Grant Recipients

Libro has invested $460,000 through the 2017 Prosperity Fund to support programs and projects across southwestern Ontario that are helping to grow regional prosperity in three focus areas: economic development, youth leadership and money smarts.

Libro’s Prosperity Fund invested in 31 organizations and community groups whose initiatives support entrepreneurship, financial knowledge and career skill development for young people – all aimed at growing prosperity across the region.

Full list of 2017 Prosperity Fund grant recipients:

Essex-Kent Region

project name
Grant Amount
LaSalle Hangout for Youth EcoKids $5,000
Chatham - Kent 4-H Association Youth Development and Leadership $5,000
University of Windsor The Libro Social Innovators Program $89,140
Windsor Hackforge The TechBoost Program $30,850
Essex County Federation of Agriculture ECFA Buy Local Digital Campaign $5,000
Natural Pathways Learning Centre Youth Outdoor Leadership Initiative $6,400
Access County Community Support Services Developing Young Leaders Mentorship-Employment Project $18,581
The Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Foundation Volunteer Homework & Mentorship Program $9,150

Haldimand-Norfolk Region

Project name
Grant Amount
Community Living Haldimand Today's Learners - Tomorrow's Leaders $10,000
Jarvis Lions Club Jarvis Lions Park Walking Trail $10,000
Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
Expansion of Leadership Development Programs at Camp Trillium, Rainbow Lake $15,000
Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region Foundation Dollars With Sense Program Launch in Brantford-Haldimand-Norfolk $10,000

Huron-Perth Region

project name
Grant Amount
Huron Manufacturing Association HMA Manufacturing Student Bus Tours $5,000
Optimist Club of Bayfield Libro / Bayfield Optimist Education Program $5,000
Camp Menesetung Pay-It-Forward - Camp Menesetung Community Initiative $10,000
Listowel Business Improvement Area Win This Space Listowel $10,000
The Local Community Food Centre Community Access Market (Expansion) $18,000
Tesswater Agricultural Society Raise the Roof $5,000
Comittee of Council, Township of North Huron Upgrades to Wingham Town Hall Theater $5,000

Kitchener-Waterloo Region

project name
Grant Amount
St. Paul's University College Enhancing Youth-Led Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Waterloo Region $35,000
Open Food Network Canada Developing open source technology tools for local farms, food hubs and food co-ops $25,860
Carizon Family and Community Services Financial Wellness in Vulnerable Communities $20,000
Rare Charitable Research Reserve Community Gardens Assistant $10,000

Lambton-Middlesex Region

project name
Grant Amount
North Lambton Community Health Centre iCAN / Jepzidaa After School Program $7,000
Sarnia - Lambton Business Development Corporation Launch in Lambton - Win This Space! $20,000
Strathroy District Arts Council Strathroy-Caradoc Optimist Youth Band $5,000

London-St. Thomas Region

project name
Grant Amount
Boys and Girls Club of London Youth Digital Innovation Stations (Youth DIScover) $20,000
Junior Achievement of London & District, Inc. JA Personal Finance for High School Students $10,000
The University of Western Ontario Capacity Building of Youth with Engineering and Science Fields $20,000
The Ontario Co-operative Association CYL Startup $15,000