Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin
March 6, 2014
$98,400 over 12 monthsTo renovate baseball diamonds in Victoria Park, in the Village of Ayr, to improve the quality and safety of the fields for members of the local community.
$59,400 over 12 monthsTo support the hiring of a volunteer coordinator and the creation of volunteer training materials. This investment will increase the quality and quantity of volunteering opportunities in Centre-Wellington.
$14,900 over 12 monthsTo invest in upgrades to lawn bowling greens and increase the capacity of the organization to maintain the greens, with the purchase of a self-propelled top Dresser and a greens roller.
$109,700 over 24 monthsTo increase the capacity and sustainability of music and arts programing in Guelph.
$188,500 over 36 monthsTo complete a resource development plan in order to provide enhanced palliative care services to the residents of Guelph and Wellington County.
$6,800 over 12 monthsTo increase awareness of the work of the KW Sports Council and the newly formed Kidsport chapter. This investment will purchase equipment to use at community events, including a shelter tent, banner flags, banner, the table top display unit and fold-up tables.
$147,700 over 12 monthsTo install ramps, a barrier free elevator and automatic doors to make the centre fully accessible so that the community may participate fully in employment and educational and recreational programming.
$141,400 over 24 monthsTo implement a pilot project that will provide access to coordinated services for individuals who have experienced trauma. This pilot project will be based on an Action Plan developed collaboratively by a group of local stakeholders, and will focus on addressing gaps and barriers in the service system.
$127,300 over 12 monthsTo increase access for community agencies to training space and meeting rooms in Kitchener Waterloo. This investment will support training opportunities like health and safety training, and marketing and event planning. This training would be open to partners, regional not-for-profits, festivals and the Volunteer Action Centre KW.
$216,300 over 36 monthsTo engage youth and service delivery agencies in the development of community based programing for under-served and marginalized youth in rural Wellington County.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo improve the recreational activities available for seniors in Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin, by investing in a new trailer needed to transport Ontario Shuffleboard Association equipment for events like the Ontario Senior Games.
$41,800 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality and accessibility of recreational programing for youth with disabilities in Wellington County by upgrading facilities at Sunrise Farm. These investments will bring clients closer to independence through an equine and farm related activity program.
$106,500 over 18 monthsFor a program development coordinator, who will provide leadership for two community-wide initiatives: the Zero-Impact Centre for Sustainability Excellence and the Electric Vehicle Charging Network. Both initiatives align with regional and municipal climate action plans.
$58,000 over 12 monthsTo run a series of inter-disciplinary Aboriginal Teaching Circles for students, teachers and community members.
$110,000 over 24 monthsTo invest in a new on-line engagement tool for knowledge sharing among local community organizations. This investment will increase marketing skills and revenue generating opportunities for more than 300 community organizations.
$50,000 over 12 monthsTo host an annual Ribfest which will provide family-friendly entertainment. This event will generate revenue which will support those in need in the city of Cambridge.
$27,700 over 12 monthsTo increase the availability and quality of community programing space in Guelph by upgrading the kitchen in the Church of St James the Apostle.
$75,000 over 18 monthsTo increase financial capacity through the development of a strategic revenue and partnership strategy.
$130,000 over 12 monthsTo support a grassroots community initiative through the purchase of water spray features for a splashpad that will broaden access to active living for the residents of the Township of Wilmot.
October 31, 2013
$150,000 over 24 monthsTo meet the growing demand for services by hiring a family support worker and a fund development and social media manager. Staff will enhance outreach and expand service capacity. Grant funds will also support the training of telephone support volunteers so that they may better serve clients.
$90,000 over 18 monthsTo increase employment skills and opportunities for over 40 youth aged 16 to 24 experiencing homelessness in Waterloo. A youth-focused social enterprise specializing in the sale of used, refurbished and re-purposed goods will be developed.
$35,000 over 18 monthsTo mark the association's 10th anniversary through a variety of activities and events. The Francophone resources directory will be updated and made available online and a Franco-Fete festival celebrating francophone culture will be held. As well a communications plan will be developed to support the association as it continues to increase its membership.
$78,500 over 36 monthsTo replicate Ray of Hope's Morning Glory cafe in the society's family centre. Developed and run as a social enterprise, the cafe will provide marginalized youth aged 15 to 30 with job training, paid employment and life-skills training.
$165,000 over 12 monthsTo install an elevator and renovate the second floor of the centre in order to create space for a service hub. After renovations, the drop-in centre will be complemented by satellite offices of social service agencies upstairs. This new service delivery model will remove barriers to assistance and improve the well-being of the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.
$300,000 over 48 monthsTo hire a coordinator and animator to work alongside the Laurier Centre for Community Service-Learning to test an innovative community engagement program. Over 300 students will be brought into a community setting where they will learn how to be change makers, social entrepreneurs and active citizens. The program is designed to offer learning opportunities for those who face barriers to education.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo purchase a trampoline bed, climbing rope, diving board and other equipment in order to increase the safety and skill development of participants in their recreational and competitive programs.
$176,000 over 36 monthsTo hire staff to work with community organizations to develop a coordinated service delivery model for tenants of the new facility in Cambridge. Grant funds will support the development and coordination of communications, back-office operations and professional development for staff and board members. As well, best practices will be documented and shared.
$184,400 over 24 monthsTo test a centralized bulk-food delivery program that is intended to decrease the burden on volunteers and increase the number of children who are fed nutritious food. Staff will be hired to work directly with manufacturers, farmers and donors in order to obtain quality food items at a lower cost. Almost 7000 elementary schoolchildren in Waterloo will benefit.
$131,600 over 24 monthsTo hire a resource development coordinator who will focus on volunteer management and resource development so that the organization can better respond to gaps identified by public health authorities and increase access to its sexual health services.
$78,000 over 12 monthsTo increase access to educational programming for young mothers and the volunteers and staff who support them by renovating the hallways, classroom and office space and installing a barrier-free washroom in this Waterloo facility.
$66,300 over 24 monthsTo develop a toolkit for hosting the Race to Erase, a fundraiser that raises awareness of local businesses and not-for-profits by engaging four-member teams who travel by car and compete in fun-filled events along the way. In August 2014, an inaugural race will be held in Cambridge to promote the fundraiser and comprehensive toolkit to not-for-profits across Ontario.
$143,000 over 24 monthsTo cover audit support and software costs and hire a manager to complete a pilot project intended to raise awareness of energy use and reduce KWH consumption. Audits will be conducted in over 300 homes in Wellington and Guelph. Data demonstrating the impact of the audits will be provided to decision-making bodies.
$11,300 over 12 monthsTo improve access to historical and genealogical information for users of the Grand Valley Public Library. A microform reader will be purchased and staff and volunteers trained in its use.
$144,500 over 36 monthsTo support the work of volunteers by hiring a festival manager who will be shared with Creative Enterprise Initiative, a newly formed network to support events and festivals in the region. The manager will enhance promotion and audience development of the jazz festival and other events across the Waterloo Wellington Dufferin region.
June 27, 2013
$135,700 over 36 monthsTo support the establishment of an innovation fund. A collaborative experiment between funders from multiple sectors in Guelph, the fund will support creative ideas and initiatives intended to generate positive social impact.
$40,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the financial capacity of three Alzheimer Societies in the Guelph, Kitchener -Waterloo and Cambridge communities as they merge into one organization. A comprehensive fund development strategy for future sustainability will be developed.
$172,800 over 36 monthsTo increase the organizational capacity by carrying out a comprehensive fund development plan to diversify revenue streams, stabilize programming and position the Gallery for growth.
$88,500 over 36 monthsTo support a collaborative effort to create a presenting partnership model that will pool resources to increase festival attendance as well as the quality and availability of festivals in Guelph.
$149,400 over 36 monthsTo increase the capacity of the coalition to support the activities of neighbourhood groups and thereby strengthen community belonging and resiliency. Training, consultation, facilitation, marketing and staff support will increase collaboration and ensure more inclusive and equitable access to services and programs.
$89,300 over 36 monthsTo support staffing and program expansion costs to finalize the five-year strategic plan and expand programming. The orchestra expects to raise sponsorship, subscriptions and attendance levels and increase children and youth participation in outreach and education programs.
$95,500 over 24 monthsTo increase the capacity to plan and deliver business education and stay-in-school programs for youth in secondary schools. With a comprehensive strategic plan in place to guide them, staff will strengthen the supports for youth to gain financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness skills.
$74,700 over 12 monthsTo renovate the kitchen facilities in order to launch Edu-Kitchen, a cooking program for the residents of Guelph that will provide both the practical and physical tools needed to make nutritious family meals.
$7,500 over 12 monthsTo improve the quality of the track-and-field program offered Kitchener-Waterloo athletes aged 12 years and older by purchasing equipment, certifying coaches and covering equipment transportation costs.
$139,000 over 36 monthsTo enhance inclusiveness and diversity by bringing together new and emerging Canadian and indigenous artists with International musical artists as part of a newly designed World Music Festival. This Waterloo-based festival will be held in the fall and will offer performances, workshops and a symposium.
$57,500 over 12 monthsTo build a partnership of stakeholders to document existing trauma services, identify gaps in services and initiate an action plan that includes stakeholder engagement for the Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin region.
$15,000 over 12 monthsTo install one multipurpose and four volleyball sand courts to facilitate the delivery of high-quality, active-living programs for youth aged six to twenty in Cambridge.
$147,200 over 24 monthsTo improve donor and grantee management capacity and thereby increase the availability and access to funds for the not-for-profit sector by upgrading the agency's data management system and training users on the new system.
$90,000 over 36 monthsTo improve the skills and experience of girls aged seven to twelve and increase the quality of coaching and volunteer support. This will be the focus of a player and coaching development and mentoring program run in partnership with the University of Waterloo Athletics Department and the Waterloo Girls Hockey Association.
$147,600 over 24 monthsTo enhance the knowledge of employees and homeowners about energy conservation by designing and piloting a model that explores new ways to provide attractive financial incentives for business and home retrofits. Grant funds will support the proactive reduction of emissions and the organization’s transition to a fee-for-service model.