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Guelph Community Foundation shares $512K with 11 groups

Federal funding made available to help organizations recover from the pandemic

The Guelph Community Foundation gas announced that 11 community service organizations in Guelph and Wellington County are receiving a combined $511,000 through the federal Community Services Recovery Fund.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million by the Government of Canada to help Community Service Organizations, charities, non-profits, and Indigenous governing bodies located in Canada adapt, modernize and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond," said a news release from the foundation announcing the funding.

The foundation received 27 applications for funding totalling $1,359,719.

The following projects are being supported in Guelph and Wellington County:

• $ 100,000.00 to fund Compass Community Services to upgrade its service systems;
• $ 100,000.00 to fund The Guelph Community Health Centre to modernize and improve its financial management system;
• $ 54,406.00 to fund Guelph Black Heritage Society to develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy;
• $ 51,094.00 to fund Guelph Film Festival to develop a strategic local growth strategy;
• $ 42,500.00 to fund West Village Community Development Co-operative to develop a cloud-based client and data management system;
• $ 38,000.00 to fund Food4Kids Guelph to redesign its fund development strategy;
• $ 37,000.00 to fund Ed Video Media Arts Centre to create specialized working spaces and to update its website;
• $ 35,450.00 to fund Guelph and District Multicultural Festival to develop organizational strategies; 
• $ 20,650.00 to fund Royal City Mission to build and implement CRM software for donations and fundraising management; 
• $ 20,000.00 to fund Michael House Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services to modernize and improve Michael House’s website;
• $ 12,900.00 to fund Circle Home Charity Society to implement a refugee backlog management system. 


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