Our funds reflect significant generosity and a spirit of community innovation from our strong base of donors. As a result, the CWCF has built up over the years an ever-increasing suite of funds, ranging from general “community” funds to very specific purpose funds, that are now accepting gifts:
Community Fund is our core non-restricted fund which is able to grant to a broad range of worthy causes in our community. As such, this fund is a great choice for those wishing to fund the widest spectrum of community initiatives.
CKC ELORA COMMUNITY FUND – The fund supports projects within Centre Wellington that are open to all. While any worthy project may be considered, the priority shall be to fund projects related to the improvement or promotion of youth mental health.
Cedarcliff Fund provides dollars to develop and maintain arts and culture in Centre Wellington. Grants may support operating and/or capital costs of organizations located or performing/showing in the Centre Wellington area.
Centre Wellington Youth Fund supports a range of activities to develop youth in Centre Wellington. These activities include mentorship, social services, employment, education, physical fitness and other community activities targeting the holistic development of local young people.
Elma and David Jack Family Youth Recreation Fund was created by the Jack family to honour the memory of their parents. Grants from the fund will be used to offer recreational opportunities to youth. Click links for 5 year sponsorship form or single donation form. Check out our fund on Facebook,by clicking here.
Elora Green Space Fund supports the development and upkeep of green spaces in Centre Wellington The Fund will initially help convert the corner of Metcalfe and Mill Streets in Elora into a green space.
Jack R. MacDonald Community Fund – The purpose of this Fund is to support charitable activities of the Foundation and qualified donees whose purposes are consistent with the objects of the Foundation and, support activities/projects with a significant positive impact on the former Village of Elora.
Kate and Margot Community Fund supports a broad range of charitable activities in which financial grants from the Fund are leveraged by other support, including through significant volunteer commitment, to such charitable activities.
M. Isabel (Richardson) Millage and Charles and Diann Millage Youth Fund supports students and youth in our community, particularly those for whom support may reduce barriers to success and be pivotal in increasing their sense of belonging and peer relationships, ultimately equipping them for greater opportunity in their lives. At inception, the intention is to fund a scholarship for such a deserving student in our community, enabling their post-secondary education.
Micklebring Fund encourages the creation and appreciation of the arts in the Township of Centre Wellington. Granting from this fund will focus on literary, performing, visual and culinary arts.
Middlebrook Community Fund aims to fund a broad spectrum of granting, primarily focused on the local Community. As future strategic granting initiatives emerge, the fund will aim to prioritize around such emerging needs.
Middlebrook Social Innovation Fund: Social innovation refers to new strategies, ideas and organizations that meet social needs of all kinds that extend and strengthen civil society. As charities and not for profits in our community face new challenges and opportunities, the Fund will invest money in specific activities and programmes catalytic to social innovation and improve the ability of organizations to deliver enhanced social returns. More information is available at the Middlebrook Social Innovation site.
Minarovich Arts Fund: The late Stephanie Minarovich was born in Turkey to a Canadian mother and an American father. They moved back to Canada in the late 60’s and settled on Mill St in Elora where a new Bohemian arts scene was starting to take root. Stephanie grew up watching Elora blossom as a place where artists came to create and sell their work. She understood that the vibrant arts scene made Elora an interesting place to live. The people she grew around were liberal, creative and socially aware.
As an adult, Stephanie travelled extensively and she had a love of literature, food, drink and art from around the world. She found others here in Elora who shared these interests and this made her feel lucky to call this place her home. She felt these people were drawn here because of the vibrant arts scene.
Stephanie wished to leave a legacy to help this scene continue to flourish. She understood that the arts were what made Elora a special place.
Riverfest Elora Fund was established in 2014 by the organizers of Riverfest, which is Elora’s festival of music, food, community and art, as well as related festivals such as Ice Jam, to use a portion of the proceeds to support worthy initiatives in our local community.