About Endowed Funds
An endowment is a fund that holds its principal in perpetuity and is invested to generate income to be spent for a specific purpose; in this case to support non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life in Grey & Bruce Counties
Each endowed fund is pooled with other endowments, then invested together to ensure the highest rate of return as possible. Donors have the option of setting up their own named endowed fund which can support thier favourite charity in perpetuity. A minimum of $5,000 is required to create an endowed fund; the fund needs to reach $25,000 in order to be able to grant its earned income.
Endowment investments have dual goals: to grow the principal and to generate an ongoing source of income. Because a permanent endowment is an invested pool of money that provides a reliable source of income in perpetuity, the organization can count on annual distributions for its charitable work. Community Foundation Grey Bruce awards grants from the annual distribution to non-profit organizations who in turn provide projects and programs to benefit people of this region. Annual distributions are never taken from the principal. The endowment can also grow over time with additional gifts from multiple donors.
The Foundation staff is happy to assist in creating an endowed fund specific to your wishes. Whether it supports your favourite charity, assists with providing unrestricted grants for community betterment or provides scholarships, bursaries or awards for Grey Bruce students, the fund will reflect your passion for your community.
Contact the Foundation to learn more about Endowed funds or phone 519-371-7203
Below is a list of Endowed Funds that others have created through Community Foundation Grey Bruce136 funds
Grey Highlands Community FundA fund that supports not-for-profit charitable projects and programs in Grey Highlands involving affordable housing, food banks, agriculture, recreation, seniors and education
Saugeen Shores Community FundSaugeen Shores Community Fund supports projects and programs of not-for-profit organizations that will enhance the lives of Saugeen Shores residents
Kincardine Community FundKincardine Community Fund was created by the Municipality of Kincardine to support charitable organizations with the municipality
Meaford Community FundThis Fund was created from the Estate of Rosa Roessle to support projects and programs of not-for-profit organizations in the Municipality of Meaford.
The Owen Sound FundFormed as the Owen Sound 150th Anniversary Legacy Fund in 2008 after the 150th celebration of the founding of Owen Sound, this fund has be renamed as the Owen Sound Community Fund. It supports charitable projects and programs to enhance the quality of life for Owen Sound residents
Agnes Nairn Brown Endowed FundSet up in 1996 by an Owen Sound musician, Miss Agnes Brown, this Fund supports local music organizations and programs
Apple Harvest Craft Show Legacy FundSupports projects in the Municipality of Meaford
Arthur & Betsy Harrison Family FundCreated in 2005, the Arthur and Betsy Harrison Family Fund provides scholarships for two Owen Sound secondary schools: The David Bowman Harrison Award for Excellence in Geography at West Hill Secondary School The Art & Betsy Harrison Memorial Award for Leadership in Community Development at OSCVI
Aspiring Healthcare Leaders Bursary FundA scholarship fund to support students from Grey Bruce enrolled in a qualified college or university program in the field of healthcare.
Baker Street Women's Club Endowed FundSupports the Grey Bruce Residential Hospice & The Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation
Bayshore Broadcasting Media Scholarship FundGrey Bruce students in post-secondary in any media field
Ben Morris Memorial FundA memorial fund designated to support the Chatsworth Agricultural Society and Chatsworth Minor Sports.
Betty Isobel MacKay Endowment FundFoundation operations and fund advancement
Betty Mae Prettie Memorial FundEstablished in 2005, the Betty Mae Prettie Memorial Fund grants to the Kiwanis Festival of Music for presentation to deserving students at the intermediate level of piano
Bluewater Association for Lifelong Learning FundSupport in need as determined by Community Foundation Grey Bruce
Bob & Marie Knapp Family Endowed FundIn support of the Friends of Hibou Park
Bruce Grey Mentorship Endowment Fund Hanover & DistrictIn fall 2015 a new Board and name change occurred (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters Hanover). This Fund provides much needed program support for children in Hanover & District
Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory Endowed FundThis fund provides ongoing financial support of the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory, a research station at Cabot Head on the Bruce Peninsula that gathers migratory bird data during the spring and fall
Canadian Federation of University Women Owen Sound Club FundScholarship funds to women in the Owen Sound area
Canadian Federation of University Women Saugeen Club FundEstablished in 2007 by the Saugeen Club of the Canadian Federation of University Women, this fund provides scholarships for female students of the high schools of Chesley, Hanover and Walkerton, exhibiting high academic standing as well as participating in school and community activities
Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce Endowed FundThis Fund was created to support ongoing operations of Grey Bruce branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
CFOS/Sun Times Christmas Broadcast FundEach year, CFOS radio and the Sun Times newspaper hold a live Christmas Broadcast, inviting Grey & Bruce residents to participate and to donate. The resulting fund was established to assist children, the elderly and families and/or other interests identified by the donors.
Chamberlain Family FundCreated in 2003, the Chamberlain Family Fund supports the Community Foundation Grey Bruce by directing earnings to its operations
Children's Fund Grey Bruce Endowment FundEstablished to promote the emotional and physical well-being, treatment and educational advancement of children with exceptionalities through grants to benefiting programs by selected groups and organizations
Chippewas of Nawash First Nation Education Scholarship FundSupports Nawash First Nation students' education
Cindy Davidson Memorial Bursary FundBursary to a student in need from Grey or Bruce Counties pursuing post-secondary literacy-related studies at college or university
Clarence "Flea" & Marjorie Christie Endowed FundTo support kids access to minor hockey
Colleen Lantz Memorial Bursary FundSupport of a bursary to a student in need from Grey or Bruce Counties pursuing post-secondary physical education or physical health related studies.
Colleen Trask-Seaman Share with OSHaRE Endowed FundSupports the ongoing operations of Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort (OSHaRE).
Community Foundation Grey Bruce Operating FundFoundation operations
Community Waterfront Heritage Centre Endowed FundTo provide ongoing support from the Community Waterfront Centre for preservation of the Marine & Rail Museum in Owen Sound
Donald M. Bumstead Endowed FundIn support of children at risk and/or food banks in Grey County
Dr. Goldie & Eileen Gray Memorial Scholarship Endowed FundTwo awards annually, one for a full-time male and one for a full-time female graduating from Grade 12 at Grey Highlands Secondary School, who have demonstrated the following interests and aptitudes: a) Commitment to community through broad volunteerism and/or activism, beyond the requirements of 40 hours of volunteer time, qualified through at least one letter of reference from a relevant community organization;b) Consistent commitment to athletics over the past four years; c) Broad academic achievement.
Dr. Hilli Huff Palliative Care Education FundThis fund supports education costs and expenses related to palliative care training and conferences.
Dr. James & Charmaine Leeson & Family Endowed FundThis fund supports students pursuing studies in medicine (Doctor or Nursing) with a preference for studies at Western University
Edouard Bartlett Bursary Endowed FundIn honour of Ed Barlett's influence in Owen Sound's music community for more than five decades, this fund will provide an award to deserving music students in the Georgian Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra
Elgin and Jean Rouse Endowment FundEstablished in 2003 by Mr. & Mrs. Rouse, the income from this Fund is directed to Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce, CNIB for the Lake Joseph Camp, Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Equipment Fund, and the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce
Ernestine McKenna Endowment FundSupport of in need
Eva Leflar Donor Advised Endowment FundEva Leflar, a founding member of the Community Foundation, established this Fund for in-need projects and programs as identified by Community Foundation Grey Bruce and her Donor-Advisors
Eva Leflar Foundation Community FundMiss Eva Leflar was the first donor to the Foundation under the Community Fund. The Fund's purpose is to support social services, physical fitness and community activities, environmental conservation, other charities, promote arts & culture, medical services, encourage heritage preservation and/or as needed.
F.T. Hill Memorial Endowed Fund for the Advancement of IndustryMarkdale Chamber of Commerce established this Fund to promote industry and commerce within the Village of Markdale or within 3.2 kilometres of the Village
Founders and Builders FundEstablished to supply income for operations of Community Foundation Grey Bruce, this Fund pools donations from supporters of the Foundation to maintain sustainability
George Anderson Endowed FundScholarship for Lucknow area student
Georgian Bay Symphony Endowed FundThe Georgian Bay Symphony Endowed fund was created to provide financial support for ongoing Symphony projects and operations
Georgian Sound Big Band Music Scholarship Endowed FundFunding to support music scholarship(s). The award will support a minimum of one annual distribution $500 minimum to a maximum of $2,000 at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee of Georgian Sound Big Band to a graduating student from one of the 7 high schools in Grey and Simcoe Counties.
Glady's Head Cramp Endowed FundSupporting programs for children, the elderly and/or music
Great Lakes Environmental Endowed FundDesigned to support local environmental initiatives and programs including promotion of land use planning, wetlands preservation and restoration, dune protection, encouragement of public access, protection and restoration of ecological health of beaches, and restoration of natural habitats
Grey Bruce Community Care Access Centre Education FundEmployees of the local Community Care Access Centre that reside in Grey and Bruce Counties benefit from this Fund for furthering their education
Grey Bruce Foundation Community Fund GeneralSupport of grants for yearly determined needs
Grey Bruce Health Services Staff Scholarship Endowed FundA Scholarship fund for a grade 10 student from each of the Owen Sound Secondary Schools who display aptitude in both the sciences and humanities
Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council Endowment FundSupport pastoral care at hospitals in the Grey Bruce area
Grey Bruce Home Builders & Trades Association Education BursaryHelp for students seeking post-secondary education through apprenticeship or workplace training.
Grey Bruce Musicians Scholarship Endowed FundAiding Grey Bruce adults and/or youth pursuing musical education
Grey Bruce Pregnancy Centre Endowed FundOwen Sound Crisis Pregnancy Centre receives the earnings form this Fund for ongoing support of the Centre and assistance to its clients who are often single mothers
Grey County History Endowed FundThe Grey County History Fund provides income for Grey County Historical Society operations, creating sustainability for the organization. The Society preserves and records life and history events in the past and present times in Grey County.
Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music Endowed FundEstablished in 2005, this Fund provides income to assist with programs and awards at the yearly Festival of Music which brings school children from the area together for a wide scope of musical competition
Grey Granite Curling Club Endowed FundSupports youth & sport initiatives in Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs, Chatsworth
Grey Highlands Alumni Memorial Endowment FundCreated in 2002, this fund was established to provide an ongoing source of revenue to support and enhance services provided by student groups at Grey Highlands Secondary School located in Flesherton, Ontario
Huron Feathers Day Camp Endowed FundOngoing support for Huron Feathers Day Camp
Janice Bye Memorial FundAssists disadvantaged and handicapped students bridge the gap when transitioning into the workplace or post secondary education
Jean Medley Sweetwater Memorial FundBenefits from the Jean Medley SweetWater Memorial Fund will be made available to promising and deserving students in Grey and Bruce Counties, to enhance their classical music skills through appropriate instruction.
Jean Walker & Marjorie Mole (nee Walker) ScholarshipSupports students studying nursing or community health.
Jill Porter Memorial Endowed FundA fund in memory of Jill Porter that will support those in need as advised by the fund's donor-advisors
Jordan Fawcett Memorial Endowed FundA fund created, in memory of Jordan Fawcett, to sponsor two basketball athletes from Grey Highlands Secondary School to Celtic Sports Camp, and also support sports related projects within the community. View webpage at www.jordanfawcett.ca
Joseph & Marilyn Hunt Endowed FundSupporting local initiatives
Ken & Cheryl Morrison Family Everlasting FundSupports interests identified by the fundholder
Keystone Child Youth & Family Services Grey Bruce Endowment FundDesigned to sustain child and youth support programs through Keystone Child Youth & Family Services
Kimberley J. West Endowment FundSupports children's education in the Grey Bruce area. This award is anticipated to be distributed for the first time in 2017.
Larry & Darlene Miller Agricultural Bursary Endowed FundThe Larry & Darlene Miller Agricultural Bursary Fund award will support agricultural and agri-food studies and/or animal science or animal biology including genetics and/or food safety.
Laura Bouchard Endowment FundSupport in need
Lawrence Family Endowed FundSupports students graduating from Peninsula Shores District School.
Leith Historic Endowment FundDonations to this fund ensure the long-term preservation and restoration of the Historic Leith Church and its cultural programs including the Leith Summer Festival. The fund also supports interpretation of the historic site which played an important role in the life of Tom Thomson. Leith Summer Festival is now a registered charity with CRA 796536498 R0001. Please visit their website at http://leithchurch.ca
Lyle & Isabelle Love Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Endowed FundTo benefit female apprentices in Owen Sound and/or Grey County
Lyman "Red" Cady Endowed FundSupporting the Grey Bruce Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce
Marg & Don Capel Legacy Peace Labyrinth Endowed FundEncouraged by the public's need for a place to reflect, relax and rejuvenate, the late Marg Capel directed the income from this Fund to sustain the Owen Sound Peace Labyrinth located behind Georgian Shores United Church
Margaret Norquay Endowment FundThe South Grey Museum in Flesherton and the Durham Art Gallery both receive earnings from this Fund for programs and projects
Marilyn Helen Fortune Endowed FundThis fund supports residential hospice care in the Municipality of Brockton. General palliative care or hospice in Brockton. Medical health and support for public in Brockton.
Marine Heritage Society Chantry Island Endowment FundCreated in 2008, this fund provides funding to the Marine Heritage Society in Saugeen Shores for special projects and support of Chantry Island
Marjorie & Norman (Mac) Gingrich Endowed FundSupporting graduate(s) from high school in Grey and Bruce Counties accepted in Science/Research at University. As well, 2nd or 3rd year University student from Grey and Bruce Counties working to acquire a BSC in Science/Research Program.
Marjorie Gingrich Grey Bruce Hospice Support Endowed FundSupport Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce
McMillan & Roberts Family Endowed FundApprenticeship programs for student(s) who require financial assistance from St. Mary's High School Owen Sound in Carpentry, Plumbing or Electrical
Michael O'Hara Memorial Scholarship FundCreated after the death of a fellow team member, this Fund provides scholarships to selected post secondary students who are members of the Grey Bruce Highlanders Midget Hockey Club
Milton Sellwood & Jean Semple Endowment FundIn support of Sick Kids Hospital Toronto, Canadian Cancer Society (Grey/Bruce), CNIB (Grey/Bruce), Grey Bruce Regional Health Services Foundation
Milton Sellwood and Jean Semple Endowment FundIn support of Kiwanis Festival of Music (Grey/Bruce)
MLB Endowment FundCreated by an anonymous donor in 2000, the MLB Fund was directed to support the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation, Princess Margaret's Hospital cancer research program, the Salvation Army Owen Sound division and the First United Church in Owen Sound.
Next25 FundTo celebrate our 25th Anniversary, Community Foundation Grey Bruce has established the Next25 Fund that will help us ensure the vitality of all communities in Grey and Bruce for another quarter century. The Next25 Fund will provide grants to charities and non profits whose projects address priorities that are identified in the Vital Signs® report. Supporting health & wellness, arts & culture, education & lifelong learning, living standards, the environment and community connectedness are indicators of community well being. The Next25 Fund will be unrestricted so the Foundation has the latitude to grant strategically based on local knowledge for local impact. We can do great things together: empowering our youth to succeed, supporting a healthy natural environment, building stronger communities through capital investment in gathering places like our halls and arenas, ensuring celebration of the stories of all peoples in this place – those that have been here forever and those that are new. Help us to support a healthy future for our community with your donation.
Noble Family Endowed FundThe earnings from this fund, which was created by Percy & Kathleen Noble in 1995, are directed to support minor sports for boys and girls in the smaller communities outside of Owen Sound with priority to Shallow Lake, Hepworth, Allenford and Southampton
Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation FundThis fund supports youth and children programs in recreation, arts and culture
OSCVI Student Support Endowment FundThe OSCVI Alumni Association established this Fund to provide an ongoing source of revenue in support of students and student activities at the OSCVI
Our Kids Bruce Grey Educational Support Endowed FundSpecifically to support Educational Support to Our Kids Bruce Grey.
Our Kids Bruce Grey Emerging Needs Endowed FundSpecifically to support Emerging Needs of Our Kids Bruce Grey.
Our Kids Bruce Grey Endowed FundOur Kids Bruce Grey Foundation (formerly Children's Aid Society of Owen Sound and the County of Grey) established an endowment to provide income for their Send a Kid to Camp program, the Bursary fund and other recreational activity or special needs programs
Our Kids Bruce Grey Winter Warmth Endowed FundSpecifically to support winter warmth of Our Kids Bruce Grey.
Our Kids Bruce Grey Youth Recreation Endowed FundSpecifically to support Youth Recreation of Our Kids Bruce Grey.
Our Kids Bruce Grey, Chris Coulter & Family Endowed FundSupports emerging needs as identified by Our Kids Bruce Grey
Ovid & Verona Jackson Job Creation & Innovation FundLocal job creation and innovation
Owen Sound & North Grey Public Library FundBy supporting the operations and programs of the Library, this Fund ensures sustainability in the future for this regional library
Owen Sound Family Physician Recruitment Endowment FundSupport of Doctor recruitment program
Owen Sound Farmer's Market Agricultural Bursary FundFor students from Grey Bruce attending university, college or enrolled in apprenticeship programs or workplace programs in agricultural studies.
Owen Sound Golf & Country Club Bursary FundApprenticeship programs in golf industry or professional recreation studies
Owen Sound Lacrosse Endowed FundIn support of senior, junior and minor lacrosse in Owen Sound
Owen Sound Little Theatre, Aly Boltman Endowed FundOSLT/Roxy Theatre operations
Patricia Morris Senior to Senior Relief Endowed FundSupports the protection, assistance and support of independent and in-need senior citizens in Grey Bruce
Paul & Dawn Dossman Family Everlasting FundFriends, business associates and family created this fund in memory of Paul Dossman. The Fund will support scholarships for Grey County students entering post secondary automotive programs.
Paul Martin Smart & Caring Endowed FundA scholarship and a bursary for students in the AYEP program at Saugeen District Secondary School.
Percy & Carol Morris Endowed FundSpecial Education Support for Derby Public School
Port Elgin Cenotaph Endowed FundTo provide sustainability for the upkeep of the Port Elgin Cenotaph, this fund was established in 2007
R & J Shouldice Endowed FundCreated by Rob & June Shouldice, this Fund is directed to local charities including Camp Presqu'ile, Scenic Order of Good Cheer and Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce.
Red & Lorraine Leckie Camp Quality FundFamily and friends of the late Red Leckie decided to support the cause dearest to his heart - Camp Quality at Priceville, Ontario - with income from a Fund directed to support the Camp
Reider Cup Endowment FundSupport local students in their studies
Robert Rix Memorial Scholarship FundScholarships to high school level students at the Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton
Roberta Brignell Endowment FundSupporting deserving students entering a Practical Nursing or Personal Support Worker program
Saugeen Cottagers Endowed FundFor academic and career preparation at Georgian College for Saugeen First Nation Band Members.
Saugeen First Nation Education Scholarship FundSupports First Nation education bursary
Saugeen Home Builders Trade Association Education Bursary FundFund supports students seeking post-secondary education through apprenticeship or workplace training.
Shoppers Drug Mart Endowment FundGrowing through donations to the Tree of Life campaign, the income of this Fund is designated to address women's health issues in Grey and Bruce Counties
Smart & Caring Communities Endowed FundSupport of education initiatives
Sources of Knowledge Endowed FundTo provide support the Sources of Knowledge program
South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council Endowment FundAn endowed Fund to support ongoing operations of the South Bruce Grey Youth Literacy Council
South Grey Museum Founders FundSupports ongoing projects at the museum
Southampton Arts Centre Endowment FundThis Fund was created to provide educational and cultural activities in association with the Southampton Art School & Gallery for the benefit of the public and for the residents of Saugeen Shores and surrounding communities.
Stewardship Grey Bruce Endowed FundEstablished in 2008 as Bruce Resource Stewardship Network, this Fund supports projects that enrich the natural environment
Stewart Fleming Youth Action Endowed FundThe earned income from this fund is granted to charitable groups or organizations for programs that develop youth leadership potential, enhance social conscience, ethical and moral values and spiritual understanding of the youth of Owen Sound.
Summerfolk Endowment FundCreated by the Georgian Bay Folk Society, this fund will support the annual Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival
Swing Your Sticks Endowment FundAs directed by the funder.
Sydenham Agricultural Society Endowed FundCreated in 2007, this Fund supports programs, projects, educational awareness of agriculture and awards for children at Sydenham School in conjunction with the annual Fall Fair
Tom M. Williams Endowment FundA long time employee of the city of Owen Sound, Tom Williams designated money in his estate to set up a Fund for maintenance, upkeep and improvements to the Tom Williams Ball Park and to the Owen Sound Harbour development.
Tom Norris Helping the Kids Legacy Endowment FundThe late Tom Norris was well-known in Wiarton, especially for his generosity to families with children in need. His legacy lives on with this Fund to be used to help children with special needs on the Bruce Peninsula
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery FundSupporting ongoing projects and programs at the gallery which is named in honour of local famed artist Tom Thomson, this fund will enhance the Arts in Owen Sound.
Township of Southgate Community FundSupports community projects, programs and charities that will enrich the quality of life for the people in the Township of Southgate.
True Sport Endowment FundProviding grants to sports and recreational groups in Grey & Bruce Counties who follow the True Sport Principles.
United Way of Bruce Grey Agency Endowed FundEstablished in 2007, this fund provides ongoing funding for operations and projects of the United Way Bruce Grey
W. Gordon Little Endowment FundSupports Foundation operations
Wes for Youth Online.ca Endowment FundAn endowed fund to provide ongoing operational support for the Wes for Youth Online.ca crisis and counseling for High School aged youth in Grey & Bruce
Wikwemikong First Nation Endowed Education FundSupports First Nation People's education scholarship
Women's Centre Shelter Owen Sound Endowed FundOngoing support of the Owen Sound shelter of The Women's Centre (Grey & Bruce)