Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) is pleased to announce that our 2021 Community Grants program disbursed $83,099.00 to local initiatives this year. We were able to disburse our highest financial support to date, and that was made possible by our generous donors, through the Field of Interest Funds and the Smart & Caring Community Funds established within the Community Foundation.

Thanks to our Community Grants Committee and North Dumfries Committees in Cambridge & North Dumfries, we were able to fund 37 local projects, events and programs in 2021.

Despite the ongoing challenges and disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic brought upon all of us, local organizations were inventive and adaptive, and understood the necessity for their services and programs in these communities. All 37 grants disbursed embodied the meaning of community, and in times like these, the support amongst local organizations and initiatives is much needed and something to celebrate.

Below you will find the listing of the 2021 Community Grants recipients:

Cambridge Smart & Caring Community Grants

Organization Name Program/Project Title
Alison Neighbourhood Community Centre Alison’s Youth Gardening Initiative
Brain Injury Association Waterloo-Wellington Brain Connect
Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Challenges
Cambridge Art Galleries / Idea Exchange Bridging GAAPS: Youth Unplugged
Child Witness Centre of Waterloo Region Critical support to children and youth
Dawn Centre Mom & Dad Support Group Programs
Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries Taming the Dragon (Dealing with Anxiety)
Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries Creative Coping: The ABC’s of Managing Stress
Fiddlesticks COVID-19 Summer Camp
Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre Recreation Lending Library
Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre Community Garden
Hospice of Waterloo Region Caregiver Bereavement Support Group
Kinbridge Community Association Skillz and Drillz – All Sorts of Sports
KindMinds Leadership program for Black youth
Langs Farm Village Association Kitchen Kreations
Preston Heights Community Centre Recreation Lending Library
rare Charitable Research Reserve Artificial Incubation of Turtle Eggs
Scientists in School Advancing STEM Enrichment Programming in Cambridge
Silverheights Neighbourhood Association lead
Silverheights Neighbourhood Association Recreation Lending Library
SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space Trans Peer Support Group for Cambridge
Strong Start Charitable Organization Letters, Sounds and Words program
Strong Start Charitable Organization Get Ready for School program
Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning AED Defibrillator for Sunrise
The Healing of the Seven Generations Parent Program
YWCA Cambridge Weekend Workshops

North Dumfries Smart & Caring Community Grants

Organization Name Program/Project Title
Ayr Curling Club Curling rock replacement project
Ayr and District Citizens Association O/A Kirkwood Apartments Exterior Landscaping project
Ayr Minor Softball Association Return to Softball
Ayr Paris Band Barriers and Masks for Band
Ayr Rockets Girls Hockey Association Development Skills
Ayr Summer Fun Hockey Skills Ayr Summer Fun Hockey Skills
CrossWalk Food for Friends
Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries Young at Heart – Seniors’ Lunch and Learn
Langs Farm Village Association – North Dumfries Kids That Cook
North Dumfries CMH Foundation CMH Mental Health Vital Signs Spot Monitor
Nutrition for Learning Student Nutrition