Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) is pleased to announce a total of $21,525 worth of grants to be distributed to ten (10) projects and programs locally operated in the township of North Dumfries. This is the largest total grant amount distributed since the launch of the North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Grants program in 2015.
Congratulations to the following organizations and projects supported by the 2017 North Dumfries Smart & Caring Grants and Donor-Advised Grants:
|Organization||Program/Project||Grant Amount||Supporting Funds|
|Ayr-North Dumfries Lions Club||Lions Community Legacy Project||$1,500||Anonymous Fund|
|Ayr Curling Club||Ice-Making Equipment Replacement||$2,500||North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Fund|
|Ayr Eagles Basketball||Ayr Eagles-Steve Nash Basketball Program||$2,500||North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Fund; Linda & Lloyd Gower Fund|
|Ayr Minor Softball Association||Coach and Player Development Program||$1,500||North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Fund|
|Ayr-Paris Band||Junior Band Instruments||$2,000||Anonymous Fund|
|Ayr Summer Fun Hockey Skills||Ayr Summer Fun Hockey Skills Program||$1,525||North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Fund|
Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge & North Dumfries
|Parenting Active Teens||$2,500||North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Fund|
|Young at Heart – Seniors’ Lunch & Learn Program||$2,500||Anonymous Fund|
|North Dumfries Preschool Cooperative, Inc.||
JK Prep Afternoon Class
|$2,500||North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Fund; Linda & Lloyd Gower Fund; Blasman Family Fund; Collins-Wright Fund; Berg Family Trust Fund|
|Township of North Dumfries||Pipers Glen Trail Head Signage Project||$2,500||North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Fund; International Plowing Match Fund|
The annual small grants program is made possible through the North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Fund along with other endowed funds established within the Community Foundation. Since its first grant cycle in 2015, the Fund has distributed a total of over $48,000 worth of grants. The Smart & Caring Community Fund is represented by the North Dumfries Advisory Committee, comprised of local community-minded individuals, who provide valuable insight and advice during the grant review process each granting year.
The inception of the Smart & Caring Community Fund came as a response to the challenge given by Canada’s Governor General, the Right Honourable David Johnston:
“Join me in imagining our country as it could be… a smart and caring nation, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute, and develop their talents to their fullest potential.”
“Together with our advisory committee and board members, we are proud to partner with both our local donors and this year’s grant recipients in creating a stronger and more vital community in North Dumfries”, says Lisa Short, Executive Director of Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation.
The Community Foundation exists to ensure the needs of our community are met today and tomorrow. Since 1998, CNDCF has granted over $3 million dollars to our community, supporting both the vital and creative programs and ideas that help our community thrive.