The Dufferin Community Foundation has just finished its second full year of operation, and what an incredible journey it has been!
Our primary mission is to build permanently invested funds, the income of which will be disbursed annually to support local charitable works. Already we have over $550,000 invested, and in 2021, for the first time, we will be distributing grants from the earned income of those funds. That is one step toward our goal of $10 million invested in 10 years. This will generate
over $400,000 annually for charitable works. Think of that impact!
The Dufferin Vision Fund allows the Foundation to address emerging community priorities as they occur. This past year we opened three new field-of-interest funds; the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund, the environment Fund and the Mulmur Community Fund. In addition we have opened our first Family Fund, the Greenwood Family Fund. The investment earnings from all these funds will leave a local legacy whose impact will be felt for generations to come.
The Dufferin Community Foundation responded to urgent needs by creating the Dufferin Emergency Support Fund, specifically for relief of COVID-19 related financial pressures on our local charities. We will soon be disbursing over $35,000 in locally generated funds to help struggling charities right here at home. As Community Foundations are known for their knowledge of local needs, the Dufferin Community Foundation was able to distribute $162,750 of Government of Canada funding via the Emergency Community Support Fund, to our local charities through two series of grants.
We are indeed blessed to live in such a generous community as Dufferin County, a community that recognizes the value that the charity and non-profit sectors add to our overall quality of life. So on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Dufferin Community Foundation, THANK YOU!
President, Board of Directors