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New project, FoodWRx, supports youth, contributes to food security

A new pilot project for Community Harvest Kingston, FoodWRx, will support youth experiencing barriers to employment, as well as contribute to local food security. In a media release, Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC), sponsor for Community Harvest Kingston (CHK), said that FoodWRx is a multi-faceted social enterprise project which will

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Sisters of Providence gift $5M to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area

The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul will be making a $5 Million transformational gift to help the Kingston community respond to some of the greatest needs among the youngest and oldest citizens — to build resiliency in children and to reduce loneliness and isolation among seniors. The

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Community Foundation awards Sophie Kiwala Community Builder Award

The following is a message from The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area congratulating Sophie Kiwala as the third annual Community Builder Award winner: The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area has awarded its third annual Community Builder Award to former MPP, Sophie Kiwala. The award recognizes her community leadership

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Local charities offered matching grant opportunity from Community Foundation

Local charities looking to develop their own sustainable source of funding can take advantage of the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area’s (CFKA) new matching grant opportunity. The Community Foundation is offering matching funding of up to $10,000 for local charities wishing to establish a new endowment fund with them,

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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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