Community Foundation’s 2017 Spring Grant Cycle Opens

Mississauga, ON, March 1, 2017:  Registered charitable organizations serving people in Mississauga can now apply for a grant through the Community Foundation of Mississauga 2017 spring grant program. Applications and full details about the funds receiving applications are available through the Foundation’s website and visiting the pages for grant seekers.

“Ensuring community vitality has been our purpose, promise and passion since 2001 when we started connecting donors to community needs and opportunities” says Anne Marie Peirce, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Mississauga.  “Through the support of our generous donors and our annual grants to the charitable sector, we help build strong and resilient places to live, work and play, and where everyone can have a chance to succeed” 

The Community Foundation of Mississauga is a member of Community Foundations of Canada and part of a national network of 191 community foundations across Canada. Members of this strong national network subscribe to rigorous framework of accountable practices and share three core roles.

The Foundation’s first role, like its peers across Canada, is to assist donors in realizing their philanthropic aspirations, matching these interests with community needs and organizations, and finding responsible and innovative ways to build an endowment base that will last forever.

Secondly, the Foundation takes the broadest view of what a community is and what it needs to succeed, serving as a source of significant and sustainable funding for a broad range of programs and services in the community. This is why grants support everything from shelter, sustenance and care for those most in need, to recreation, the arts, and the environment.

Thirdly, the Foundation provides leadership in community convening and works to solve the root causes of emergent issues. This helps the community become resilient, resourceful, and ready for the future.

Current grants are available to organizations serving Mississauga and providing programs and services for children and youth, health, human services, anti-poverty, community building, neighbourhood projects, arts, culture, heritage, the environment, food security, and more. The deadline to submit an application for a grant is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

To find out more about the spring grant cycle at the Community Foundation of Mississauga, please contact Amir Majid at [email protected] or (905) 897-8880.

Community Foundation of Mississauga

The Community Foundation of Mississauga is a registered charitable public foundation that seeks to build community vitality by providing efficient, flexible donor services, grants to a broad range of community initiatives and leadership in understanding and responding to current and emergent community needs. Incorporated and registered in 2001, the Foundation is a member of the national network, Community Foundations of Canada and has experienced significant growth in endowed funds. The first grants from these funds were made in 2006. The Community Foundation of Mississauga is now managing over $21 million in endowed assets and has made over $8 million in cumulative grants to year end 2016.

Media Contact:

Anne Marie Peirce, President & CEO
[email protected]