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Launched in 2015, by The Rotary Club of Kingston, the Community Outreach Grants this year go to 14 different organizations in a total amount of $28, 391.
The meeting has become known as the club’s “Annual day of giving”. This year there were a total of 26 applications requesting nearly $54,000 in funding! These were reviewed by a committee of 14 members headed up by Rtns Lindsey Foster and Paul Elsley.

Funds for the grants were raised through such activities as The Rotary Gala, Rotary Cash Calendar, Rotary Nut Drive, Oktoberfest, and Online auctions.

The community grants were broken out into three categories: eleven “outreach” grants, two youth grants and 3 “campership” grants. Families, young adults, campers, seniors, women, those who are living with food insecurity and a lack of housing will in some small ways feel  the impact and benefits of these projects and programs.

Community Outreach Grants:


$ 18,891


Bereaved Families of Ontario


Lisa Cassidy

Bloom Skills Centre


Amber Potter

Community Friends in Motion


Jan Calder

Council on Aging


Debbie Newton

Dawn House


Maggie McLaren

Dress for Success


Lindsay Macdonald

Extend-a-Family Kingston


Ian Cholmondeley

Loving Spoonful


Caitlin Nevey

Martha’s Table


Ronda Candy

RKY Camp


Darcy Munn

St. Vincent de Paul Society


Judy Fyfe


Youth Development




Big Brothers, Big Sisters


Kylie Filion

BGC Southeast


Amanda Guarino and Devin Reynolds








BGC Southeast


Amanda Guarino and Devin Reynolds

Camp Outlook


Greg Gransden



Darcy Mann

TOTALS -16 grants to 14 organizations



Co-chair Paul Elsley introduced the recipients who were given two minutes to describe their project.

Responses by Recipients on receiving a 2023 Rotary Grant