Sunset Community Foundation supports the
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Sometimes a small investment can reap big rewards.

That’s certainly the case with Sunset Community Foundation’s grant to the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program(CVITP), partnering with Huron County Food Bank DC . Through CVITP, community organizations host free tax clinics where specially-trained volunteers file tax returns for people with a modest income who are unable to complete their own returns.The grant of $2,500 supported travel costs for volunteer accountants doing income tax clinics across Huron and Middlesex Counties and Lambton Shores.

In all, 1102 returns were completed in this region, with significant economic impact. Says Wayne Clausius, the program coordinator, “We were able to inject $2.7 million back into the respective communities during 2022/23. The most surprising aspect of last year’s results, was that almost $900K of that total went to parents, through the Canada Child Benefit program.”

“We’re thrilled to see the impact of this small grant, which helped so many low-income families,” says Sunset Community Foundation Chair Deb Gill. “This is what our Foundation is all about – meeting the needs of our communities with targeted investments.”

Gill also expressed her thanks to the volunteer accountants who gave their time and expertise to the program.

Reminder: Applications are still being accepted for the South Huron Vitality Fund, deadline is April 1st, 2023:

For more information, contact:
Lisa Reaume, Executive Director, Sunset CF, 519-280-0944
Tom Prout, Chairman, South Huron Vitality Fund, 519-670-2373
Wayne Clausius, Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Co-Ordinator, 519-238-8054SUNSET COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONVISION: Vibrant, just, and sustainable communities where everyone belongs.
MISSION: Helping donors and organizations make a difference in our communities, now and forever.