Durham Community Foundation is proud to support the following organizations and community projects through its 2008 grants program:
$1,000 will help Bethesda House re-establish their clothing store which was destroyed by fire earlier this year. Funding made possible by the Pebblestone Multi-Services Fund.
$2,800 from the J. Donald Thornton Memorial Fund will give youth with disabilities the opportunity to experience camp, many for the first time (Community Living Oshawa Clarington).
$2,100 will create an Early Learning Toy and Resource Library for Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources. With a focus on literacy, this will benefit families living in the north of Durham Region and do not currently have access to such facilities. Supported generously by the Lafarga Family Fund and the George and Jean Lofthouse Fund.
$1,000 from our Community Fund supporters will expand the popular FOOTPRINTS Respite Program of Dunbarton Fairport United Church into Whitby. The program provides respite services for families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
$1,000 from the Stanley E. Lovell Family Fund will replace worn out volleyballs and mats used at YWCA Durham for recreation programs for youth in an economically challenged neighbourhood.
$1,020 from the Amanda Sarah Heron Fund will support Windreach Farm’s therapeutic riding program.
$1,000 from the Ajax Community Fund will allow Girls Inc. to run the Beacon Street Girls literacy program for at risk girls with low literacy skills at Bolton C. Falby Public School.
$1,600 will enable Durham Children’s Aid Foundation to run a three-day therapeutic recreational program, called Shoot for the Stars, for at-risk children.
$1,250 will make Saturday programs available for children with special needs at Grandview Children’s Centre.
$1,250 will make outdoor adventure training possible for the Navy League’s cadets and sea cadets.
$2,700 will provide recreational, social, education and leadership opportunities to youth living in an economically challenged neighbourhood and served by Oshawa Community Health Centre.
$2,000 will launch a pilot project at Precious Minds. Fitness Zone: Swim Edition will provide a swim and wellness program for youth with a developmental disability.
$2,000 will ensure Scouts Canada White Pine Council can provide a leadership program for youth who are clients of Resources for Exceptional Children.