Charitable Giving

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.

Due to budget constraints, there will not be any grant disbursements for 2024.  Grant information for 2025 will be available in November 2024 once the 2025 budget is approved.

Previous Grants Given

On May 7, 2023, in honour of the Club’s 125th anniversary, a $125,000 donation was given to Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre.

Brittania Woods Community House of the Ottawa Coalition of Community Houses to fund healthy snacks for their After-School Program.

The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa for their Pantry Program for Homeless Youth.
The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) of Ottawa is a community organization that assists and empowers youth within the city of Ottawa in the areas of housing and homelessness, employment, mental health and youth justice. The YSB has a Pantry Program in which they purchase and offer food to hungry and homeless youth.

St. Brigid’s Summer Camp for a new dishwasher for their camp kitchen.
St. Brigid’s Summer Camp, located on Lake Manitou, near Low, Quebec is a waterfront based camp with traditional camping activities including swimming, canoeing, hiking, games, arts and crafts and campfires. It is open to all children ages 8 to 14 and, in lieu of fees, asks parents to donate as much of the cost of sending their child as they can afford.

The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre for their Homework Club.
The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre offers The Homework Club and After School Program at the Carson Community House. This program provides homework assistance, after-school snacks, computer use, skill development workshops and activities from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. three times a week for children ages 6 to 12. Since January 2017, they have also offered a Homework Club to Syrian children, ages 6 to 18, in the Donald Towers on Donald Street.

St. Luke’s Table for their Breakfast Program.
St. Luke’s Table, located in Ottawa’s Chinatown, provides a drop-in centre for individuals living in poverty and at risk of homelessness to receive a hot lunch. They have expanded their program to provide a healthy breakfast as well.

The Miriam Centre for their “Helping Pregnant Mothers in Need” program.
The Miriam Centre provides emotional support and practical help to pregnant women in difficulty and their families; including low income families, single mothers and new immigrants to Canada. The Centre gives these women essential items that they cannot afford for their children, as well as peer counselling and contact information for other resources in the community.

Christie Lake Kids for their “Multisport Programs” within two of the main Syrian refugee settlement areas in Ottawa.
Christie Lake Kids provides free summer camping experience as well as after-school and weekend programs to children and youth from low-income families in the Ottawa community. In the summer of 2017, they provided two weekend Canadian Wilderness Camp Programs for Syrian families and in January 2018 started Multi-sport programs within the Syrian refugee settlements areas of Carson Grove and Strathcona Heights.

The Community Laundry Co-operative for their website update.
The community Laundry Co-op is a charitable co-operative which provides safe and affordable laundry facilities for low-income people in Ottawa. In addition, the Co-op provides its members with support, improved quality of life and the opportunity to experience inclusion and integration in the Ottawa community.