Dec 18, 2020 /

Kindred Charitable Fund Announces 2021 Grant Recipients

Kindred Credit Union is pleased to announce the Kindred Charitable Fund 2021 grant recipients. After reviewing 41 applications, the committee selected 16 organizations that will receive a total of $81,000 in funding in 2021. Each selected organization actively inspires peaceful, just, and prosperous communities.

The Kindred Charitable Fund has distributed $1.3 million in support of churches and charitable organizations since its inception in 1999. Including the 2021 recipients, a total of 163 groups have benefited from these grants, which have impacted people and communities across Ontario.

The full list of recipients is noted below. More information about each group and their community-building work will be made available on kindredcu.com in January.

Adventure4Change
Brighter Futures Initiative (BFI) – Waterloo

$7,500

Cambridge Shelter Corporation
Housing Assistance Fund – Cambridge

$5,000

Community Justice Initiatives of Waterloo Region
EMS Homeshare – Kitchener

$5,000

Crow Shield Lodge
Strengthening Community Through Land-based Healing – Cambridge

$2,500

Elora House
The New Hope Initiative – Guelph

$5,000

House of Friendship
A Welcoming and safe space for Courtland Shelley Community Food Programs – Kitchener

$3,500

Matthew House Ottawa
Ensuring Justice for Refugee Claimants – Ottawa

$5,000

Compass Refugee Centre (formerly Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support)
Protecting Spaces of Refuge – Kitchener

$7,500

Mission Services of London
Prevention of Homelessness Among Families (PHAF) Program – London

$2,500

Shelter Movers
Shelter Movers Waterloo Region Launch – Toronto

$2,500

Social Development Centre Waterloo Region
Engaging Low-Income Residents in Climate Action – Kitchener

$5,000

The Bridge Leamington Youth Resource Centre
Re-Branding 102 – Leamington

$7,500

The Church of St. John the Evangelist
Kindred ABTC Kitchen Management Initiative – Kitchener

$7,500

The Gathering Food Centre o/a Church Out Serving
COS Emergency Food Program – Simcoe

$5,000

The Local Community Food Centre
School Garden Program – Stratford

$5,000

Theatre of the Beat
Digital Tour of Unmute – Toronto

$5,000

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