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Jack R. MacDonald Community Fund Grant Program

The Jack R. MacDonald Fund was may possible by the generous donation from Jack R. MacDonald. The fund honours his legacy of support to the former Village of Elora. For many years Mr. MacDonald donated to fund projects in Elora. The Jack R. MacDonald Charitable Trust was created upon his death in 2013. The Township of Centre Wellington was one of five organizations that received funds from the trust. Seed money for the Jack R. MacDonald Community Fund came from a donation from the trust fund.  

The first organization to receive a grant ($5,000) from this fund was a joint project between the Elora Centre for the Arts and Portage Ontario Residential Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centre.  The project called “Youth & Addiction: The Healing Power of Art and Creative Expression.” The program offered weekly programming at the ECFTA for Portage residence.

Read more about Jack R. MacDonald in the Wellington Advertiser

Granting Cycle Opens October 1, 2021

This fund aligns with the Vital Signs Report of 2019. It recognizes the importance of charities and not-for-profits in the health and well-being of our community. Our latest granting cycle opens October 1, 2021, and closes November 1, 2021, @ 5:00 PM. Applications can be up to $6,500. Grants should support projects that better the former Village of Elora. CWCF produced its Centre Wellington Vital Signs report in October of 2019 to identify potential areas which will guide our funding decisions. 

Projects should support any of the following:

Belonging & Leadership


Health, Wellbeing and Food Security

Arts & Culture

The gap between Rich & Poor


Feel free to reach out to us with any questions, grants@cwcfoundation.ca