This year (2021) we approved a total of $157,721.04 for 23 grant projects, supporting important initiatives such as volleyball equipment, iPads and Chromebooks for our local schools, bike maintenance tools and supplies, as well as events to create a bicycle friendly community, community engagement videos for our local theatre, and summer jobs for local students. Since 2003 we have invested over $4 million in our community, and the diversity of our investment over the years is truly astonishing!
As your Community Foundation, we pool the charitable gifts we receive into permanent, income-earning endowments, which are then held in trust for the benefit of the community. While the capital is not touched, grants are made from the earnings of these funds to seed, nurture and support community initiatives.
The Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation manages these funding streams for the community:
The Community Fund is the main fund used to fund projects that benefit the residents of Campbellford/Seymour through a grant application process.
The Municipal Fund is used for projects determined by The Municipality of Trent Hills.
The Northumberland Arts & Crafts - Jan & Evert Scheidt Fund is used to fund Arts & Culture projects that benefit the residents of Campbellford/Seymour through a grant application process.
The Environmental Fund is used to fund environmental projets that benefit the residents of Campbellford/Seymour through an application process.
The Ontario Endowment for Children & Youth in Recreation Fund is used to fund recreation projects and programs for children and youth in Campbellford/Seymour.
The Joseph Rudolf Marth Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Harold (Hank) Leith Willis Memorial Scholarship Fund are used to provide awards to graduating students from Campbellford District High School.
The Northumberland Land Trust Endowment Fund is an agency fund established by the Northumberland Land Trust to provide a permanent source of income for the organization.
In addition, we actively encourage the participation of other funding bodies through matching or challenge grants to further increase our impact in the community.