Paying Special Tribute to Local Givers on National Philanthropy Day

News 100 blueBy Staff

November 12th, 2020



Burlington Foundation today announced $82,500 in Phase 3 grants from their COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund. These new grant gifts will help charities rise to meet local challenges brought on by the global pandemic.

Previously, through Phases 1 and 2 granting, over $224,000 was awarded, with this announcement bringing the new funding total to over $307,000.

Burl Found pandemic fund logoTo date, 39 grants have been made possible through the wonderful philanthropic giving of the Burlington community. The Foundation is grateful to several local donors as well as the following fundholders: The Paletta Family, Pioneer Energy, Randy & Denise Reeve Family Fund, Milne Family Foundation Fund, Pieczonka Family Foundation Fund, Dalton Timmis Group Fund, LKH Spirit Fund, BDO Burlington Community Fund, and the Ralph and Susan Sgro Family Fund.

“In this year of extraordinary adversity, we are humbled by the outpouring of financial gifts provided by community givers — everyday heroes who continue to rally together with us to deliver critical supports to our most vulnerable neighbours and charitable partners,” says Colleen Mulholland, President and CEO of Burlington Foundation.

“Today, as we celebrate National Philanthropy Day, we pay special tribute to the contributions that philanthropy has, and will continue to make, in our community. The future is brighter because of the generosity of these selfless givers.”

Phase 3 grants have been provided to charities in the Arts, Heritage and Environment sectors who are experiencing unforeseen challenges as a result of this pandemic. Here are a few of the charities receiving support in Phase 3:

• $8,000 to Burlington New Millennium Orchestra to deliver virtual and live parking lot performances
for isolated seniors

• $9,000 to Joseph Brant Museum to deliver dynamic educational opportunities through an interactive Travelling Exhibition Program

• $7,000 to BurlingtonGreen to support new Nature Friendly Burlington online resources that strengthen connections between community well-being and nature

Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) received a $10,000 grant in Phase 1 to support important mental health work

To see the complete list of Phase 3 grants visit


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