2020 Grant Recipients

2020 Grant Recipients

Emergency Community Support Fund Grants

We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) for the Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County region. 

Round 1 of ECSF was distributed over the summer and Round 2 launched on October 5, 2020. With Round 1 we invested $201,860 through the ECSF and with Round 2, we’ve invested an additional $80,881 through the ECSF towards local charities and other qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during this crisis.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared over nine months ago, community-based charities and nonprofit organizations have been working tirelessly to provide emergency support, in particular to individuals and communities experiencing heightened vulnerability. We know the need for funding is still significant and we’re continuing to advocate for broader recovery and stabilization support for the charitable sector. 

Round 1 Grants

  • $4,200 was invested to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Listowel and District / Technology for Virtual In School Mentoring Program
  • $10,000 was invested to fund Camp Bimini / Bimini Connects, A Virtual Camp Bimini
  • $15,000 was invested to fund Community Living St. Marys and Area / Moving Forward: Navigating a Safe Return to Community
  • $1,900 was invested to fund Facile Perth, Perth County Family Network / Family/Caregiver Support Network Program
  • $4,400 was invested to fund Goals / Breakfast Program
  • $13,096 was invested to fund Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario / ReStore COVID-19 Health and Safety Response
  • $3,000 was invested to fund Milverton Agricultural Society / Youth Fun Care Packages (with a focus on the Low German and Amish populations ages 3-12 years old)
  • $14,000 was invested to fund One Care Home and Community Support Services / COVID Support Kits for Clients and Caregivers
  • $2,500 was invested to fund Parkinson Society / Sustaining Client Support Through Ongoing Personal, Virtual, and Community Outreach Programming
  • $500 was invested to fund Perth East Public Library / Safe Computer Access for All: Purchasing COVID-19 Protective Gear for Shared Spaces
  • $2,500 was invested to fund Rotary Club of Stratford Charitable Foundation / Finish the Task, Wear the Mask
  • $20,000 was invested to fund Rotary Club of Stratford Charitable Foundation / Skilled Workers, Sustainable Communities 
  • $30,600* was invested to fund Senior Services Friendship Centre (Town of St. Marys) / Community Wellness Without Walls: Virtual Programming
  • $2,500 was invested to fund Starlight Children’s Foundation / Play From Home Packs: Activity Kits for Immunocompromised Children
  • $10,000 was invested to fund Stratford Festival / Anti-racism Task Force and Education Programming
  • $13,442 was invested to fund Stratford General Hospital Foundation / Virtual SmallTALK Program
  • $30,000 was invested to fund Stratford House of Blessing / Re-framing the Food Bank Model Through Increased Deliveries
  • $4,000** was invested to fund Stratford-Perth Family YMCA / Perth Youth Link
  • $7,000 was invested to fund Stratford/Perth Shelterlink / Living Options for Youth and Emergency Community Placement Program
  • $13,550 was invested to fund Stratford Public Library / Borrow the Internet 
  • $8,500 was invested to fund The Local Community Food Centre / Neighbour Advocacy Program
  • $5,250 was invested to fund Wellspring Stratford / The Living Well: Virtual Cancer Support Programs & Resources

* $20,000 granted from the ECSF with additional funding provided by the Annie & Isabelle Chesterfield Fund.
** $522 granted from the ECSF with additional funding provided by the McGratten Children’s Fund and the Culliton Fund.

Round 2 Grants

  • $2,460 was invested to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Listowel and District / Rent, Internet, and Telephone Relief
  • $5,000 was invested to fund Children’s Health Foundation / Early Intervention for Youth Experiencing Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • $7,500 was invested to fund Community Living St. Marys and Area / Continuing to Move Forward: Navigating a Safe Return to Community
  • $540 was invested to fund Perth East Public Library / Mobile Wifi Hotspots
  • $10,000 was invested to fund Stratford Festival / Anti-racism Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
  • $10,781 was invested to fund Stratford General Hospital Foundation / Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance Pilot Peer Support Program
  • $12,100 was invested to fund Stratford General Hospital Foundation / Glidescope to Save Lives
  • $7,000 was invested to fund Stratford House of Blessing / Increasing the Safety and Efficiency of Food Delivery
  • $8,500 was invested to fund Stratford/Perth Shelterlink / Supportive Learning Environment Program for Homeless Youth
  • $3,500 was invested to fund The Emily Murphy Centre / Office Space Retrofit
  • $8,500 was invested to fund The Local Community Food Centre / Neighbour Advocacy Program
  • $5,000 was invested to fund Wellspring Stratford / Expressions of Life in Art Therapy Kits

SPCF has now distributed the full funding available through the ECSF and are no longer accepting applications.


The Emergency Community Support Fund funded by

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COVID-19: Charitable Response Grants

The Charitable Response Grants brings together multiple funding streams for one common goal: To serve our communities where it’s needed most during these challenging times.

The following grants are funded through:

  • Proceeds from our Stay at Home Gala and other community fundraising initiatives
  • Our Smart & Caring Community Funds
  • Our Family and Business Funds

We thank all that have contributed to make the Charitable Response Grants possible.

6330 Rotary Passport Club & Rotary Club of Festival City Stratford $1,000 / PPE – Stratford Nursing Home
Stratford Smart & Caring Community Fund

Emily Murphy Centre Second Stage Housing $5,500 / Emergency Response Needs
Charitable Response Fund
Maranger Family Fund
Stratford Smart & Caring Community Fund

Family Services Perth-Huron $1,500 / Counselling Services for Small Business
Stratford Smart & Caring Community Fund
Tobin and Erin Schlegel Family Fund

Family Services Perth-Huron $12,000 / Counselling services with a rural client focus
Charitable Response Fund
Ideal Supply Fund
Perth South Smart & Caring Community Fund

Listowel Agricultural Society $7,000 / Phase 2: The Farmers Toolbox
2005 International Plowing Match (IPM) Fund
Charitable Response Fund
North Perth Smart & Caring Community Fund

ONE Care Home and Community Support Services $12,000 / Grocery Delivery Program/Meals on Wheels (rural focus)
Charitable Response Fund
Culliton Fund
Melanson Family Fund
Perth East Smart & Caring Community Fund
West Perth Smart & Caring Community Fund

Optimism Place Women’s Shelter $5,500 / Emergency Response Needs
Charitable Response Fund
Stratford Smart & Caring Community Fund

The Local Community Food Centre $10,000 / Refrigeration Truck
Charitable Response Fund
Gateman-Milloy Inc. Fund
Orr Family Fund
Smart & Caring Community Fund
Tobin and Erin Schlegel Family Fund

United Way Perth-Huron $10,000 / COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund
Smart & Caring Community Fund

United Way Perth-Huron (Town of St. Marys) $10,000 / St. Marys Community Social & Wellbeing Pilot Project
Charitable Response Fund
St. Marys Smart & Caring Community Fund

Community Grants

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Listowel and District $4,000
Carnegie Family Fund

Family Services Perth Huron $8,500
Brain & Mind Matters Community Fund with matching funds from The Cowan Foundation
John and Colleen MacDonald Family Fund
Lloyd and Nancy Robertson Youth Initiative Fund
Mathieson Family Fund
Melanson Family Fund

Homes for Everyone (United Way of Perth-Huron) $5,000
Richardson Family Fund

Maitland Conservation $700
Judy Reibling Legacy Fund
Mansbridge Environment Fund
Meulensteen Environment Fund

Senior Services Friendship Centre (Town of St. Marys) $10,600*
Annie and Isabelle Chesterfield Fund

Stratford Civic Orchestra $5,500
Culliton Fund
Jeff and Keltie Keller Family Fund
Lloyd and Nancy Robertson Youth Initiative Fund
Melanson Family Fund
Stratford Perth Youth Arts Fund

Stratford General Hospital Foundation $500
Irene McKennitt Fund for Nursing Excellence

Stratford House of Blessing $3,500
George and Edna Hislop Family Fund
John and Colleen MacDonald Family Fund

Stratford-Perth Family YMCA $5,878
Culliton Fund
John and Leslie Wright Fund
McGratten Children’s Fund

Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation $2,300
John and Leslie Wright Fund

Stratford Perth Museum $5,000
Keith and Frances Culliton Family Fund
Larkworthy Family Fund
Melanson Family Fund

Town of St. Marys $2,400
Annie and Isabelle Chesterfield Fund
The Reading Fund

United Way Perth-Huron COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund (United Way Perth Huron) $750
Laura Pogson Child and Youth Fund

Upper Thames River Conservation Authority $1,300
Donald McTavish Conservation Fund

Wellspring Stratford Cancer Support Centre $4,500
Frank and Edda Lang Family Fund
Larkworthy Family Fund
Melanson Family Fund

Designated Grants

Elgin Missionary Church $500
Laverne Heath Fund

Emily Murphy Centre $500
Judy Hemmingway Memorial Fund

John Howard Society $750
Dave Persad Fund

Kiwanis Club of Stratford (Kiwanis Foundation) $5,500
Geoff and Marion Neigh Fund

Listowel Minor Hockey Association $500
Wightman Family Fund

North Perth Community Hospice $550
Sid and Margaret Henry Fund

North Perth Public Library $500
North Perth Public Library Fund

Ontario Student Nutrition Program Huron Perth (Foundation for Education) $500
Teahen Family Nutrition and Wellbeing Fund

Salvation Army, Listowel $3,500
North Perth Sports for Kids Fund

Salvation Army, Stratford $2,300
Laverne Heath Fund
John Mavity Hockey Legacy Fund
Stratford Sports Fund for Kids

Stratford District Horticultural Society $200
Laverne Heath Fund

Stratford General Hospital $1,000
Tim and Heidi Culliton Fund

Stratford House of Blessing $700
Florence Kehl Fund

Stratford Intermediate School $500
Teahen Family Nutrition and Wellbeing Fund

Stratford Perth Community Foundation 
DesRosiers Endowment for the Advancement of the SPCCF
Tim MacDonald Founding Chair Operating Fund

Stratford Rotary Hockey League $500
Wightman Family Fund

Scholarships

Mitchell District High School $250
Teahen Construction Ltd. Scholarship Fund

Stratford St. Michael Catholic Secondary School $600
Peter and Lisa Hyde Family Fund
Teahen Construction Ltd. Scholarship Fund

Stratford District Secondary School (Central) $5,750
Alan Slater Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ian Garner Scholarship Fund
Neigh Scholarship Fund
Peter Donaldson Memorial Fund
Teahen Construction Ltd. Scholarship Fund

Stratford District Secondary School (Northwestern) $4,850
Gordon and Elaine Steed Family Fund
Hayter Family Scholarship Fund
Jean Aitcheson Nursing Scholarship Fund
Peter and Lisa Hyde Family Fund
Teahen Construction Ltd. Scholarship Fund

Listowel District Secondary School $1,250
Teahen Construction Ltd. Scholarship Fund
Tim MacDonald Scholarship Fund

St. Marys District Collegiate and Vocational Institute $250
Teahen Construction Ltd. Scholarship Fund

 

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