Booster Grants

Five local charities receive 2022 Booster Grants this holiday season

… And that’s a wrap!

From holiday hampers for financially strapped Shelburne residents to teaching STEM in Dufferin County schools. From ensuring the voices of neurodiverse actors can be heard on stage to helping refugees how to grow their own food. This year’s five Booster Grant recipients represent an array of programs that boost quality of life across our communities.

Congratulations to Scientists in School, Rotary Club of Shelburne, Community Living Dufferin/Theatre Orangeville, the Dufferin Hi-Lands Bruce Trail Club/Streams Community Hub and Am Braigh Farm/Parish of St. John, East Orangeville. You can read more about their wonderful projects in our News & Events section.

Booster Grant recipient 2022

From r-l: Monica Bond and Jacelyn Alphonso from Hometown Real Estate put their $2,000 Booster Grant on the “giving tree” for Bobbi Ferguson, co-chair of the Shelburne Hamper Program. They are joined by Michele Fisher and Debbi Goss from Dufferin Community Foundation. Photo by Doug Schaefer.

Each of the projects received a $2,000 Booster Grant, made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, who contributed the full amount of the funding.

We are deeply thankful to Monica Bond and Jacelyn Alphonso from Hometown Real Estate,

RLB LLP, Lara Gray from Edward Jones, Carters Professional Corporation and Lisa Leblanc from Lismar Financial for sponsoring the grants this year.

This is the final year that the Dufferin Community Foundation will run the Booster Grant program.

It was created as a way to give much-needed funding to local charities while the Foundation was building its endowment funds in its early years.

Beginning in 2023, the Foundation’s grants will be generated from the annual income on its permanently invested charitable funds.