Streams Community Hub awarded $18,000 by first Greenwood grant

Streams Community Hub, the dynamic arts organization serving youth in North Dufferin, has just received an injection of $18,000 from the Greenwood Family Fund.

This is the first grant from the fund, which was established in 2020 by the Greenwood family as part of Dufferin Community Foundation’s donor-advised fund program. Annual income from the permanently invested charitable fund will be used to support local programs for children and youth every year in perpetuity.

“One of the things that we care about as a family is helping young people learn and experience new things that will shape their futures,” said Greenwood family member Amie Zukowski. “Streams Community Hub is a place where kids from every walk of life can pick up an instrument or a camera or paint brush and get really creative.”

DCF’s Gord Gallaugher and Michele Fisher presented a cheque for $18,000 to Streams Community Hub founders, Andrew and Juli-Anne James. Kids from the programs got in on the action, showcasing some of the arts they learn at Streams. From l-r: Jenna Hann, Akeylah James, Terrence Hall, Tristan Whyte and volunteer Brody Ireton.


The Greenwood family worked with Dufferin Community Foundation to review program offerings from local youth-serving organizations. Streams Community Hub stood out for them.

Serving children and youth aged 4-17, Streams offers experiential arts programs that span music, theatre performance, cooking, graphic and visual arts, circus arts, film and photography, textiles and literary arts.

Thanks to grants like this one, Streams Hub co-founders Juli-Anne and Andrew James are able to offer subsidies and full scholarships to their programs so that families at all income levels can participate.

“The Greenwood family approached us to set up a charitable fund because they wanted to contribute in a lasting way to the education of young people,” said Gord Gallaugher, President, Dufferin Community Foundation. “Through this fund, the generosity of the Greenwood family will enrich the lives of local youth every year, forever.”

Streams Community Hub is opening a new space in Shelburne this year to offer year-round programming. The 3600 square foot facility is currently under construction, but soon will become an accessible hub for creative arts.

Dufferin Community Foundation will be allocating more than $35,000 in grants to charities this year. The organization announced in November that it had reached a milestone of more than $1.25 million in donations, which are permanently invested into endowed funds. The Foundation seeks to raise $10 million in its first 10 years of operation. Achieving this will result in annual income of $400,000, which will be given to local non-profit organizations every year.

Cheque presentation photo credit – Photo by Doug Schaefer

For more information, contact:

Michele Fisher
Executive Director
Dufferin Community Foundation
519-938-0780 (office)/416-554-2697 (mobile)

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