Smart & Caring Grants Program: Vital Grants Update


The KWCF's Smart & Caring Grants Program was established to empower community organizations to strengthen the sense of belonging in our community.

In 2015 we launched Vital Grants - a multi-year stream that committed $300,000 (over two years) equally invested in the five municipalities we serve: Kitchener, Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich. 

We challenged local leaders in each of the five communities to identify the unique barriers to Belonging they were facing, and to design a project that responded to those challenges. 

These projects are still underway, and we look forward to sharing the final results this fall as a part of our second annual Belonging Impact Report. In the meantime, we are excited to share update videos for two of the projects we supported!

KW Working Centre - Belonging in Downtown Kitchener Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region - Expanding the Go Girls program into the Township of Woolwich


Yassmin GhotbGrant Stories