Grant & Scholarship Recipients

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Laurie Hawkins Memorial Scholarship to Samantha Moreau

Cassandra Hawkins Memorial Scholarship to Alissa Alyea

Jordan Hawkins Memorial Scholarship to Leon Yalda

Pat & Barry Smith Scholarships to Quintan Bruce, Amy Martin, Grace McLeod and Jenna Rutherford

Lorna & George Roberts Scholarship to Daniel Colcuc

We granted over $32,000 in 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg & Area
‘Go girls’ program expansion.  Supported by grants from Lessif Family and Ken & Lynda Whiteford Funds, the program encourages an appreciation of active, healthy living and teaches trust, independent thinking and self-confidence.

Domestic Abuse Services Oxford
A grant from the Doug & Yvonne Eckel Fund allowed for the purchase of new outdoor table and chairs for DASO’s secure outdoor space, used by women and children, and for therapeutic play.

Folden’s Community Playground
The growing community of Foldens will be purchasing new playground equipment, thanks to a Canada Summer Games Flow Through Grant. The equipment will be suited for all ages giving children a place to play, socialize and enjoy the outdoors.

Hickson Trail Expansion
A Canada Summer Games Flow Through Grant is supporting the expansion of the Hickson Trail including the clearing of overgrown brush and the installation of two bridges.





Ingersoll Choral Society
Grants from the Henning Hansen Memorial Fund and CFC’s 150th Matching Program supported the production of “ICS Goes West.” ICS provides cultural experiences at an affordable price for students, seniors and community members.

Junior Acheivement’s ‘Company Program’ & ‘Economics for Success’
Grants from the Lessif Family and Joland Family Funds supported the delivery of the Junior Achievement programs in local schools, encouraging students to develop entrepreneurial, financial literacy, work readiness and leadership skills.

Lake Lisgar Phase 5 Revitalization Project
The Alabastine-Wilkinson Family Fund and CFC’s 150th Matching Program assisted improving water quality and protecting and maintaining the habitat of 4 endangered species of turtles, fish and over 400 documented species of birds in Lake Lisgar.

Oxford Winds  Community Concert Band
Thanks to grants from the Brian & Rosemary George Fund and CFC’s 150th Matching Program, Oxford Community Concert Band was able to purchase a new drum kit and support the production of a Canada 150 Concert on May 5th, 2017.

Tillsonburg Senior Centre Wall Mural
OCF’s Builder’s Circle Fund and CFC’s 150th Matching Program supported the purchase of supplies for a wall mural at the Senior Centre. Student Stephanie Parker’s tribute to the Canadian flag was the winning submission. This initiative provides intergenerational interaction, enhances the senior’s living space and provides a creative opportunity for students.

Transformational Leadership Development Program
A grant from OCF’s Builder’s Circle Fund is supporting the launch of a secular program for aspiring youth in our community. The program is being developed by the Church of the Epiphany to teach young aspiring leaders healthy relationship cultivation techniques, long-term personal strategic planning, conflict resolution, and anti-bullying strategies and skills.

West Oxford Girls Hockey Association
A Canada Summer Games Flow Through grant enabled the purchase of new trainer bags, easing the financial burden of participating families and ensuring safety of children is prioritized.

Woodstock Horticultural Society
A grant from the Oxford Environment Fund is supporting the purchase of trees, supplies and dedication plaques at Woodall Park. The shade of the trees will benefit families in the community for years to come.

Dr. I. Patricia Brown Fund: Knox Presbyterian Church
Faith United Church-Operations Sharing Fund: Operation Sharing
Frank & Marion Smith Fund: Operation Sharing
Hawkins Family Memorial Fund: Woodstock Minor Hockey Association
Joland Family Fund: Grand Erie District School Board and Evergreen Cemetery
Ken & Lynda Whiteford Fund: Ingersoll & District Nature Club
Maple Leaf Community Fund Flow Through: Operations Sharing
Ross & Fran McElroy Fund: Presbyterian Cemetery
and Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County



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