Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Community Grants program disbursed $63,675.00 to local initiatives. These grants are made possible through Field of Interest funds and the Smart & Caring Community Funds established within the Community Foundation.

With the help of our Community Grants Committee and North Dumfries Committees in Cambridge & North Dumfries, we were able to fund sixty local projects, events and programs this year.

The sixty grants disbursed include grants to six organizations that facilitate support groups for youth, young parents, seniors and other vulnerable community members; Four neighbourhood associations that will provide High Five Training to their youth volunteers, and we are really pleased to share that 27 new initiatives will be launched.

We received a record number of applications this year and had the highest financial request to-date. We know that as our community continues to grow, so will the need for services. We continue to focus on asset growth, through generous donors, in order to meet those needs.

Below you will find the listing of the 2019 Community Grant recipients:

North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Grants

Organization Name Program/Project Title
Ayr Horticultural  Society (North Dumfries Garden Club) School Field trip for children in 3 elementary schools
Ayr Horticultural Society (North Dumfries Garden Club) Ayr Roots (delivered at Ayr Elementary Schools)
Ayr Minor Softball Association Coach and Player Development Program
Ayr Rockets Girls Hockey Association Jersey Replacement
Ayr Skatepark Committee Inc. North Dumfries Skatepark
Ayr Skating Club Skater Jump Line/Harness Training Enhancement Equipment
Ayr Summer Fun Hockey Skills Ayr Summer Fun Hockey Skills
Ayr-Paris Band Parade Bass Drum
Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries Young at Heart – Seniors’ Lunch and Learn
North Dumfries Historical Preservation Society Historical Digital Video Production on the History of Early Communities
North Dumfries Preschool Cooperative Inc. Afternoon Class
WeCareCMH North Dumfries Exercise equipment for patients of CMH’s Mental Health Department
YOUth A.C.T.  (Ayr Community Theatre) YOUth A.C.T. (two productions per year)


Cambridge Smart & Caring Community Grants

Organization Name Program/Project Title
Alison Neighbourhood Community Centre Breakfast & After School Club
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region Big Bunch
Brain Injury Association Waterloo-Wellington Lidz on Kidz Education for schools and community events
Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region ZOOM into the Workplace Program
Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange Common Waters: Keynote and Workshop
Cambridge Family Early Years Centre Expansion of Young Parents Connect (addition of 8 weeks)
Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation Exercise equipment for patients of CMH’s Mental Health Department
Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank Food, Sustainability, and Community Building Workshops
Child Witness Centre of Waterloo Region Youth Advocacy Program
Child Witness Centre of Waterloo Region 2020 Child Witness Centre Youth Symposium
Coping Bereavement Support Groups of Ontario Library Resources
Dawn Centre/ Cambridge Pregnancy Resource Centre Moms Support Group- Nobody’s Perfect
DeafBlind Ontario Services Sensory Exploration Arts (SEA) Program
Drayton Entertainment Drayton Entertainment’s Youth Musical Theatre Program
Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries System Navigation
Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries Taming the Dragon (Dealing with Anxiety)
Fiddlesticks Community Centre “High Five’s, all around for Fiddlesticks Youth”
Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre Youth Leadership Development Program- Phase 3
Hespeler Village Neighborhood Association High Fives all around for HVNA Youth
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre Puddle Jumpers – Child Cancer Support System
Huntington Society of Canada Huntington Disease Family Services Outreach in Cambridge & North Dumfries
JA Waterloo Region Financial Literacy for Youth
JHSS Breakfast Club JHSS Breakfast Club
KidsAbility Baby Connections (BC)
Kinbridge Community Association 200 Hoops – Summer Skillz & Drillz
Kinbridge Community Association COPS – Cambridge Outreach Programs Mentorship Program
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Schools Program
KW Counselling Services OK2BME Cambridge Youth Group
Monica Place Supporting Anxiety and Mood Disorders in young at risk mothers and their babies
Musical Lives Inc. Musical Lives Guitar Orchestra
Nutrition for Learning Keep it COOL, Keep it SAFE
Preston Heights Community Group Connecting Youth Through Community Gardening
Preston Scout House Band Inc. Scout House Equipment
Recess Guardians Recess Guardians Workshops
Reep Green Solutions Avenue Road Baptist Water Work Bee
Sexual Health Options, Resources & Education Centre Pregnancy Options Support
Sexual Health Options, Resources & Education Centre Health Matters
Silverheights Neighbourhood Association High Five Training for Youth Volunteers
Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries Voices of Older Adults: Aging with Confidence
Strong Start Charitable Organization Strong Start’s Letters, Sounds and Words program
Strong Start Charitable Organization Strong Start’s Get Ready for School program
Sunrise Theraputic Riding & Learning Centre Camp Sunrise Activities Shelter
The Galt Curling Club Little Rocks, Bantam, and Junior Participation Program
Vera Causa Opera The Community Opera Project
Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region Volunteer Services Supports
Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region Mom & Child Music and Movement Group
YWCA Cambridge – The W The W Feminist Youth Collective