Posts By: Nancy Sherritt

Community Grants Spotlight

Brant Community Foundation grants support a significant number of organizations and agencies in our community.  This month we are pleased to spotlight Freedom House. Freedom House… a group of ordinary people who believe that kindness can transform a city. Since the opening of Freedom House in 2003, the organization has taken on many initiatives to… Read more »

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Announced

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Announced – BRANTFORD, Ont. – The Lifetime Achievement Award Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Volunteerism are Carol Tobicoe of Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Steven Williams of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Mel Osborne of the County… Read more »

Investing in the Foundation

Investing in the Foundation, is investing in our community… The Brant Community Foundation is a charity for charities, helping make a lasting difference in our community.  We are staffed by members of our community and led by a local Board of Directors. The Foundation helps community organizations make a difference by providing them with funds… Read more »

BCF Annual Grant Presentation

Constable Ken Johnston receives a grant cheque for the Safety Patrol Leadership Camp from David Bailey, Chair of the Brant Community Foundation On December 13th the Brant Community Foundation celebrated our annual grant presentation, handing out over $320,000 in cheques to various organizations throughout our communities. Grant cheques were distributed amongst 6 different sectors including Social… Read more »

Season of Giving

Time to think about a year end donation… It’s that time again… the end of the year. It’s a time to reflect on 2017 and look forward to 2018.  Regardless of what holiday you may or may not be celebrating, you’re in the spirit of giving. There are several ways to join us in making… Read more »

Another successful Random Act of Kindness Day!

Once again, Random Act of Kindness Day was a huge success!   James Hillier School enjoyed a Random Act of Kindness Day assembly with a special visit from Captain Kindness, followed by many different projects initiated throughout the school to celebrate RAK Day. Through student lead discussion, the expression of “Throw Kindness Like Confetti” came… Read more »

Our YAC’s in action!

This year one of the YAC grants supported was St. Andrew’s Soup for the Soul family meal program.  The committee members went shopping for ingredients, spent an afternoon baking 400 cookies, helped serve at the dinner, and gave a gift card to help with other expenses for the meal.   The Brant Community Foundation Youth… Read more »

Community Leaders Breakfast – Citizens urged to ‘make a difference’

Citizens urged to ‘make a difference’ Over 200 guests attended the 9th annual Community Leader’s breakfast held at the Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre on June 20th.  James Kent, a well- known community member and retired judge, shared his philosophy of giving back to the community. Over his 60 plus years in the… Read more »