Community Impact

We invest in innovative projects and initiatives that enrich our community.

On May 2, 2019 we presented a total of $155,000 for 29 grant projects, supporting everything from music department improvements to football helmets for our local schools, from hospice family impact videos to summer jobs for students, from commercial refrigerators and ovens to lighted snowflakes for our downtown. As of this year we have invested over $3.8 million in our community, and the diversity of our investment over the years is truly astonishing!

How it Works

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.

In addition, we actively encourage the participation of other funding bodies through matching or challenge grants to further increase our impact in the community.