Burlington Foundation: $126,000 in grant funding given to 17 Burlington-serving charitable organizations.

By Staff

March 13th, 2024



The Burlington Foundation announced $126,000 in grant funding to 17 Burlington-serving charitable organizations.

The grants will enable community organizations to foster connections among seniors, empower young people, provide access to arts and programming, add more nutrition programs in Halton schools, celebrate Burlington’s Black History Month, and more. Collectively, these grants will provide vital resources to community organizations working to advance the well-being of Burlington.

Megan Tregunno, CEO of the Burlington Foundation: she has a story to tell behind those baking trays.

“Megan Tregunno, CEO of the Burlington Foundation said “We are proud to provide funding to these extraordinary organizations and their teams. These 17 organizations are all contributing to creating a strong sense of belonging in our community. Grants from the Burlington Community Fund are particularly special because the Fund is made up of contributions from community donors.”

The Burlington Foundation’s annual granting program provides grants through its Burlington Community Fund – a dedicated unrestricted endowment Fund established to support the greatest needs of our community. Community organizations are eligible to apply for a grant up to $10,000. Over 70 applications were received, of which 17 received funding.

  • Dare To Be Youth Charity: To develop the online curriculum for the Emotional Resilience & Wellness Program for young people.
  • Refugee Women’s Network: To support the growth of the Women Helping Women program – a supportive community for Afghan women settling in Burlington.
  • The Women’s Centre of Halton: To support a new initiative aimed at helping young women in Burlington build emotional resiliency and understand how to create healthy relationships, unique to the needs of women ages 14-18.
  • Halton Black History Awareness Society: To support the Halton Freedom Celebration Festival in 2024.
  • Myriad Ensemble: To support the establishment of the Myriad Artistic Fellowship and Education Program.
  • Royal Botanical Gardens: To support the expansion of the Green Angels Subsidy Program, to include adults and seniors.
  • A lasting effect for the community.

    Halton Down Syndrome Association: To support connection within the local Down Syndrome community.

  • The Burlington Symphony Orchestra: To provide free access to high quality symphonic concert experiences to Burlington residents who face financial barriers to attendance.
  • Halton Learning Foundation: To support the Eliminating Barriers program – a program that addresses poverty faced by students and their families in Burlington.
  • The Salvation Army Burlington Community & Family Services: To support the International Cooking Program – a program designed to teach culturally appropriate cooking skills to clients.
  • Wellington Square United Church: Supporting the Community Food Program and the expansion of more Comfort Kits.
  • Halton Food for Thought: To support the addition of two more breakfast programs in two Burlington schools.
  • Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra: To support the expansion of the Music for Wellbeing Program in partnership with the Burlington Public Library.
  • Acclaim Health: To support the “Promoting Mental Wellness for People Living with Dementia through Art” initiative at the Burlington Adult Day Program.
  • Calvary Burlington: To support the installation of a main floor, mobility-friendly coffee preparation area as part of the Seniors’ Lunch program.
  • Sending Sunshine: To support the social connection and well-being of Burlington senior residents through the art of written cards and pen pal connections with youth volunteers.
  • Hamilton/Burlington Cycling Without Age (CWA) Chapter; New Hope Community Bikes: To enable 450 accessible bike rides for seniors in Burlington, promoting connection, well-being and activity.

A private Grantee Celebration will be held at Burlington Public Library (Central Location) on April 10, 2024 at 10 AM. Media are invited to attend.

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