The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.
The Ballytobin Foundation is dedicated to the philanthropic support of visual and performing arts in Kingston, Ontario. It encourages organizations within the City of Kingston who are exploring a wide range of projects, from traditional to experimental. The role of the Foundation is to give cultural groups access to performance, rehearsal and display space at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts and at The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, by subsidizing the rental fees.
The City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF) was established by Kingston City Council in 2013 in response to a need identified in the Kingston Culture Plan. It is designed to support groups and organizations that focus on cultural heritage in ways that benefit the community. The program is administered by the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) on behalf of the City of Kingston.
The City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) provides grants to local arts organizations and projects to foster creativity at all levels and enrich how Kingston residents experience and engage with the arts. Since its inception in 2007, CKAF has provided a mechanism for the City to invest in the arts and arts organizations with more than $500,000 committed annually to support a combination of both operational and project funding.
The Community Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that makes financial grants to a wide range of charities; promotes philanthropy and builds connections between donors and good works; and acts as a catalyst amongst organizations. It provides granting programs for organizations in the Kingston region through the Community Grants Program , the Regina Rosen Food First Fund, The Stark Family Fund, and the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development.
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service, and high ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
Chartered in 1985, the members of Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston strive for the ideal of “Service above Self”. Our local, international and youth service projects are tied to the Rotary International six areas of focus.
The United Way’s mission is to build and strengthen the community by bringing people and resources together to facilitate change. They distribute funding through three impact areas: (1) Helping Kids Be All They Can Be, (2) Building Strong and Healthy Communities, and (3) Moving People From Poverty to Possibility.
The Davies Charitable Foundation is a registered, non-profit charitable organization founded in 1990 by Elaine and Michael Davies, former owner and publisher of the Kingston Whig-Standard. The purpose of the Davies Charitable Foundation is to support individuals and registered charitable organizations within Kingston, Ontario region in the areas of the arts, education, health and sports.