Past Grants

was disbursed in grants to 57 charitable organizations in Chatham-Kent in 2023.
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Organizations receiving grants in 2023 from the Community Fund of the Chatham Kent Community Foundation:

$20,000

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

To make improvements to automatic pool equipment.  Funding includes a contribution from the Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation.

$15,000

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

To establish a Public Art Grant- grant total will be matched by municipal funds.  This is a multi-year grant, $5,000 multi-year grant for three years.

$10,560

Rotary Club of Dresden Service Fund

To fund roof repairs for Rotary Club of Dresden’s community hub building.  Funding includes a contribution from the Garnet George Case Fund.

$8,000

Chatham Kent Animal Rescue

To fund a grant writing course for volunteers, dental work on four dogs, microchips, and the purchase of a storage unit.  Funding includes a contribution from the Mary and Al Woods-Animal Welfare Fund.

$5,500

Friends of the Chatham Pipes & Drums

To purchase band equipment and uniforms.

$5,000

Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent

For promotion and awareness purposes.

$5,000

Blenheim and Community Senior Citizens Group

To purchase modernized Bridge equipment.  Funding includes a contribution from the Wesley D. & Pat Thompson Fund.

$5,000

Ronald McDonald House

To purchase 1000 Welcome Kits for C-K patients and families staying at Ronald McDonald House.

$5,000

SWONT Conductive Education Trust Fund

To pay housing, transportation and wages for Conductor Teacher to come to Canada and to provide the program.

$5,000

Chatham Kent Drug Awareness Council

To purchase promotional items, pay for advertising, design and printing of new brochures.

$2,000

Best Buddies Canada

To expand the Friendship Program in Chatham-Kent.

$6,117

Active lifestyle Centre

To fund the renovation and revitalization of the common Grounds cafe within the Older Adults Active Lifestyle Centre.  Funding is a contribution from the Joseph and Colleen O’Neill Community Betterment Fund.

$35,994

The Scottish Borderers Foundation

To erect and maintain Regimental monuments and memorials and to digitize, restore and maintain historical artifacts.  Funding is a contribution from the Bradley Family Fund.

$41,696

University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus

To improve animal facilities for the small animal colony at the Ridgetown Campus.  Funding is a contribution from the Mary and Al Woods Animal Welfare Fund.

Organizations receiving grants from the South Kent Wind Community Fund:

$20,000

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

To purchase an Operating Room Surgical Table with Bariatric Extensions.

$10,000

Reach Out Chatham-Kent (Rock) Missions

To establish a Drop-In-Centre in Chatham – to purchase food hygiene and First Aid supplies.

$3,000

Chatham-Kent & Lambton Children’s Water Festival

To fund tents, security, golf carts first aid support entertainers, support for volunteers, materials for activity stations, brochures, signage and bussing.

$1,286

Meals on Wheels (Dresden)

 To fund replacing, updating and acquiring new equipment and food preparation utensils.

$5,000

Blenheim Christian Reformed Church

 Purchase of equipment and groceries for food outreach program in Blenheim and Ridgetown.

$6,650

Blenheim Youth Centre

To fund staff and purchase supplies and equipment for snack programs, leisure programming and winter recreational programming.

$4,000

Chatham Kent YMCA

To provide financial subsidies for children, families and individuals to access Y programs.

$5,000

Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council

To purchase winter items for people who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness in Chatham-Kent.

$14,610

Dresden Sidestreets Youth Centre

To replace the roof on the youth centre facility with new plywood and steel.

$8,916

Duart Community Hall

To purchase a 4-ton air conditioning unit.

$8,500

Family Service Kent

To purchase a new IT server.

$4,000

Knox Pantry and Soup Cellar

To purchase groceries and supplies for Knox Pantry and Soup Cellar lunch.

$3,250

Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority

To give native Carolinian trees to residents of Chatham-Kent to be planted on their private properties.

$7,220

May Webb Centre for the Arts

To purchase a new furnace and A/C unit for the concert hall and to digitally archive historic documents of Orford Township and Village of Highgate.

$3,000

Merlin United Church Food Bank

To purchase groceries for the Merlin United Church Food Bank.

$5,800

New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery Association

To install accessibility equipment in washrooms.

$5,000

Reach Out Chatham Kent (ROCK) Mission

To continue funding for drop-in centre in Chatham

$4,000

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Our Lady Help of Christians, Wallaceburg

To continue funding for drop-in centre in Chatham

$7,500

Thames Horizon Shuffleboard Club

Renovations of the Thames Horizon Shuffleboard Clubhouse.

$9,815

VON Chatham-Kent

To expand services in the Kids’ Circle Bereavement Program by adding Music, Art and Drama therapy, as well as replenishing library resources.

Organizations receiving grants in 2023 from the Chatham Kent Community Foundation and the South Kent Wind Community Fund:

$30,500

The Village Resource Centre

To purchase equipment and supplies, pay honoraria for instructors and pay for subscriptions for online applications for the life skills workshops in Wheatley.

$20,000

Canadian Red Cross Society

To run the Let’s Go Home with Homeward Bound program.

$21,900

Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of C-K

To set up 3 locations in Chatham Kent to enable Adults and Children to have access to amphibious wheelchairs with Mobi Mats to be able to get in the water.  This is a multi-year grant $7,3000 per year for three years.

$15,600

Tilbury Solid Rock Cafe Youth Centre

To purchase supplies and cover programming and staff costs.  Funding includes a contribution from the Donald A. Cottingham Fund.

$15,000

Squash Ontario

To build two concrete squash courts and two pickle ball courts Dresden.

$14,000

Squash Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent

To run the Positive Strides program in Chatham-Kent.  Funding includes a contribution from the Wayne and Sylvia Barnard Family Fund.

$12,000

Four Counties Health Services Foundation

To purchase one of nine electrocardiogram monitors for the emergency department.  Funding includes a contribution from the Garnet George Case Fund.

$10,500

Blenheim Youth Centre

To support Summer program, supplies and materials, travel, field trips, and promotions.  Funding includes contributions from the Wesley D. & Pat Thompson Fund and the JoLynn Deprez Athletic Fund.

$10,000

First Presbyterian Church

To purchase supplies for the free breakfast food insecurity program

$10,000

FreeHelpCK

To purchase supplies for 10 food pantries and to build 4 more pantries.

$10,000

Kiwanis Club of Chatham-Kent (Dollywood Foundation)

To mail approximately 5,000 additional children’t books to Chatham-Kent homes during the next 12 months – part of the Dolly Parton’s imagination Library program.

$10,000

Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority

To purchase equipment and supplies and to fund building maintenance for conservation and heritage programming at C.M. Wilson Learning Centre.

$10,000

NeighbourLink Chatham-Kent

To send local children from needy families to the Kenesserie summer camp in the summer of 2023.

$10,000

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul-St. Joseph – St.Ursula

To purchase food and supplies for a food insecurity outreach program.

$10,000

Sydenham Field Naturalists

To fund two Myawaki Forest projects in Chatham-Kent.  Funding includes contributions from the Wonnacott Environmental Fund and Environmental Legacy Fund.

$8,500

New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery Association

To purchase two foldable motorized wheelchairs to support members.

$7,500

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent

To purchase computer & office equipment.

$7,500

May Court Club of Chatham

To fund the Q.E II P.S. daily Breakfast Program and the Emergency Lunch Box Program that provides nutritious snacks to 19 schools in C-K.  Funding includes contributions from the Rosa G. Corsini Fund and the Lindsay and Cindy Boyd Fund.

$6,283

Historical Society of Blenheim and District

To digitize over 130 years of indexes, newspapers and images.

$6,000

Campfire Circle

To restore overnight camp programs for oncology kids and families.

$5,000

Christ Church

To upgrade church kitchen to meet safety codes and standards for an Outreach food insecurity program.

$5,000

Knox Presbyterian Church Pantry

To purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, canned goods and other staples for Knox Food Pantry.

$5,000

No One Stands Alone

To produce and distribute 80,000 mental health resource booklets to youth in Chatham-Kent.

$5,000

Tilbury Rotary Club

To fund leadership training, educational and recreational activities for the youth of Tilbury and area.

$5,000

Trinity United Church -Wallaceburg

To purchase food and supplies for a food insecurity outreach program.

$1,726

North Dresden Baptist Church

To expand the garden -6 raised beds, making gardening accessible.

$11,000

Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation

To fund end-of-life and grief and bereavement support programs throughout C-K.  Funding includes a contribution from the Joseph and Colleen O’Neil Community Betterment Fund.

$5,587

Lend-A-Hand Meals Committee

To fund breakfast or snack programs in 6 schools in Wallaceburg.

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