Past Prosperity Fund Grant Recipients

Past Prosperity Fund Grant Recipients

2018 Recipients 

Full list of 2018 Prosperity Fund grant recipients:

Essex Kent

 

Organization Name Project Name Grant Amount About the Project
Firehorse Leadership Organization Learn and Lead- Youth Instructors Leadership Program $21,049  Firehorse Leadership Organization receives $21,049 to expand their Learn & Lead youth leadership, providing financial literacy, life skills development and leadership mentorship to youth ages 14 – 25.
Charity House (Windsor)  Safe Haven $5,000 Safe Haven is an after-hours activity program for adolescent and young adult addiction treatment graduates, and is awarded $5,000 to promote positive lifestyle and employment choices, recovery-friendly activities and a substance-free social network. 
Kent Agriculture In the Classroom Action Committee Plant Agriculture Science Kit $5,000 The Plant Agricultural Science Kit for grade 3 students is awarded $5,000 and provides an introduction to modern farming and plant care focused on sustainability, technology and food production. 
Blenheim Youth Centre Youth Action Team (YAT) $5,000 The Blenheim Youth Centre receives $5,000 to provide leadership training and workshops to the Youth Action Team, elementary and high school students developing the skills to lead other local youth programs.
Enactus Windsor The Liberty Project $10,000 A social enterprise providing consulting and employment to survivors of human trafficking, the Liberty Project by Enactus Windsor pays a living wage to survivors to manufacture reusable menstrual pads, which are donated to underdeveloped countries. The Liberty Project receives $10,000.
Harrow and Colchester South Chamber of Commerce Win This Space - Harrow Centre $15,000 The Harrow and Colchester South Chamber of Commerce is awarded $15,000 for their economic development project, Win This Space Harrow, which will see area entrepreneurs complete business preparation sessions with the goal of awarding one finalist with free commercial space in the town of Harrow.
United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County On Track to Success - Youth Career Mentorship Program $18,951 The United Way Windsor-Essex is awarded $18,951 to support the Youth Career Mentorship program, providing career mentoring and hands-on experiential learning with local employers to economically disadvantaged youth in Essex County.

Haldimand-Norfolk

Organizational Name Project Name Grant Amount About the Project
Caledonia Agricultural Society Caledonia Agricultural Society Exhibition Hall Renovation's Education Room Multimedia Equipment $21,763 The Caledonia Agricultural Society’s grant of $21,763 will create a hub for local youth farmer groups, among others, to host educational events and workshops within the larger Exhibition Hall renovation. 
Cayuga Secondary School Student Council Grade Nine Orientation 2019 $6,000 The Cayuga Secondary School Student Council receives $6,000 to provide in-depth leadership training to 20 youth to develop leadership, mentoring and problem solving skills, along with the ability to debrief and learn from leadership opportunities, culminating in organizing and leading the grade nine orientation day for 120 students.
Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre - Centre Trillium D'entraide Des Enfants Atteints Du Cancer 2019 Teen Conference $10,000 The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre receives $10,000 to provide 100 teens living with cancer a week-long camp with seminars and workshops focused on future career and leadership opportunities.
ALUS Norfolk Grow With Us: Supporting the Norfolk Environmental Stewardship Team $5,000 ALUS Norfolk’s Grow with Us program receives $5,000 to provide workshops and experiential learning opportunities to summer students, focused on environmental stewardship, practical knowledge of local ecosystems and leadership skills.

Huron Perth

Organization Name Project Name Grant Amount About the Project
Huron Business Development Corporation, operating as Community Futures Huron Huron County Regional Food Hub $60,000 The Huron County Regional Food hub receives $60,000 to operate a social enterprise to support ongoing work bring more local foods into schools and connecting local producers to the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre. 
Blyth Centre for the Arts The Young Company  $10,000 The Blyth Centre for the Arts is awarded $10,000 to their Young Company, promoting interest and participation in the arts to youth ages 13 – 19 through training workshops, mentorship, performance and production opportunities in a live theatre environment.
Huron Manufacturing Association HMA Manufacturing Student Bus Tours $5,000 The Huron Manufacturing Association receives a $5,000 grant to bring educators and students together with area manufacturers to develop an understanding of the needs of manufacturers, what is expected of future employees and what part technology plays in the sector. 
Rural Response for Healthy Children Wash It! A Social Enterprise $10,000 Rural Response for Healthy Children will use it’s $10,000 grant to start a new social enterprise, Wash It!, to engage area families in creating and selling soap detergents to build employable skills and small business management knowledge.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron Big Bunch  $5,000 The Big Bunch program through Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron receives $5,000 to provide mentorship and social opportunities for youth waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Sister, fostering social connections between peers awaiting a personal mentor.
Township of North Huron In It To Win It North Huron  $10,000 The Township of North Huron’s new economic development initiative, In It To Win It, receives $10,000 to support area entrepreneurs in turning their ideas and concepts into sustainable business plans through structured training sessions. 

KITCHENER WATERLOO

Organization Name Project Name Grant Amount About the Project
Reception House- Waterloo Region Inc.  New Canadian Youth Connections $20,000  The New Canadian Youth Connections is awarded $20,000 for their project offering government assisted refugee (GAR) youth the opportunity to lead activities and programs.
Kitchener Waterloo Counselling Services Incorporated OK2BME Youth Leadership Group $10,000  OK2BME Youth Leadership Group supports LGBTQ+ youth through a youth recreation and leadership development program, and receives $10,000 to plan an annual Gender and Sexuality Alliance Conference (GSA Conference), a one-day community-building, brave space conference for LGBTQ+ youth. 

Lambton Middlesex

Organization Name Project Name Grant Amount About the Project
Sarnia-Lambton "Rebound"- A Program for Youth The Hub  $26,910  The Hub aims to provide a safe space with educational, social, emotional and health services for youth experiencing homelessness. Youth Advisors will gain leadership skills and valuable career skills by delivering life-skills based programming to young people in the community. The Hub has been awarded $26,910.
Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Steering Committee Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Strategic Plan $10,000  The Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Steering Committee receives $10,000 to develop a strategic plan to actively support regional economic development. The strategic plan will help focus efforts by utilizing Intelligent Community methods to increase regional social and economic prosperity. 

London St. Thomas

Organization Name Project Name Grant Amount About the Project
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Inc.  Habitat for Humanity Financial Foundations $25,000  Habitat for Humanity Financial Foundations is awarded $25,000 to provide individuals and families with in-depth financial literacy training to set them up for success as new homeowners. 
The Learning Disabilities Association - London Region Fostering Financial Literacy and Building Life Time Efficacy for Students with Learning Disabilities $29,250  The Learning Disabilities Association receives $29,250 to foster financial literacy skills among youth with learning disabilities using real-life examples, simulations and concrete exercises. 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area First Nations mentoring programs $12,000  The Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area First Nations Mentoring Program receives $12,000 to serve youth from local First Nations communities with in-school mentoring to develop healthy active living, self-esteem, communication skills, and emotional health. 
Western University Youth Leadership in Indigenous Communities $10,000  The Youth Leadership in Indigenous Communities project through Western University is awarded $10,000 to engage youth ages 13 to 16 in four local Indigenous communities to facilitate science and engineering outreach programs in their own communities in partnership with Western Engineering
London InterCommunity Health Centre OEV Community Exchange Project $7,841  The London InterCommunity Health Centre’s grant of $7,841 expands the OEV Community Exchange Project, which matches residents based on skills, services and resources offered or sought, connecting people for individual and collective benefit.
Pathway Skill Development and Placement Centre Getting Started: Entrepreneurial & Artisanal Woodworkers Program $17,159  The Pathways Skill Development and Placement Centre is awarded $17,159 for the micro-enterprise supporting aspiring woodworkers to initiate a new business by providing skills-based workshops, professional-grade resources and entrepreneurial supports. 
One Spark London-Middlesex One Spark Entrepreneurship Program $15,000  The One Spark Entrepreneurship Program receives $15,000 to help rural women experiencing violence bring business ideas to life by providing financial literacy workshops, financial advice and legal supports to participants. 
Elgin/St. Thomas Small Business Enterprise Centre a division of St. Thomas Ecnomic Development Corporation Prosper Self Employment Program $45,000  The Prosper Self Employment Program is awarded $45,000 to support vulnerable and low-income participants who face barriers in the community with financial literacy development, and guidance and mentorship from business advisors to support future employment opportunities. 
STEAM Education Centres Incorporated STEAM City Media Student Job and Training Board $5,000  STEAM City Media, as part of the STEAM Education Centres Incorporated, is a new student-run media outlet receiving $5,000 to provide students with skills related to STEAM education, additional training and skills in creative, digital and enterprise platforms, to support job readiness. 
Fresh Start Support Services Money Opprotunities Management (M.O.M.) Program $5,000  Fresh Start Support Services’ M.O.M. Program receives $5,000 to provide access to information and resources supporting financial literacy for single young (under 25) mothers who are responsible for managing the finances of their families.

2017 Recipients

Essex-Kent Region

ORGANIZATION
PROJECT NAME
GRANT AMOUNT
LaSalle Hangout for YouthEcoKids$5,000
Chatham - Kent 4-H AssociationYouth Development and Leadership$5,000
University of WindsorThe Libro Social Innovators Program$89,140
Windsor HackforgeThe TechBoost Program$30,850
Essex County Federation of AgricultureECFA Buy Local Digital Campaign$5,000
Natural Pathways Learning CentreYouth Outdoor Leadership Initiative$6,400
Access County Community Support ServicesDeveloping Young Leaders Mentorship-Employment Project$18,581
The Windsor-Essex Children's Aid FoundationVolunteer Homework & Mentorship Program$9,150

Haldimand-Norfolk Region

ORGANIZATION
PROJECT NAME
GRANT AMOUNT
Community Living HaldimandToday's Learners - Tomorrow's Leaders$10,000
Jarvis Lions ClubJarvis 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 FoundationDollars With Sense Program Launch in Brantford-Haldimand-Norfolk$10,000

Huron-Perth Region

ORGANIZATION
PROJECT NAME
GRANT AMOUNT
Huron Manufacturing AssociationHMA Manufacturing Student Bus Tours$5,000
Optimist Club of BayfieldLibro / Bayfield Optimist Education Program$5,000
Camp MenesetungPay-It-Forward - Camp Menesetung Community Initiative$10,000
Listowel Business Improvement AreaWin This Space Listowel$10,000
The Local Community Food CentreCommunity Access Market (Expansion)$18,000
Tesswater Agricultural SocietyRaise the Roof$5,000
Comittee of Council, Township of North HuronUpgrades to Wingham Town Hall Theater$5,000

Kitchener-Waterloo Region

ORGANIZATION
PROJECT NAME
GRANT AMOUNT
St. Paul's University CollegeEnhancing Youth-Led Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Waterloo Region$35,000
Open Food Network CanadaDeveloping open source technology tools for local farms, food hubs and food co-ops$25,860
Carizon Family and Community ServicesFinancial Wellness in Vulnerable Communities$20,000
Rare Charitable Research ReserveCommunity Gardens Assistant$10,000

Lambton-Middlesex Region

ORGANIZATION
PROJECT NAME
GRANT AMOUNT
North Lambton Community Health CentreiCAN / Jepzidaa After School Program$7,000
Sarnia - Lambton Business Development CorporationLaunch in Lambton - Win This Space!$20,000
Strathroy District Arts CouncilStrathroy-Caradoc Optimist Youth Band$5,000

London-St. Thomas Region

ORGANIZATION
PROJECT NAME
GRANT AMOUNT
Boys and Girls Club of LondonYouth 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 OntarioCapacity Building of Youth with Engineering and Science Fields$20,000
The Ontario Co-operative AssociationCYL Startup$15,000

2016 Recipients

Essex Kent Region

PROJECT NAME
ORGANIZATION
LOCATION
GRANT AMOUNT
Agriculture Science Kits
Kent Agricultural In the Classroom Action Committee
Blenheim
$5,000
Belle River DHS Kitchen Update
Belle River District High School
Belle River
$10,000
Building Leadership and Confidence in our Youth
Blenheim Youth Centre
Blenheim
$5,000
Digitizing
Essex and Community Historical Research Society
Essex
$5,000
Downtown Holiday Nights
River Lights Winter Festival & the Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce
Amherstburg
$5,000
Essex County Agricultural Education and Training Trailer
Essex County Grain Farmers of Ontario District 1
Woodslee
$7,500
Harrow Youth Centre - High School-Aged Youth
Access County Community Support Services
Harrow
$20,000
Youth Leaders in Action Firehorse Leadership Organization Amherstburg $5,000
Youth Museum Experience Kingsville Historical Park Museum Kingsville $10,000
Youth Small Business Program Leamington Rise Asset Development Leamington $7,500
Libro Start Up Softech Alliance Network (Operating as WETech Alliance) Essex Kent Region $50,000
Youth In Action - Summer Work Experience Community Living Essex Essex Kent Region $21,039


Haldimand-Norfolk Region

PROJECT NAME
ORGANIZATION
LOCATION
GRANT AMOUNT
Community Kitchen: Community Café and Food FixCommunity Support Centre Haldimand NorfolkCaledonia$10,000
Dunnville Farmers' Market Redevelopment ProjectDunnville Farmers' Market AssociationCayuga$5,500
Today's Learner – Tomorrow's LeadersCommunity Living HaldimandCayuga$5,500
Hagersville and Area Community GardenHighway Pentecostal ChurchHagersville$9,000
Arcady Youth InitiativeThe Norfolk SingersSimcoe$32,000
Information KiosksNorfolk County Agricultural SocietySimcoe$5,000
Marketing ALUS on your PropertyALUS Norfolk Inc.Simcoe$5,000


Huron-Perth Region

PROJECT NAME
ORGANIZATION
LOCATION
GRANT AMOUNT
Be Open InitiativeClinton & Central Huron BIA Beautification CommitteeClinton$5,000
Clinton 2017 Habitat BuildHabitat for Humanity Huron CountyClinton$5,000
Community Health Matters – BAFHT ExpansionBluewater Area Family Health TeamExeter$10,000
Huron County Afghanistan Community MonumentRoyal Canadian Legion Branch 109 Huron County Afghanistan Community MonumentGoderich$5,000
Kids in the Kitchen, Traveling Summer Cooking CampCentralia Pastoral ChargeGoderich$5,000
Launchit Minto – Elevating AgricultureLaunchit MintoListowel$10,000
Sprucedale Public School Playground InitiativeSprucedale Public SchoolStratford$5,000
Our Hospital, Our FutureWingham and District Hospital Foundation (1986)Wingham$10,000


Kitchener-Waterloo Region

PROJECT NAME
ORGANIZATION
LOCATION
GRANT AMOUNT
Financial Literacy Authentic Task SetsProject Read Literacy Network (Waterloo-Wellington)Waterloo$8,600
Financial Literacy InitiativeHabitat for Humanity Waterloo Region Inc.Waterloo$15,400
Making Your Money CountLutherwoodKitchener$11,000


Lambton-Middlesex Region

PROJECT NAME
ORGANIZATION
LOCATION
GRANT AMOUNT
Modernization Project, Phase 2Forest Curling and Social ClubArkona$10,000
Boy's Home TreesYouth Services of Lambton CountyBright's Grove$19,875
Libro Youth Environment Alliance (LYEA)SalthavenMount Brydges$17,133
Community Arts and Innovation CentreThe Arts Council of East Lambton (ACEL)Watford$20,000
Youth Leadership and Capacity BuildingWomen's Rural Resource Centre of Stathroy and AreaStrathroy$10,000


London-St. Thomas Region

PROJECT NAME
ORGANIZATION
LOCATION
GRANT AMOUNT
Best Buddies Friendship Program ExpansionBest Buddies of CanadaLondon$8,500
Empowering LGBTQ2+ Youth: Safe Spaces, Leadership, Career Skill Development and Financial LiteracyRegional HIV/AIDS ConnectionLondon$7,200
Improving Post-Secondary School Readiness for Students With Learning DisabilitiesLearning Disabilities Association for London RegionLondon$10,000
OLA Financial Literacy for Those Facing BarriersATN Access for Persons With Disabilities Inc.London$24,300
Paths to Prosperity: Building Sustainable SecurityLifespinLondon$49,953
Forest Park Playground DreamForest Park Public School Parents AssociationSt Thomas$10,000