The CARMAN HANDI-VAN ENDOWMENT FUND
The Carman Area Foundation and the Carman Handi-Van Corp. have recently agreed to establish a new Endowment fund in the Foundation. The new Carman Handi-Van Fund is a ‘Charitable Organization’ Fund, a fund type that provides specific benefits for the charity, namely administration of the charity’s permanent endowment and provision of annual financial support to the charity. The Carman Handi-Van Corp. contributed the initial $10,000 donation to establish the Fund. People wishing to support the Carman Handi-Van will now be able to contribute to this endowment fund of the Carman Area Foundation. The new agreement was officially signed by executive members of both Boards on May 23, 2017.
2017 Celebration of Philanthropy, Community and Musical Comedy
The 11th annual Celebration of Philanthropy, Community and Musical Comedy held on April 21st was a tremendous success! We sincerely thank you for your generous gift in support of the Carman Area Foundation and the communities we serve. This year’s event drew a record attendance of 362 people, and we were treated to wonderful eDear Raymond,ntertainment by the multi-talented Corny Rempel, (aka Johnny Cash / Elvis Presley). We greatly appreciate the support of Sperling Industries Ltd., Walinga Inc., and Newman Hand Insurance, who jointly sponsored this year’s entertainment.
At the dinner, thirty-four local organizations received 2017 Foundation grants. These grants, totaling $75,410, will help each organization continue their important community work. As well, the Carman Collegiate Youth in Philanthropy group presented an additional $4,500 in grants to six of these organizations.
Being our major fundraising event of the year, we are extremely pleased to report that the net donations (gross donations less all dinner expenses) for the event totaled $58,555. This amount has been added to our Endowment Funds. Certainly, the spirit of philanthropy runs deep in all the communities served by our Foundation!
Carman Area Foundation 2017 Grant Recipients
Thank you to all the organizations that applied for a 2017 Carman Area Foundation Grant. This year we received a record number of grant applications. The total amount of funding requested was also a record. We are pleased to report that we were able to disburse over $75000 in grants this year, another record. Please click here for a list of this year’s grant recipients.
Once again, we thank all the donors and supporters of the Carman Area Foundation, both individuals and corporate, for building our endowment funds. As evidenced by the increasing support we are able to provide to so many valued community organizations, your gifts are forever benefiting the communities we serve.
Community Fund for Canada’s 150th
The Carman Area Foundation is pleased to participate in the new Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a national small grants program to support local projects in our community related to Canada’s sesquicentennial.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada, the Carman Area Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
We are pleased to announce that the following local organizations have been awarded grants from this initiative. The Carman Area Foundation has provided 50% of the grant amount stated, as part of our commitment to the national initiative.
|Boyne Valley Hostel Corp||History Project||$760|
|Wee Care Centre||Painting Project||$1480|
|Town of Carman||Canada 150 Multicultural Event||$1910|
|Boyne Regional Library||Canada 150 Summer Reading Program||$760|
|Town of Carman||Celebrate Canada 150||$570|
|Roseisle Planning Cte.||Garden Water Feature Project||$760|
|Sperling Golden Corner||Flooring Project||$690|
|Roseisle Planning Cte.||Pathway Project||$960|
|Sperling Community Club||Skating Rink Flooring Project||$200|
|Carman Community Senior Resource Council||Travel Across Canada Project||$760|