Since 1983 we’ve returned more than 5 million dollars to our community.
Fenwick Play 15
Nova Bike for Community Living 13
Every grant SCF makes tells a story of a need that is filled and touches many lives. Chances are you have been touched by a grant from SCF and didn’t realize that we had that helped another organization do its work.
You might be someone who got the skills and the training needed because of a scholarship. You might have attended a grief programme, been helped through trauma,learned how to cook, been able to access a play structure, been to the Y, been to the Theatre or a concert. You may have sat on a bench on the Howard Watson Trail, on stones by a splash pad, or rested under a tree we paid for. Your might have walked or biked a trail , enjoyed the beach or played pickleball on a newly renovated court. You might have been to a medical appointment, received help from a food bank, or with mental health issues. And if it wasn’t you, it might have been your neighbour or your friend.
These are the types of things that make this a vibrant, inclusive, livable community. That’s what we fund.
In 2020, SCF made the greatest number of grants and scholarship awards in its history. We were proud to be part of the Emergency Community Support Fund, work with the Investment Readiness and RBC Future Launch programmes provide our annual Community Impact Grants, Donor Advised Grants , Micro Grants and provide support to students through our scholarships. At year end, the total was more than 750 thousand dollars .
Because of the pandemic, we took the opportunity to travel to our grantees and have them tell the story of what the grant would do. Their words and their stories are what builds a vibrant, inclusive, livable Lambton County.