First grants from endowed funds support broad range of programs.

A broad range of community based programs and services got a welcome boost as the Community Foundation of Mississauga made its first grants from endowed funds at the Foundation's Annual General Meeting held May 31, 2006.

Incentive is good news for donors and local charities.

Charitable giving got a significant boost from the federal government in its recent budget, with a tax change that will benefit donors, community foundations and the local charities they support, said Eileen MacKenzie, Executive Director, of the Community Foundation of Mississauga.