The COVID-19 pandemic sparked big community needs and the pressure on our local charitable organizations increased as more community members accessed their services. At the same time, demand on some small Oakville businesses lessened. With the Ontario State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic coming to an end, The Foundation is shifting its granting focus towards recovery.
The Charity-Small Business Partnership Program is a unique program that encouraged local Oakville charities to apply for funding for the purchase of goods and services from an Oakville small business, including meals, equipment, devices or consulting services.
Charities purchasing meals were eligible for up to $5,000. Charities purchasing other goods and services were able to apply for up to $10,000. Successful partnership applications were selected by a panel of independent experts, listed below.
Applications are now closed.
The Foundation is happy to announce the following successful Charity-Small Business Partnerships:
- Caribbean Food Beats the COVID-19 Blues – $5,000
Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton with Caribbean Vibes Milton
- Youth Holiday Celebration – $5,000
Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton with Le Dome Banquet Hall
- Student Smoothie Stations – $5,000
Halton Food For Thought with SupperWorks Oakville
- Food/Catering Meal Program – $5,000
Salvation Army, Lighthouse Emergency Shelter with Parlato’s Catering
Other Goods and Services
- ArtHouse Champions – Generosity Runs Deep – $10,000
ArtHouse For Children and Youth with The Medicine Shoppe and Barkley Design, Print & Copy
- Healing Wheelz – $10,000
Front Line Outreach with GEARS Bike Shop
- Habitat Halton-Mississauga 8 Home Build – $10,000
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga with Speers Flooring
- Building a Strong Governance Model: Financial Audit Services – $7,000
Heartache2Hope with Capstick McCollum & Associates
- Enhancing the Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre – $5,400
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre with Bullard Brothers Painting
- Development of Project Management Database – $8,500
Kerr Street Mission with Kagzi Enterprises Inc.
- Connecting Online – $7,938
Literacy South Halton with PushFire
- Technology Update – $6,568.60
Oakville Meals on Wheels with Numentis
- Humane Education – $9,410.62
Oakville & Milton Humane Society with Zarr Tech Inc.
- Safetynet Branding Enhancement Initiative – $1,751.78
Safetynet Children and Youth Services with Creative Marketing Resources
- Connecting the Community Virtually – $3,431
Shaarei Beth El Synagogue with Proxy Electric
Industry Expert Panel
An Industry Expert Panel selected the successful applicants. This panel includes:
- Kirby Alguire, Vice President, Finance, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
- Binu Dhas, VP Operations, Hoskin Scientific
- Tino DosSantos, VP of Business Markets for Southwestern Ontario, RBC
- Christine M Langevin, Chartered Professional Accountant, C.Dir., CPA, CMA, CFE, BComm
Advisory support was offered from the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and Henderson Partners LLP.
This initiative is made possible with sponsorship from RBC and PearTree Financial and continued support from Ford Canada.