Field of Interest Funds
Field of Interest Funds allow you to identify a specific field of interest that you wish to support. Grants are awarded through our Community Grants program to fund local projects in areas that are meaningful to you.
We hold a variety of such funds:
- The Theda Anderson Fund
Supports projects that benefit seniors and/or children and youth.
- The Ruth and Stu Barton Environmental Fund
Supports environmental initiatives in memory of a beloved couple dedicated to their community.
- The Chown Fund
Provides grants for environmental and historical conservation projects.
- The Mrs. Rupert Davies Fund
Supports musical projects in Kingston and area.
- The Marion and John Dunn Fund
Provides support for Kingston and area and Leeds County children and youth activities, education and welfare, including, but not limited to, assistance and encouragement for special-needs and/or disadvantaged children.
- The Environmental Legacy Fund
Initiated by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and distributed to local environmental projects.
- First Capital Community Development Fund
Supports projects by local charitable organizations that contribute to community economic development in our area, such as job training and creation, and funded from earnings from loans issued through our small business loan program.
- The Douglas Branton Fell Memorial Fund
In memory of Albert and Christa Fell’s son Douglas; benefits environment and heritage projects.
- The Elisabeth Heney Fund
Funds projects in the area of literacy improvement.
- Helping Hands for those with Disabilities Fund
Supports housing for persons with special needs or who are homeless.
- Howe Island Community Fund
Funds projects benefiting the community of Howe Island.
- John Gerretsen Youth Leadership Fund
To provide an annual student award to support the leadership development of youth within the boundaries of Kingston and the Islands.
- Bill and Gladys Kelly Community Fund
Helps to provide recreation opportunities for children in our community.
- Loyalist Parkway Fund
Provides a source of support to sustain projects along the Loyalist Parkway.
- The Marion Meyer Opportunity Fund
Established with a gift from Henry and Marion Meyer, supports education and training initiatives.
- David Middleton North End Development Fund
Contributes to North End of Kingston projects supporting the areas of food, arts and culture, social service support for disadvantaged people, neighborhood improvement, alternative conflict resolution, and increased access to personal education.
- Richard Moorehouse Fund
Supports social service projects.
- The Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund
Reduces barriers to recreation for young people in our community.
- The Opportunities Kingston Fund
Continues the organization’s work by helping disadvantaged individuals develop small businesses.
- Russell and Susan Park Memorial Fund
Helps uplift disadvantaged women and young people in the broader Kingston community.
- Edward Ratcliffe Fund
Supports developing art and artists in our community.
- Marla & Gregg Rosen Fund
Supports youth initiatives in the community, as selected by youth advisors where possible.
- The Regina Rosen Food First Fund
Supports various food-providing organizations in our community by distributing $1,000 each month to self-identified projects or for immediate requirements.
- The Audrey and Peter Scholes Memorial Fund
This fund was established to fund projects to advance the arts in the City of Kingston and to provide services for the community.
- The Staff Appreciation Fund
Established by the honorary life members of the Community Foundation, in acknowledgment of the ongoing hard work and support that is provided on a daily basis by Foundation staff.
- The Stark Family Fund
Benefits citizens in Prince Edward County and specifically Bloomfield, home to the late Stark family. Grants are awarded by a local advisory committee.
- Sunnyside Children’s Fund
Supports the promotion of children’s health and the delivery of innovative children’s mental health programs and services that address a demonstrated need in the community or to facilitate agencies in the Community in partnering to more innovatively and/or effectively deliver the same.
- The Kingston Whig-Standard Literacy Fund
Dedicated to supporting literacy services for children and adults in The Kingston Whig-Standard’s distribution area.
- Young Adults Mental Health Fund
Dedicated to supporting the mental health needs of young adults, especially those aged 18-24 years.
- The YAC Youth Endowment Fund
Created by our Youth Advisory Committee to support a wide variety of youth initiatives. Grants are awarded for youth, by youth.
- Kingston Youth Science and Technology Fund
Created with the objective to increase youth participation in events and programs related to science and technology.