Until 4:30pm on September 6th, 2012, the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) will be accepting Letters of Intent for innovative projects that strengthen and enhance the quality of life within our community.
We welcome applications for projects in all of our usual fields of interests: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education and Literacy, Environment, Health and Social Services, Heritage Preservation, Recreation, Children & Youth.
In partnership with The Sunnyside Children’s Foundation, we are also accepting Letters of Intent for delivery of innovative mental health programs and services for children and youth (up to age 18) in KFL&A that address a demonstrated need in this region and/or will facilitate agencies in partnering to more innovatively and/or effectively deliver the same.
In addition, we will also grant from several funds with a geographic or thematic focus. Specialized funds are available to support projects as follows:
- Projects taking place primarily in North Kingston. High granting priorities for this fund: educational or civic projects, especially those involving children. Low granting priorities for this fund: sports, arts, and cultural projects.
- Recreation for children and youth. Encouraging broadly-based participation in healthy and safe physical activity and recreation for children and youth in Community Recreation. Community Recreation includes sport and recreation, fitness, youth leadership, camping and outdoor education, play groups, the arts and cultural activities.
- Education and training
- Developing art/artists
- Environmental or Historical Conservation
- Projects which contribute to the North End of Kingston. The projects could be substantive, should be a new program, not an existing program, and the applications may originate within or outside of the North End, with the understanding that the program be carried out in the North End. Areas of Interest: - Food (communal garden, Food bank, food coop, breakfast program) - Arts and Culture (music lessons, video production, art lessons, beautification program for north end) - Social service support for disadvantaged people - Neighborhood improvement - Alternative conflict resolution (anti-bullying, seniors help) - Increased access to personal education •Literacy •Civic music interests, e.g., performance of music in Kingston
- Projects for disadvantaged women and youth.
- Development of small businesses: supporting community development, specifically to award grants to charitable agencies to fund programs to foster micro business development by individual entrepreneurs who are disadvantaged due to poverty or physical/emotional challenges. These programs may direct small grants or loans to individual entrepreneurs.
- Projects that benefit the community of Howe Island
- Mental Health needs of young adults 18-24.
- Supporting families of prisoners or those impacted by incarceration.
All applicants fill out the same form and do not need to specify which field of interest or fund focus they match. If you know of an organization that has a project that matches one of the focus descriptions above we would be grateful if you could tell them of this funding opportunity.
For more information and the letter of intent forms visit the Community Grants Page or email email@example.com.