United Way of KFL&A & City of Kingston jointly grant $451,169 to local programs through Community Investment Fund
Non-profit organizations in the community will receive one-time grants through joint fund
Kingston, ON (August 10, 2022) – United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) and City of Kingston are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Community Investment Funds grants. These one-time grants encourage innovative and collaborative responses to social needs in our community.
Through an annual call for applications, the Community Investment Fund provides grants to eligible not-for-profits. This joint funding stream is one of multiple funding channels provided by United Way and City of Kingston.
Community Investment Fund grants have been distributed annually in Kingston since 2011, with United Way providing the administration for the granting process at no charge to the City, aligning grants with funding priorities of United Way and City of Kingston. Applications are reviewed by volunteers and recommendations are then made for approval by both, the United Way Board of Directors, and Kingston City Council.
An agency delivering social service programs in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington region is eligible to apply. This year, volunteers were divided into five review panels. 29 applications were received, with $673,245 requested. After review, 24 programs and projects for a total of $451,169 were recommended and approved. City of Kingston will provide $220,000 and United Way the remaining $231,169. These funds will be invested in programs to be delivered between September 2022 and December 2023.
“These grants support local agencies in the great work they do,” says Bhavana Varma, President & CEO of United Way of KFL&A. “Needs in the community are high, and our volunteers did a great job reviewing all these proposals and making their funding recommendations to City Council and the United Way Board of Directors”.
“The depth and quality of the proposals demonstrates how much our community cares about investing in programs, building a healthier Kingston, and responding to the needs of its most vulnerable members,” says Ruth Noordegraaf, Director, Housing and Social Services. “Together with United Way of KFL&A, we are encouraged to see the positive impact of the projects and programs offered by the successful grant recipients.”
Please see below for a list of agencies and programs that will receive funding through the Community Investment Fund in 2022.
About United Way KFL&A
United Way Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington works closely with the community to ensure that people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging. Led by volunteers, driven by a small professional staff team, the United Way KFL&A provides inspiring opportunities for people to get involved and support issues they care about through volunteering, giving and being advocates for people who are in vulnerable situations.
About the City of Kingston
The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada’s most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality – – ensuring that today’s decisions don’t compromise our future.
Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.
Bhavana Varma, President & CEO
United Way KFL&A
Communications and Public Engagement
City of Kingston
613-546-4291 ext. 2300
|Helping Kids Be All They Can Be|
|Frontier College||Championing Literacy In Kingston|
|St. Lawrence Youth Association||Specialized Treatment Program for Youth|
|St. Lawrence Youth Association||Reintegration and Support|
|Building Strong and Healthy Communities|
|CNIB||Kingston Seniors Support Programs|
|Elizabeth Fry Society||Indigenous Ceremonies|
|Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario||Emily’s Transportation Project|
|Inc Synod of the Diocese of Ontario||Refugee Sponsor Support|
|Independent Living Centre Kingston||Independence in Motion: Community Lending Program|
|KFL&A Public Health||Dental Treatment Assistance Fund|
|Loving Spoonful||Community Harvest Expansion|
|Ongwanada Hospital||Community Risk Watch|
|Sexual Assault Centre Kingston||Reducing the Waitlist|
|Moving People From Poverty to Possibility|
|Dawn House||Transitional Supportive Housing – Ridley Drive|
|Dress for Success||Suiting & Client Engagement|
|Kingston Home Base NP Housing||Security Cameras|
|Kingston Home Base NP Housing||Accessibility to Services at One Roof|
|Loving Spoonful||Wiisiinda! – (Community Kitchens)|
|Martha’s Table Community Program||Takeout and Meal Delivery|
|Morningstar Mission Relief Inc||Van for Program Services Transportation|
|Outreach St. George’s Kingston||OSGK Clothing Depot|
|Tipi Moza||Tipi Moza Charitable Status|
|Ryandale||Repairs – Victoria St. Transition House|
|Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest||Indigenous languages – the next generation|
|The Shoe Project||The Shoe Project Kingston|