SCF Supports Community Spirit in South Huron

Sunset Community Foundation Supports Community Spirit in South Huron
AN EVENING OF CELEBRATIONSunset Community Foundation AGM 2023

On May 17, the Sunset Community Foundation announced grants to a variety of organizations in South Huron, totaling more than $6,700.“We are thrilled to support a diverse group of organizations that truly reflect the spirit and vitality of South Huron,” says Sunset Community Foundation Chair Charlene Masschelein. “From children to seniors, from sport and social services to culture and heritage, these grants are helping to make great things happen in our communities.”

The organizations receiving grants are:
• Thames Road Elimville Community Park, to build a toddler swing set
• Stephen Central Public School, for outdoor learning resources
• Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
• South Huron Arts Centre toward creation of pottery studio
• Huron Waves Music Festival for specialty program for LGBTQ2S+
• Foundation for Enriching Education Perth Huron, to support the Caring Fund
• Exeter Skating Club for skating bursaries
• Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron to support the summer day camp program
• Alzheimer Society of Huron Perth to support the Minds in Motion program
• The Exeter and District Heritage Foundation for Exeter 150th celebration programming

The grants were made from the South Huron Community Fund, held by Sunset Community Foundation. The Fund includes the South Huron Vitality Fund, established by the Municipality of South Huron, and several family funds created by generous community members.

“The grants committee was impressed by the number and quality of applications,” says Tom Prout, Liaison of the South Huron Community Fund. “They chose the recipients they felt would make the greatest impact in our communities. We’re delighted with the results.”

Amy Wilhelm is Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron. “We are so grateful to receive this support,” she says. “It will help us provide new experiences for children from six to 13 who might otherwise not have these opportunities.”