Discover Your Wilmot - Matching Grant Program 2018

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After continued success of the Discover Your Wilmot Funding Initiative, Wilmot will distribute $10,000 over the next two years to keep the program thriving.

(BADEN, ON) June 8, 2018 - The Discover Your Wilmot program will be continuing in 2018 and 2019 thanks to continued support from Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) to assist Wilmot’s Matching Grants program. Funds will be distributed to community-run projects or initiatives that “bring people together in a way that is widely accessible.”

To-date, the Discover Your Wilmot program has handed out a total of $75,000 through the Discover Your Wilmot: A Community of Caring Communities program and the Discover Your Wilmot: Canada’s 150 Fund. Successful projects and initiatives that have received funding in the past include: the Baden Fishing Derby; New Dundee Victoria Day Celebrations; New Hamburg Board of Trade Christmas Lights Revitalization: outdoor natural playground equipment at various schools within the Township; and 2017 Canada Day events such as the Guinness World Record Attempt and Extreme Stunt Show.

A new requirement to the Discover Your Wilmot: Matching Grant Program is that applicants will need to be able to match the grant amount received – to a maximum of $2,500. This can be done through other cash donations collected, volunteer hours required to plan and execute the project/initiative or in-kind support received.

If interested in participating in the Discover Your Wilmot: Matching Grant Program please visit our website to access the online application at

For additional information, please contact:
Jamie Vincent BBA
Financial Analyst, Township of Wilmot

About KWCF
Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) enables people, companies and organizations to do more good by making it easy for fundholders to give and for charities to receive money. When you make a donation to KWCF, they invest that gift into a permanent endowment fund which generates income that is then distributed through grants to support a wide range of charitable causes within our community. As a leading community-building organization in Waterloo Region, KWCF is focused on collaborating with partners to identify and meet current and future needs of our community, by enabling social capital and developing creative forward-thinking innovative solutions for place-based philanthropy. Learn more at

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