Community Foundation of Halton North

Community Foundation of Halton North announces 2019 Grant Recipients

HALTON HILLS – On May 30, 2019, the Community Foundation of Halton North (CFHN) celebrated its 2019 grant recipients at an event at the Acton Town Hall.  This year, thanks to CFHN’s generous fund holders, the Foundation was able to distribute $73,000 to charitable causes.

“The Community Foundation of Halton North’s vision is to grant back to charitable causes.  I am thrilled that the Foundation is now in its fifth year of fulfilling its mission and has granted almost $180,000 in that short time.” stated Brad Clements, Chair of CFHN.

Current fund holders worked with the Foundation to decide this year’s grant recipients.  CFHN also identified two new Funds this year, the Palliative Care Fund to help support the palliative needs in the community and the Mental Wellness Fund, which this year is focusing on Youth and Youth Mental Health.

“We are pleased to announce the 2019 grant recipients and congratulate them for their tremendous work in their community.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our fund holders for their contributions to make this possible. “Linda Bischoff, Chair of the Grants Committee

Back row L-R: Lorne Greenwood, Milton Philharmonic Orchestra; Bruce Callin, Milton Historical Society; Philip Evenden, Halton Learning Foundation; Erica Crews, Reach Out Centre for Kids; Front row L-R: Margaret Doma, Janet Townsend, Kate Holmes, Townsend-Smith Foundation; Janet Foster, United Way Halton & Hamilton; Carly Anderson, FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton; April Bozinoff, Sierra Melo, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton

The 2019 grant recipients include:

Donor Advised Grants

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Halton and Hamilton
  • Christine’s Place
  • Halton Learning Foundation
  • Milton Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Muskoka Christian School
  • Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK)
  • Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation
  • Townsend-Smith Foundation

 Dedicated Grants

  • FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton In support of the FirstOntario Credit Union Every Child, Every Year – Milton Arts Program
  • Mario Belvedere Fund for United Way
  • Milton Historical Society

CFHN provides a unique opportunity for donors to donate to a favourite cause or causes for years to come. A donation to CFHN is invested and never spent – it keeps earning interest year after year.  The revenue is used for grants that are given to charities, forever. Donors can give to a specific charity or several charities at once.  A donor can also choose to give to an area of interest. A gift through CFHN will benefit the community in a significant way – for good for ever.   CFHN now has almost $3.3 million in their endowment.

CFHN is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, representatives across the communities that make up Halton North.  Established in Canada almost 100 years ago, today, there are 191 Community Foundations in cities, towns and rural areas across the country. These locally-run, public foundations play a critical role supporting community groups. Last year they provided well over half a billion dollars to local charitable causes across the country.

CFHN would like to thank its corporate sponsor Towne Square, Main, Martin and Mill Street for their continued support of the Community Foundation of Halton North.

For more information, please contact Sue Lawrenson, Executive Director at slawrenson@cfhn.caor 905-864-9211 or visit

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For Information Contact:

Sue Lawrenson, Executive Director

Community Foundation of Halton North 251 Main Street East, Suite L02 Milton, Ontario L9T 1P1