Financial Support to the Community

Our aim is to provide assistance to smaller organizations in the local community who may not have access to professional fundraising resources.

Grants are awarded from funds accumulated through fundraising projects such as special events and from the Club’s endowment and investment income. Applications are reviewed twice each year and must be received no later than 3 pm on the deadline dates of March 15th and September 15th.

For a copy of the application form click here.

In October 2018 and May 2019, the Board approved the following grants:

The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, a multi-service agency providing life-changing programs and services to at-risk youth, for 50 Housing Start-Up Kits to provide to homeless youth leaving shelters.

Testimonial: The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa is grateful to have received a grant from the May Court Club of Ottawa in Fall 2018 to provide brand new Housing Start-Up Kits to once-homeless youth transitioning from our shelters, on to independent living. This support provides vital basics – which are often financially out of reach for once-homeless youth – to young people who are living on their own, helping them meet their basic needs and start their new lives on the right foot. Thank you!

Christie Lake Kids which serves economically disadvantaged children and youth, to help launch their enhanced literacy programming through their Discovery Club.

The Muslim Family Services of Ottawa for their Healing in Colour Program for women and children who have been victims of domestic violence or who find themselves in abusive or hostile environments.

Carty House for its Health and Well-Being Fund which provides access to enhanced healthcare services for refugee women fleeing situations of war, violence, persecution and famine.

Housing Help to purchase approximately 100 fans for rooming houses.

Caldwell Family Centre to purchase food for 86 at-risk children who attend the Centre’s day camp.

Somerset West Health Centre to purchase food for 20 at-risk children who attend the Laroche Park After-School Program.