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Community Foundation distributing record amount of grants

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The North Bay and Area Community Foundation is awarding a record-breaking amount of grants this year. 

Thanks to the generosity of local donors, officials with the foundation say nearly $97,000 in grants will be distributed to 19 groups. 

The goal of the fund is to create a sustainable source of funding for primarily local charitable organizations.

“We are honoured to be able to provide much-needed support to our area in this time of rebuilding,” says Patti Callahan, Chair.  “The past couple of years have been hard on our community. We know that the work of our local charities is deeply needed. We are grateful beyond words for the donors of our area who have generously supported us so that we can get to our work of sustaining area charities.”

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Funding will support expenses such as supplies of diapers and formula for the Trinity Infant Food Shelf, swimming lessons and camping experiences for children in need at the YMCA, exhibit and supply expenses for the Mattawa Museum’s Canoe Build, and more. 

Here is a full list of grant recipients:
Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay and Districts – $500
Brain Injury Association of North Bay and Area – $7,175
Frontier College – $5,000
Gathering Place – $8,000
Heritage North Bay – $3,000
Literacy Nipissing – $1,500
Mattawa Museum – $8,846.57
Near North Palliative Care Network – $3,450
North Bay and District Humane Society – $3,920
North Bay and District Multicultural Centre – $5,865
Nurturing Hands Family Wellness Centre – $3,249
OUTLoud North Bay – $1,356
Packsac Smiles – $3,400
PADDLE Program – $10,000
Rotary Club of North Bay – $5,000
TP North Bay – $2,000
Trinity United Church – $5,000
Victoria’s Quilts – $3,000
YMCA Northeastern Ontario – $16,550

Officials say thanks to the generosity of local donors, the foundation has grown to create a substantial impact on our community.

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