2020 Phase 1 Emergency Fund recipients

Organization/Group/Individual How funds will be used Emergency Fund amount
Action Read Community Literacy Centre Funding will be utilized to reconfigure space to allow for safe social distancing, addition of Plexiglas partitions and one-way foot traffic. $10,000
Anthroscope Media Funding will support storytelling with Guelph residents through online podcasting workshops. $3,000
Art Gallery of Guelph Funding will build Virtual Reality environments to enable the public to experience various spaces remotely. $10,000
Big Brother Big Sisters of Guelph Funding will support current and new virtual matches while preparing a plan for a return to in-person meetings. $5,000
Braden Phelan Funding will allow for a series of 5 socially-distanced Huron Street Harvest Gatherings. $5,000
Bumaroo Funding will support a live stream of Bumaroo 2020. $3,877
Chalmers Community Services Centre Funding will provide emergency food to community members who are experiencing food insecurity in Guelph. $20,000
Community of Hearts Lifelong Learning Centre Funding will be utilized for small-group classes; both in-person and virtual learning. $10,000
Ed Video Media Arts Centre Funding will establish a comprehensive remote classroom. $15,000
Everdale Funding will support the purchase an insulated storage container to store harvested food during the winter months. $10,000
Guelph and District Multicultural Festival Inc. (GDMC) Funding will support the updating of the existing website while creating a network for vendors and cultural groups. $4.500
Guelph Arts Council Funding will support artists in pandemic recovery so their work can continue to benefit Guelph residents. $10,000
Guelph Black Heritage Society Funding will support the grand opening of Heritage Hall and a performance of Leslie McCurdy’s Spirit of Harriet Tubman. $5,000
Guelph Chamber Choir Funding will be used to create digital content via individual and small group recordings. $2,500
Guelph Community Singers Funding will support an online version of the 20/21 Season. $4,000
Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition Coalition Funding will support North End Harvest Market (NEHM) program. $15,000
Hillside Community Festival of Guelph Funding will be used for online workshops for the Hillside Inside Festival 2021 $10,000
Jobs.Opportunites.Enterprise (J.O.E) Funding will be utilized for the development of the Training Grounds program for adults with developmental disabilities. $12,000
Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County Funding will be used to develop an on-line Executive Skills program for youth aged 11-14 with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. $4,370
Out on The Shelf Funding will support the transition of programing and services online. $5,000
PIN – The People and Information Network Funding will be utilized to recruit and deploy volunteers to local not-for-profit organizations and charities with COVID related needs. $7,000
Roxana Rahrami Funding will support the reduction in registration fees for mindfulness activities to not-for-profit organizations. $1,500
Royal City Roller Derby Funding will be used to remove financial barriers to participate in roller derby. $4,000
Shelldale Family Gateway Funding will support after school programs including mentoring, leadership activities and improving social interactions while in a secure, confidential, and comfortable setting. $10,000
Silence Funding will support local musicians and artists by providing safe events and recording space. $4,500
Wyndham House Funding will support the re-opening of the Service Hub for at-risk youth. $8,750