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Ongwanada receives grant from Community Foundation for Kingston & Area

A grant from the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) will support Ongwanada with $15,000 to augment their existing virtual programming. Ongwanada, an organization dedicated to supporting people with developmental disabilities, says they will use the funds to hire a “Virtual Programming Consultant” to assist and motivate staff and

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2020 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development announced

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) and the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) have announced Tonya Corkey as the recipient of the 2020 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development. The Nan Yeomans Grant, valued at $2,500 and made possible through an endowment fund held by the CFKA, assists promising

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Second round of Emergency Community Support Fund grants over $350,000 locally

The second round of funding of the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) sees local charities receive a boost of over $350,000. The money will allow charities to adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19, according to a release from the United Way, dated Friday,

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Library offering internet hotspots thanks to community donation

Thanks to the support of the Cameron & Laurie Thompson Fund with the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) now has wireless internet hotspots available to lend. With critical information becoming available quickly over the internet, it is vital that everyone in the community has

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Emergency Community Support Fund applications accepted throughout October

United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area are once again accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), according to a release from the United Way, dated Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The Government of Canada first announced the $350 million

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CFKA launches the Fall 2020 Community Grants Competition

Over $500,000 has been granted to local charities through the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March, with more funds becoming available this fall, according a release from the CFKA, dated Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.  “Knowing that the uncertainties faced by charities

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Local YMCA awarded grant to help offset re-opening costs

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario has recieved a grant from the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area (CFKA). The grant, $34,000 in funds, comes from the Emergency Community Support Fund and the James & Julie Parker Family Foundation, and will be put toward the costs of re-opening the Kingston facility

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Community Foundation accepting applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund

The Community Foundation for Kingston and Area is now accepting funding applications for the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), according to an announcement made by the Community Foundation on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The ECSF provides financial support to charities and other qualified donors who are adapting

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Help community during state of emergency by supporting food providers

As the community continues to deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency, it has led many to ask, ‘what can I do to help?’ In response to the groundswell of those looking to do what they can to help the community get through this difficult time of

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Program to continue offering accessibility to fresh produce for another year

After a year of successfully increasing accessibility to fresh produce, the Good Food Stand Program will continue as a pilot program for another year. Good Food Stands began popping up in area schools in 2018 as the result of the community’s Poverty Reduction Initiative. The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac,

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Community Builder Award winner donates to local Seniors Association

After receiving the Community Builder Award through the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, a local business owner has continued his charitable efforts with a donation to the local Seniors Association. On Friday, Jul. 12, 2019, businessman Jimmy Hassan was joined by Tina Bailey, executive director of the Community Foundation

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Community Foundation celebrates $162,539.24 in grants to local charities

  On Thursday, May 23, 2019 the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CKFA) granted $162,539.24 to 18 local charities to undertake projects that have a direct impact on the communities they serve. Each recipient had the opportunity to speak for 60 seconds about their project and how it will

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