Ontario – Niagara Region Chapter
Carousel Players
Community Living Port Colborne – Wainfleet
Community Living Welland Pelham
Heartland Forest Nature Experience
Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
Links for Greener Learning
Niagara Pumphouse Visual Arts Centre
Red Roof Retreat
Redeemer Bible Church
Town of Lincoln
Town of Pelham
YMCA of Niagara
Young Carers Initiative – Powerhouse Project
TOTAL=$19,796.00