Durham Community Foundation awards $2,230,000 to local charities

Durham Community Foundation is proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver $1,788,385 through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in the Region of Durham and an additional $149,623 in the municipality of Northumberland County.

Since launching in May 2020, our Foundation responded to 400 calls from local charities, reviewed 198 applications and awarded funds to 140 registered charities providing support to children, youth, seniors, as well as special care and supports to our most vulnerable population

An additional $376,925 also through the Government of Canada supported social purpose organizations innovate, adjust and thrive to new realities during COVID.

Our endowment funds helped to bring our annual giving total to well over $2,230,000 this year.

We are grateful for the work these charities do to ensure our community remains strong and resilient during these unprecedented times.

Region of Durham Grants

CharityProject TitleAmount
2 Whitby RCACS-SSCAlternative safe delivery of our program during the COVID environment. $15,000
5244735 Open Arms of Jesus ChristStrive to Survive $15,000
Abilities Centre DurhamVirtual and in-person pre-employment programs for individuals with disabilities $15,000
AIDS Committee of Durham RegionACDR Isolation Support Program $15,000
AIDS Committee of Durham RegionACDR Street Outreach $65,604
Ajax Pickering Navy League BranchYouth Development $2,500
Ajax Public Library BoardAjax Public Library's Social Worker Program $15,000
All Saints Anglican ChurchFood Bank and Christmas Hamper Programme $7,500
Alzheimer Society of Durham RegionFrom COVID-19 to the Future $15,000
Art With A Heart IncArt Therapy for Frontline Workers $51,815
Art With A Heart Inc.Day Camp 2020 $14,840
Autism Home Base Durham Inc.Program Partners Development Project $15,000
Autism Home Base Durham Inc.Connections for Autistic Adults and People Who Love Them $15,000
Belka Enrichment CenterBelka-CGM Covid-19 Support-19 $15,000
Bethesda HouseA Second Chance for "Second Chance" Customers and Volunteers $7,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of ClaringtonVolunteer recruitment, training engagement and retention revitalization $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of ClaringtonVirtual Summer Program $4,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North DurhamVirtual Group Mentoring (VGM) $15,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South-West DurhamVirtual Mentoring Program $15,000
Building Youth CapacityProgram Transition to an Online Format $15,000
Canadian Mental Health Association - Ontario DivisionLiving Life To The Full during and post Covid-19 $15,000
Carea Community Health CentreBundle Up With Carea 2020 winter coats, boots, hats, scarves and mitts $58,176
Carea Community Health CentreEmergency Food Security Program (COVID-19) $15,000
Carea Community Health Centre on behalf of Community ConnectionCommunity Connection Centre Food Security Program $14,400
Centre for Conscious Awareness - CanadaPositive Living - Mental Wellbeing Program for Seniors $15,000
Christian Faith Outreach Centre (CFOC)Next Steps - Supporting our Community $15,000
Clarington Public LibraryLibrary Material Delivery for Vulnerable Populations $4,500
Community Justice Alternatives of Durham RegionRethinking Education - Culturally Aware Tutoring & Mentoring $15,000
Community Justice Alternatives of Durham RegionFlash Forward - 2020-2021 $24,860
Community Living Ajax Pickering and WhitbySafe and Healthy Program $15,000
Corporation of the Town of WhitbyAfterschool Playground Program $15,000
Crohn's and Colitis CanadaCOVID-19 and IBD: Webinars, Resources and Community Outreach $5,000
Diabetes CanadaA Dose of D-Camps
Doxa Pentecostal Tabernacle MinistriesHomeless iniative $4,838
Doxa Pentecostal Tabernacle Ministries Inc. for Homebound WellnessTelephone Reassurance, Hot Meal and Grocery Delivery Program $15,000
Durham Alliance OutreachDurham Alliance Outreach - Cares - We are family $15,000
Durham Alliance OutreachAlliance Connections $30,000
Durham Children's Aid FoundationPositive Transitions For Youth $15,000
Durham Children's Aid FoundationTutoring and Technology - (COVID - Family Assistance Fund) $13,750
Durham College of Applied Arts and TechnologyLoaner Laptops for Accessible Learning $12,000
Durham College of Applied Arts and TechnologyLaptops for Accessible Learning $3,000
Durham Community Legal ClinicAddressing Pandemic Housing $15,000
Durham Deaf ServicesOnline accessibility for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals during COVID pandemic $15,000
Durham Deaf ServicesSocial Inclusion for Deaf Seniors $16,839
Durham Family Court ClinicCollaborative Day Treatment Program's (CDTP) Student Support Pandemic Response Project $15,000
Durham Rape Crisis CentreText4U - Safe Text Support Services for Survivors (STSSS) $15,000
Durham Region Unemployed Help CentreHiring International Professional Talent in Durham Region (HIP Talent) $15,000
Durham Youth ServicesProvide virtual psychotherapy for at-risk and homeless youth. $14,950
Easter Seals OntarioCamp E-aster Seals $8,000
Epilepsy Durham RegionCommunity Epilepsy Care | A Virtual Connection $5,550
Epilepsy Durham RegionProject UPLIFT: Using Practice and Learning to Increase Favourable Thoughts $3,028
Feed the Need in DurhamIncreased cold storage and cold chain capacity $15,000
Feed the Need in DurhamEnhancing FTND's Cold Chain & Logistics Infrastructure with small refriegerated van $65,000
FOOTPRINTS 4 AutismFOOTPRINTS Covid19 Health and Safety Response $8,000
Friends In Toronto Community ServicesiConnect Youth Program $15,000
Gate 3:16 Outreach CentrePandemic Security - Food and Hygiene $15,000
Girls Inc. of DurhamNo Girl Left Behind Virtual Programming $15,000
Grandview Children's FoundationHelp Kids receive 130 hours of Speech-Language Pathology this year.
Hearth Place Cancer Support CentreOperational Expenses $13,000
Humane Society of Durham RegionSafePet Program $5,000
Humane Society of Durham RegionSafePet Program $10,000
Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity (JACC)Food and Shelter for Seriously Ill Children/Families Affected by COVID-19 $15,000
Junior Achievement of Central OntarioTransforming Students’ Future with Critical Life Skills $10,000
Kennedy HouseBrock Rd. Developmental Residential Group Home. $15,000
Lake Ridge Community Support ServicesNavigating the Internet Safely $9,019
Lakeridge Health FoundationKeeping Mental Health Patients Connected to Care $10,350
Let's Talk Science/Parlons SciencesThe Horizon Project $2,884
Literacy Network of Durham RegionBibliotherapy - Online Programming $7,825
Luke's Place Support & Resource Centre for Women & ChildrenEnhanced COVID-informed Legal Support Services for Women Fleeing Abuse $15,000
March of Dimes CanadaAphasia Connect Virtual Group $15,000
Municipality of ClaringtonOlder Adult Virtual Programs $15,000
Municipality of ClaringtonOlder Adult Virtual Program Equipment needs $3,500
Muscular Dystrophy CanadaVirtual Muscular Dystrophy Canada Programs & Services $3,000
North HouseAppliances and Shelving for COVID-19 Support $9,500
Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with CancerOPACC Durham Gift Card Program $5,000
Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental HealthDedicated high-speed internet for patient engagement and corporate activities $15,000
Phil Lewis World Evangelism NetworkThe Good Medicine Project $15,000
Pickering Public LibraryInternet Kits $15,000
Precious Minds Support ServicesSkills for Life Adult Day Program $5,000
Relay Education (Legally, TREC Charitable Foundation)Green Collar Careers for Durham Region $12,500
Renascent Foundation Inc.Virtual Addiction Treatment Programs $15,000
RESOUND ChoirSing Safely with RESOUND Choir! Online Community Engagement Through Singing $14,850
Rose of DurhamBuilding a children's outdoor playground. $12,000
Scientists in SchoolBringing Virtual STEM Workshops to Vulnerable Children in Durham Region
Sedna Women's Shelter (The Denise House)Virtual and Innovative Support to Women and Children $9,000
Simcoe Hall Settlement HouseNew Van For Agency to deliver food $30,000
St. Andrew's Community Foodbank and Support ProgramSt. Andrew's Community Foodbank and Support Program COVID-19 Response $15,000
Starlight Children's Foundation CanadaPlay From Home Pack $10,000
Sunrise Youth GroupVirtual Programming $15,000
The Boys and Girls Club of DurhamA Safe Space for Children During COVID-19 $15,000
The Boys and Girls Club of DurhamBGCD Holiday Hamper Initiative $18,850
The Charles H. Best Diabetes CentreMental Health Support Program for high risk pediatric patients $15,000
The Durham Girls' ChoirDurham Girls’ Choir Virtual Programming $8,550
The Navy League of Canada - Oshawa BranchProject Recruitment $3,000
The Nourish and Develop FoundationThe Nourish and Develop Foundation Mobile Market $15,000
The Parkwood FoundationConnecting Communities $13,290
The Power to Be InternationalAkeelah's Room Upgrade to Support Online Program and Events $10,000
The Refuge Youth Outreach CentreSocial Inclusion for Marginalized Youth $3,400
The Refuge Youth Outreach CentreThriving Communities $8,175
The Region of DurhamFinancial Literacy Coaching to Support Residents Managing Impacts of COVID-19 $15,000
The Robert McLaughlin GalleryUpping Engagement - Providing Digital Access to the Arts $15,000
The Salvation ArmyCOVID 19 Costs (Food Bank Equipment Purchases) $15,000
The Salvation Army Hope Community ChurchCovid-19 Program Operating Assistance $15,000
The Salvation Army Oshawa Community and Family ServicesFood Bank Equipment purchase $15,000
Their Opportunity Minor Sports CorporationSoccer Speaks - Online Introduction To The World's Most Universal Sport $26,300
Their Opportunity Minor Sports CorporationBody Meets Mind - A Mindful Movement and Psychoeducation Program $14,500
Ummah Foundation of DurhamZakaat UFD $15,000
Ummati SchoolBBM $15,000
University of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOntario Tech Student Relief Fund $15,000
Urban Alliance on Race RelationsSouth Asians Capacity Building in Northwest Durham (Ajax) $15,000
Uxbridge Youth CentreArt-To-Go – An Arts & Crafts Delivery Program $15,000
Victim Services of Durham RegionSay No More - Combating Human Trafficking during COVID-19 $15,000
Victim Services of Durham RegionKeeping Youth Safe Online During Covid-19 $7,000
Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada-Ontario Branch, Durham SiteEnhanced Infection Prevention & Control Measures within Hospice Programs $15,000
Victory Neighbourhood Services Inc.Victory Children and Youth Counselling Program $15,000
Victory Neighbourhood Services Inc.Victory Children and Youth Counselling Program $58,720
We Grow FoodGarden Coordinator: to Ensure Continuity of Operations $15,000
WindReach Farm FoundationA New Normal for WindReach Farm $15,000
Women's Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham (WMRCC)On-line Training Program for Newcomer and Immigrant Women $14,881
YWCA Durham - The Oshawa Young Women's Christian AssociationCOVID-19 Protection for Clients, Staff and Volunteers $11,996
YWCA Durham (lead agency) in the Violence Against Women CoalitionMileage costs for IPAC consultant to attend on-site. $3,004
YWCA Durham (The Oshawa Young Women's Christian Association)Enhancing Mental and Physical Health for Interim Housing Clients $13,041
Zion Christian Reformed ChurchZion-Hope Food Bank Expansion $10,100
Sub-Total $1,788,385

Northumberland Grants

CharityProject TitleAmount
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NorthumberlandVirtual Mentoring Program $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NorthumberlandHoop Zone - Virtual Group Mentoring Program $14,583
Green Wood CoalitionReconnecting Community $10,000
Horizons of FriendshipMigrant Worker Outreach Program in Northumberland County during COVID-19 $35,230
Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity (JACC)Food/Shelter for Seriously Ill Children/Families Affected by COVID-19 in Northumberland $5,000
Northumberland CountyEngaging and including excluded and unheard voices for Community Safety $5,000
Port Hope Community Health CentreCHCN Food Cupboard $10,000
Scientists in SchoolBringing Virtual STEM Workshops to Vulnerable Children in Northumberland County $4,810
Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG)SONG: Helping Kids Sing, Play, Connect and Be Well $10,000
The Help and Legal Centre of NorthumberlandHolistic Program Evaluation: Clients, Volunteers, and Community Partners $10,000
Transition House Coalition of NorthumberlandRefurbishing to meet public health requirements. $10,000
Transition House Coalition of NorthumberlandFood Security $10,000
Victorian Order of Nurses Serving Hastings Northumberland Prince EdwardPort Hope Adult Day Program Furniture $10,000
YMCA NorthumberlandMothers of Newborns Program-Virtual Stream $10,000
Sub-Total $149,623

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