Community Impact Grants
The Community Impact Grants Process for 2020 is CLOSED . The Grant Review Team has made its recommendations to the Board and funds will be transferred shortly to the agencies receiving support in 2020.
Emergency Community Support Fund-OPEN
Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada flowed funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We were proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding throughout Lambton County ensuring that that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy.
The Sarnia Community Foundation has been granted additional funds for granting in the second round. Deadline for applications is Oct.30th. Information on funds available and the application process can be obtained by calling 519 332 2588
Through the ECSF, we invested
- $10,560 in Huron House Boys Home
- $2,500 in Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada
- $22,000 in St. Clair Child & Youth Services
- $5,000 in Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile
- $28,700 in VON Sarnia-Lambton
- $10,000 in Rebound
- $6,500 in Sexual Assault Survivors
- $5,200 in Victim Services
- $11,000 in Big Brothers – Big Sisters
- $11,200 in Organization for Literacy in Lambton
- $14,280 in County of Lambton Long Term Care Division
Petrolia Community Fund - OPEN
The Petrolia Community Fund Grant process is now open. The grants are given to organizations that are focused on improving the quality of life in the greater Petrolia area. Quality of life includes all aspects of the arts, culture, education, the environment, health, recreation and social services and issues affecting the community. Deadline for applications to reach the Foundation office is is November 30 at 4pm
SCF MICRO GRANTS
SCF Micro Grants are generally for specific projects that do not fall within the time frame of the SCF Community Impact Grants or the Petrolia Community Fund Grants and range between 200 and 500 dollars. The grant is to be used for time limited projects or events that will benefit the community at large.
A limited number of MICRO GRANTS is available in any given year. Multiyear funding is not available.
Donor Advised Grants
Some of our donors have established funds that are allow them to direct grantable income associated with their fund to specific charities or projects in the community. We're always interested in hearing about community needs and are happy to provide our fund holders with information about projects and programmes that might interest them as they make their decision. These grants are made throughout the year and the Foundation Staff would be happy to advise you whether your project might be eligible.
For further information on the grant process for Community Impact, Donor Advised and Petrolia Community Fund Grants please call 519-332-2588