Waterloo community building boosted by partnership with Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation


(Waterloo, Ont. – August 14, 2018) The City of Waterloo is pleased to announce its newest grants partner, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF). 

“The success of our community is not dependent on one person or one organization. It’s the result of many people coming together to achieve a common goal,” says Mayor Dave Jaworsky. “We are thrilled to work with KWCF, and our residents, to enhance our community and make our neighbourhoods even stronger and more connected.” 

KWCF’s contribution of $20,000 over the course of two years, 2018 and 2019, will support the implementation of the city’s first neighbourhood strategy. For the first year, $10,000 will help boost the city’s popular community cash grants program with a focus on the neighbourhood stream. On average, Waterloo approves about $70,000 per year in cash grant requests for programs and events focused on recreation, sports, arts, culture, festivals and neighbourhoods. With added support from KWCF, more Waterloo residents can launch community initiatives that bring neighbours together. 

KWCF President & CEO, Elizabeth Heald adds, “Waterloo is already a city of great neighbourhoods. We are pleased to support a strategy that builds on that foundation and we’re excited to see that these financial resources will empower the community to bring great things to our neighbourhoods.”  

The 2019 cash grant program will open for applications in fall 2018. For information including eligibility requirements and applications, visit waterloo.ca/grants 

Media contacts:

Shelly Reed
Communications Specialist, City of Waterloo
TTY: 1-866-786-3941

Lynne Short
Vice-President, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation
519-725-1806 x 204