Grand Women Of Sunset Community Foundation ~ It Is Time To Reunite!

It’s been way too long since we’ve seen you.GRAND WOMEN
It is time to reunite and celebrate your gifts.
Dear <<First Name>>,

As the new Executive Director for Sunset Community Foundation, I wish to get to know you better!

I accepted the position on September 6th, after the foundation didn’t have an ED for almost six months. My first weeks were consumed with accepting inquiries regarding the Grant Application Process and deadline for submissions.  This year, we received 39 grant applications for the Sept 30th deadline, totaling $298,749. After serious deliberation by our Grants Committee, the Board of Directors approved 25 Grant Applications totaling an allocation of $100,000 (plus $20,000 had already been granted through the South Huron Vitality Fund last Spring). All approved submissions were considered beneficial to the community and fell within our granting criteria in a highly impactful manner.

I feel terrible that I completely missed the role of the Grand Women in that process. For that I sincerely apologize.

Moving forward, I have invited Penny Nelligan to represent YOU, THE GRAND WOMEN, on stage at our upcoming event, and she has accepted.  Penny will be awarding the grant cheque to one of the three following organizations. You have the opportunity to vote for which one you would like to see the Grand Women endorse and present to on November 29th.

Please VOTE for ONE of the three organizations below and submit your choice by Friday, November 25th before 5 p.m. via email to me directly at
BBBS: Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron, Charitable # 13116 1952 RR001
Amy Wilhelm, 519-235-1780,
Project: Expansion of Big Bunch – Expand the existing big bunch program to include additional site in either Clinton or Seaforth. This program partners adults with school age children to participate in weekly activities for the duration of the school year.
Area of Impact: Children & Youth
Project Budget:                $28,900
Grant Request:                 $15,000
Grant Approved:             $10,000
Project start date January 1, 2023
Project end date December 31, 2023
Project Mid-Term Report Due: August 31, 2023
Project Final Report Due: January 31, 2024
FOPP: Friends of Pinery Park, Charitable # 12600 8671 RR001
Gayle Jeffery, C- 519-476-9060, W- 519-243-1521,,
Submitted by Johanne Beasley, 519-666-0544, 519-243-1521,
Frank Backx, Chairperson of FOPP  will ve representing the charity at the Grant Awards event
Project: Moth Wall – to build an onsite Moth Wall that will create an appreciation for moths in our ecosystem and contribute to our moth database in the area of Pinery Park
Area of Impact:  Preservation of the Environment
Project Budget:     $13,500
Grant Request:       $7,500
Grant Approved:   $6,000
Project start date: Dec, 2022
Project end date: build summer of 2023
Project Report Due: August 31st, 2023
GBNPH: Grand Bend Non Profit Housing Corporation, Charitable # 11894 5203 RR0001
Submitted by Kathy Campbell, 519-870-5072,
Jud Bumstead will be representing the charity at the Grant Awards event
Project:  Carpet Replacement in Common Rooms and Hallways at Sauble Court
Area of Impact:  Low Income & Social Services
Project Budget:     $29,965
Grant Request:     $15,000
Grant Approved: $15,000
Project start date: ASAP after funds are available (November 2022)
Project end date: ASAP
Project Report Due: August 31, 2023
<<First Name>>, we do hope that you plan to attend, so go ahead and register for the event so that your attendance is confirmed.
Please forward this link onto any other representatives that you wish to attend, that way each individual registers separately. Thank you.

So looking forward to seeing you on Nov 29th!
For Good. Forever.

Lisa Reaume, Executive Director
Sunset Community Foundation
P.O.  Box 1114
Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0
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