Foundations and Grants 2014

Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation

Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation LogoThe Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation through the Community Fund (Verna & Valera Fisher Fund, Bryan and Gayle Webber Family Fund, Frank and Lois White Family Fund, and Jan and Ron Woynarski Family Fund) has provided $2,500 to support the YMCA Teen Drop In Zone's Wednesday night Food 4U with Recreational Opportunities program.

The Cambridge Community Foundation contributed $2,120 through the Nina Suttie Children's Summer Camp Fund to subsidize the cost of a camp experience for children so they could attend YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y during the summer.

The Cambridge Community Foundation, through the Ray and Wendy Miske Fund, contributed $500 to YMCA Camp Wabanaki to help build a new girls cabin and $500 to purchase healthy snacks for teens attending the YMCA Teen Drop-In Zone in the after school hours.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jumpstart LogoThe YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo is fortunate to be a chapter member with Canadian Tire Jumpstart. In 2014, we received $39,426 to provide assisted memberships to children and youth so that they could attend programs at the A.R Kaufman Family YMCA, the Chaplin Family YMCA, and the Stork Family YMCA. The Chaplin Family YMCA also received $7,011 from Jumpstart to help support children to participate in a soccer camp offered in partnership with Cambridge Youth Soccer.

 

Cango Consulting

Cango Consulting LogoThe Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA received $1,000 from Cango Consulting for the Ontario Early Years Centre's Literacy Program, as part of the KW Non-profit Innovation Grant. The funds were used to further messaging to families about the importance of early literacy using our partnership with ELAWR (The Early Literacy Alliance of Waterloo Region) and Baby Connections.

City of Kitchener

City of Kitchener LogoThe Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA received a $3,000 City of Kitchener Tier 2 Community Grant to support the YMCA Newcomer Youth program at the A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA in Kitchener. The YMCA Newcomer Youth program is designed to facilitate integration into a new system of like by breaking down cultural bariers, offering a safe place to have fun and make new friends, and share ideas and experiences with other immigrant youth while exploring a new community.

  

City of Waterloo

City of Waterloo LogoThe Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA received a $3,000 project grant from the City of Waterloo 2014 Community Cash Grant Program to help support the expansion fo the YMCA Newcomer Youth program into Waterloo at the Stork Family YMCA. The YMCA Newcomer Youth program is designed to facilitate integration into a new system of like by breaking down cultural bariers, offering a safe place to have fun and make new friends, and share ideas and experiences with other immigrant youth while exploring a new community.

Corporation of the City of Cambridge

City of Cambridge LogoThe Corporation of the City of Cambridge supported the YMCA of Cambridge by investing $1,850 to help fund the Just Hangin' Out program at the YMCA Teen Drop In Zone. The Just Hangin' Out program is structured around three pillars: Character Building, Health & Well Being and Life Skills for teens with disabilities.

 

 

Government of Ontario Sports and Recreation Communities Fund

Government of Ontario LogoThe Government of Ontario Sports and Recreation Communities Fund contributed $55,970 to the YMCA of Cambridge. This investment will be used to implement the Healthy Hearts Initiative at the Chaplin Family YMCA from 2013-2015. The YMCA Healthy Hearts initiative will increase access and participation of 150 inactive, at risk, older adults in physical activity programs that support the adoption of routine physical activity participation.

Green Shield Canada - Community Giving Program

Green Shield Canada LogoThe Green Shield Community Giving Program contributed $15,000 to the Cambridge YMCA to support the implementation of the YMCA Neurological program at the Chaplin Family YMCA. The investment from the Green Shield Community Giving Program will help the YMCA of Cambridge replicate the neurological wellness program created by the KW YMCA providing supportive physical activity programs customized for adults who have neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and spinal cord injury.

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation LogoThe Kitchener -Waterloo Community Foundation contributed $15,300 (Community Fund, Brenda & Peter Hallman Family Fund and Paul Kuntz Legacy) for the YMCA Neurological Wellness program at the A R Kaufman Family YMCA. The YMCA Neurological Wellness program is a community-based program that strengthens the continuum of care through customized supportive physical activity for seniors with neurological conditions.

The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation contributed $6,000 (Youth in Recreation Fund - Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation and McMurtry Family Fund) to the YMCA Newcomer Youth program to expand the program into Waterloo, providing newly arrived immigrant youth with the help they need to integrate themselves into Canadian culture.

Loblaw Companies Ltd. - Afterschool Grants

Loblaw Companies Limited LogoLoblaw After School Grants contributed $4,245 to the YMCA of Cambridge to help with staffing costs at the YMCA Teen Drop In Zone, ensuring there is a safe, inclusive place for Cambridge teens to go every day after school to get help with homework, be physically active, and learn valuable leadership skills.

Loblaw also awarded a $1,000 After School Grant to the Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA to purchase nutritious daily snack, program supplies and equipment for the YMCA Beyond the Bell program, helping ensure children in an underserved neighbourhood have opportunity to learn, play and grow.

Lyle S. Hallman Foundation

Lyle S. Hallman Foundation LogoThe Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA received a two year grant from the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation to pilot the creation of a web-based community access to recreation portal to ease the process of applying for and accessing financial assistance for children and youth to participate in recreational activities in Waterloo Region.

 

  

The Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation LogoThe Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA is completing the last of a three year, $220,800 investment from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in the A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA Wellness Initiative. To date more than 650 individuals have benefited from participating in customized wellness programs including: Smart Start sessions, Posture Clinics, Live Smart, Diabetes Fit, Neuro Fit, Fitness for Function, Urban Pole and Craving Change.

ParticipACTION

Participaction LogoThe YMCA Teen Drop-In Zone received $500 through the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge Grant to help support the nutrition and transportation costs of the Wednesday night Food 4U and Recreation program.

 

United Way of Cambridge & North Dumfries

United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries LogoThe United Way of Cambridge & North Dumfries has supported the YMCA of Cambridge with a 2014-2016 Community Investment of $48,020 annually to deliver critical program and services to teens and newcomer youth in Cambridge.

The Newcomer Youth program is a starting point where youth ages six to 18 can gather in a safe place and participate in recreation, social activities and community outings. The Program is designed as a launching pad into other programs and volunteer opportunities at the YMCA and in the community, increasing a sense of belonging and engagement with the community.

The YMCA Teen Drop In Zone has been a safe, inclusive community for youth in Cambridge for more than ten years. Our skilled youth workers provide homework assistance, employment advice, health education, leadership development, like skills coaching and mentoring, improving the socio-emotional functioning and health of teens in Cambridge.

United Way Kitchener-Waterloo & Area

United Way of Kitchener Waterloo & Area LogoThe United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo & Area has supported the Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA with a 2014-2016 Community Investment of $46,000 annually to deliver critical programs and services to children, and newcomer youth in Kitchener-Waterloo.

YMCA Beyond the Bell minimizes the academic achievement gap experienced by low-income children. Emphasizing literacy, numeracy, recreation, homework help and character development, gives children the additional help they need to keep pace with their grade level and their middle class peers.

The Newcomer Youth program is a starting point where youth ages six to 18 can gather in a safe place and participate in recreation, social activities and community outings. The Program is designed as a launching pad into other programs and volunteer opportunities at the YMCA and in the community, increasing a sense of belonging and engagement with the community.

Westons Wonder+ Cares Campaign

Woman Receiving Cheque from BakerThe Wonder+ Cares Capaign raised $3,374 to support kids registering in YMCA Summer Day Camp in Kitchener-Waterloo where they learn new skills, make new friends, and grow to reach their full potential!

 

 

Zehrs Markets

Zehrs Markets LogoAs part of Loblaw Companies Limited national "Give a Little, Help a Lot Campaign", the YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo $16,430 to provide kids from low income families the opportunity to attend summer camp. Summer camp is a great opportunity kids to become more active, learn healthy lifestyle habits, gain independence, learn new skills, make friend and have fun!