In 2018 the Foundation introduced a new kind of giving with the 50 Grand Women project. More than 70 women in the Grand Bend area donated $1,000 to create a “donor-advised” endowment fund to benefit the area now and forever. Members enjoy getting together to learn about needs in our communities, and have the opportunity to decide among themselves how the annual grant from the fund will be allocated. The first two grants went to the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre, and Huron Women’s Shelter.

In 2020, Grand Men, the same concept for community-minded men, got under way with a highly successful virtual Scotch tasting. Both groups have events planned this fall.

Interested in becoming a “Grand”? Contact Pat Morden at or 519-619-8630