By Tammy Schneider
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Community Foundation Grey Bruce announced the names of ten organizations that will receive grants from its fund. The organization has awarded $246,633 this round, through the capital and community grants program that supports projects which will improve community wellbeing in Grey Bruce.
Four recipients in Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss were awarded grants.
Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey received $5,000 to fund the building of a playground and backyard sitting area at the shelter. The shelter received an additional grant of $15,238. These funds will be used to add washers and dryers for the Kincardine units and proper lighting for second stage buildings in Port Elgin and Kincardine.
The Ripley Agricultural Society received $10,000 to fund the installation of a new steel exterior to its building in Ripley.
The Pine River Watershed Initiative Network received $3,000 to support its 2022 spring seedling program.
According to the organization’s website, “Community Foundation Grey Bruce encourages endowment building and facilitates philanthropic partnerships within all communities in Grey and Bruce, now and for future generations. Community Foundation Grey Bruce supports Grey Bruce residents through grants to community projects by nonprofit organizations and scholarships, bursaries or awards to students. Community Foundation Grey Bruce provides leadership in identifying community issues and convening discussion.”
CFGB manages more than 165 endowed funds, comprising over $20 million dollars in community assets. The income generated by these funds is disbursed as grants to not-for-profit groups and charitable organizations in Grey and Bruce counties.
More information about CFGB or to learn how to donate, visit its website at communityfoundationgreybruce.com.
Applications will be accepted for the spring 2022 community grants beginning in January, and are due by April 15.