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At the Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation, we recognize that communities are complex and that many factors go into creating a healthy and vibrant place for all to live. That’s why we take a very broad view of our community and it’s why – with our donors and partners – we fund a wide variety of programs and projects.

Review our Annual Report docs to read about previous years granting

Grant recipients are selected in two ways

01  Donor Directed or Donor Advised

Many donors choose to establish a Fund with a particular philanthropic interest or goal in mind. Some Funds post a formal ‘call for applications’. Others have predetermined, or will annually determine, what qualified donees will receive grants from their Fund.

Please feel free to call our staff and discuss your particular project or organization. We keep all applications on file and are sometimes able to match donors with applicants/community need outside of a formal application process.

 

02  Recommended to the Board of Directors

Some donors donate all or part of their gift to the Community Fund or Field of Interest funds. A Grants Committee established by the Board of Directors determines which qualified donees receive grants from these funds. Committee recommendation go to the Board of Directors for final approval.

Please click on the links below for funding criteria and the grant application forms in each of these areas.

Registered Charities looking for Grant Criteria and Application Forms, please click here.

Individuals looking for Scholarship Criteria and Application Forms, please click here.

Please click on the links below for funding criteria and the grant application forms in each of the following areas.

 

ESCF Community Fund

Grants from the Community Fund prioritize the following areas: Environment, Arts and Culture, Education, Social Services, Recreation or Animal Welfare.

This Fund posts an annual call for applications which begins on June 15th. The deadline for applications is September 30th each year. Successful grant applicants are announced the end of November.

Community fund criteria

Community fund application form

Community fund final report form

 

McGregor Morris Fund

Grants from the McGregor Morris Fund support the permanent display of art in public places.

This Fund posts an annual call for applications which begins on June 15th. The deadline for applications is September 30th each year. Announcement of these grants is end of November.

McGregor Morris Fund criteria

McGregor Morris Fund application form

 

2001 London Alliance Canada Summer Games Fund

Grants from the 2001 London Alliance Canada Summer Games Fund support amateur sports in Elgin County.

The deadline for application to the Fund is September 30th. Announcement grants will be made in November.

2001 London Alliance Canada Summer Games Fund- Criteria

2001 London Alliance Canada Summer Games Fund application form

 

100 People Who Care Fund- ESCF Chapter

Grants from the 100 People Who Care-Elgin County Fund support innovative new projects that address local issues.

Apply for a $10,000 grant (assuming we reach our annual goal of 100 people donating $100 each).

100 People Who Care – Grant criteria

100 People Who Care initiative -Application Form

100 People Who Care – Final Report Form

Please click on the links below for funding criteria and the grant application forms in each of these areas.

 

Dennis Redman Memorial Scholarship Fund

A Donor Advised Fund established in memory of firefighter Dennis Redman to support post-secondary education in emergency service fields.

Dennis Redman Scholarship criteria

Dennis Redman Memorial Scholarship Fund – application form.

About Captain Dennis Redman

 

Active Living Scholarship Fund

Established by the OhiOntario International Friendship Games Association to support post secondary education in the area of physical activity

Active Living Scholarship Fund criteria

Active Living Scholarship Fund -application form

About OhiOntario International Friendship Games

 

St. Thomas-Elgin Tourist Association Scholarship Fund

A Donor Designated Fund awarding scholarships for post-secondary school education in an area of study related to travel and tourism.

St. Thomas-Elgin Tourist Association Scholarship Fund criteria

St. Thomas Elgin Tourism Association Scholarship – application form.

About St. Thomas-Elgin Tourist Association

 

Costello Music and Storytelling Scholarship Fund

A Donor Advised Fund established by Mickey and Gerry Costello that celebrates music and storytelling performers from Elgin County through scholarship awards.

Costello Music and Storytelling Scholarship Fund criteria

Costello Music and Storytelling Scholarship Fund- application form

About the Costello Music and Storytelling Scholarship Fund

 

Joanne Brooks Automotive Scholarship

A Donor Advised Fund established in memory of former Mayor Joanne Brooks, to support local charities and projects that reflect her concern for others and her passion for community values.

Joanne Brooks Automotive Scholarship criteria

Joanne Brooks Automotive Scholarship – application form

About the Joanne Brooks Community Fund

 

Elgin CFDC – Helen LeFrank Scholarship Fund

A Donor Advised Fund established in honour of former Community Future Development Corporation General Manager Helen LeFrank, This fund recognizes students interested in pursuing a career in business and/or entrepreneurial disciplines.

Elgin CFDC- Helen LeFrank Scholarship Fund.Scholarship Criteria

Elgin CFDC- Helen LeFrank Scholarship Fund -scholarship application form.

About the Elgin CFDC – Helen LeFrank Scholarship Fund

2017 Scholarship Announcements

From the Active Living Scholarship Fund

Breanne Bonter, graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School is pursuing Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario

Selena Kennedy, a graduate of Parkside Collegiate Institute, is studying Kinesiology and Vocal Music at Redeemer University College

 

From the Costello Music and Storytelling Scholarship Fund

Nathan Bond, a graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, is studying Music (Voice) at Western University

Selena Kennedy, a graduate of Parkside Collegiate Institute, is studying Kinesiology and Vocal Music at Redeemer University College

Holly Wright, a graduate of Parkside Collegiate Institute, will be studying Recreational Therapy at the University of Waterloo or Brock University.

 

From the CFDC – Helen LeFrank Scholarship Fund

Abbey Taylor, a graduate of East Elgin Secondary School, is studying Agriculture at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown College.

 

From the Dennis Redman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jordan Dekort, a graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, is studying to be a Paramedic at Niagara College.

Heather Pirri, a graduate of Central Elgin Collegiate Institute, is studying Police Foundations at Fanshawe College.

Devin Freeman, a graduate of Arthur Voaden Secondary School, is studying Emergency Services at Wilfred Laurier.

 

From the Jaden Ella Wood Memorial Fund

Aeden Marcus (graduate of Wortley Road Public School)

 

Congratulations Grads and wishing you success in your chosen careers!

 

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