The grant was awarded for projects aimed at improving mental, physical and emotional health
BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE FOUNDATION
The Blue Mountain Village Foundation (BMVF) is dedicated to providing grants to charitable organizations in the South Georgian Bay region whose activities are aimed at closing social gaps in our community. BMVF is committed to improving the quality of life, especially in the areas of health, education, arts, environment, leisure, etc.
Support is provided in the form of cash grants to fund specific projects that meet the foundation’s mandate and criteria. Local organizations were invited to submit grant applications that included the following issues:
- Physical and emotional isolation due to COVID-19;
- Gaps in services and supports for seniors;
- Limited access to accessible housing;
- food insecurity;
- Increase in mental health problems, especially anxiety;
- Reduced access to all forms of health care services;
- Labor shortages in all sectors as well as job losses in employment contexts; and affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. performing artists, catering workers, etc.);
- Increase in family problems such as domestic violence.
We are proud to announce the grant of $15,000, divided equally between the following 10 agencies:
- Break down the barriers
- elephant thoughts
- Events for Life
- Home Horizon – Barbara Weider House
- Edge Direction
- Living Dream Foundation
- Meaford Food Bank
- Rainbow Georgian Triangle
- Collingwood Theater
- United Way Simcoe Muskoka
The Blue Mountain Village Foundation disbursed funds to successful grant recipients on April 20, 2022.
On behalf of our fundraising team and partners, our Board of Directors and staff, and all members of the Blue Mountain Village community, we sincerely thank all of the local social service agencies who continue to go above and beyond to support our community.
“Social organizations play a vital role in our community and our economy in Southern Georgian Bay. bringing innovation and local spirit to the table to tackle some of our most critical challenges. We are proud to support their efforts and share their stories. said Andrew Siegwart, president of the Blue Mountain Village Foundation.
BMVF would also like to thank our corporate sponsors: AM Group of Companies, Aragon Restaurants, Blue Mountain Adventure Tours, Blue Mountain Resort, Century 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd., CPS Flooring, Crozier Consulting Engineers, EPCOR , Georgian College – South Georgian Bay Campus, Greenland Group of Companies, GFL Environmental, Heretic Spirits, Mycollingwood.ca, Northwinds Brewery Ltd., Park Sign, Re/Max at Blue Realty Inc., Brokerage, Rogers Canada, Rusty’s at Blue , Skyline Blue Mountain Developments Inc., Sunset Grill, Tatham Engineering, Town of the Blue Mountains and Tripemco Insurance Group Limited.
The Blue Mountain Village Foundation exists to bridge social gaps in our community, supporting local charities located throughout South Georgian Bay (including Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Town of the Blue Mountains, Meaford, Duntroon, Singhampton , Kimberly and Creemore). We raise funds through an annual golf tournament as well as other events and activations. Since our inception over 15 years ago, we have raised over $1.57 million that has been reinvested in our community through meaningful and needed support programs and services. We achieve our goals through advocacy, fundraising, program delivery, and effective marketing and communications.
Funding and scholarship information can be obtained through the BMVF website at: www.bluemountainvillage.ca/
Direct donations can be made to support the Blue Mountain Village Foundation at: https://bluemountainvillage.