Mississauga, ON, April 12, 2011 – The Hazel McCallion Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Heritage today announced that it is accepting grant applications from eligible organizations in the Mississauga community.
“Since 2008, the Foundation has been growing the endowment fund. We are delighted to announce that we are now in a position to generate grants for arts, culture and heritage in the Mississauga community on a continuing annual basis,” said James Murray, Foundation Chair. “Over the next year, the Foundation expects to award approximately $XX in grants for projects that will enrich our City.”
To be eligible, organizations must be incorporated or registered not-for-profits based in Mississauga and operating for at least three years. They must also offer public programs and services in the arts, culture or heritage that are publicized citywide.
Grants will be limited to 50 per cent of the program being applied for, to a maximum of $5,000. Applications will be evaluated using four areas of measure: organization, project merit, community impact and financial need.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to view the grant eligibility guidelines and application form available at www.hazelmccallionfoundation.ca.
The Foundation is an independent, private, not-for-profit, non-charitable corporation established on June 13, 2008 with an initial endowment from the City of Mississauga.
Proceeds from the Foundation’s investment fund are used to create a rich and lively contemporary culture in the City by awarding grants to organizations in arts, culture and heritage. The Foundation fulfills its mandate through the profit generated at The Mayor’s Gala (which the Foundation has administered since November 2009) and investment income generated by the Foundation’s endowment fund. Since November 2009, the annual gala has attracted more than 800 guests and contributed more than $XX to the Foundation.
For more information, contact:
Hazel McCallion Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Heritage