GRANTS

 

Each year the Foundation receives grant applications from enVision staff, and selects projects for funding with preference given to those that:

- Accomplish the Mission Statement

- Provide a needed service that will not be funded in any other way

- Serve the maximum number of enVision participants

- Add significantly to quality of life

- Do not require multi year financial support

 

The Rewards of Generosity

Many of us take vacation for granted. People involved with the enVision Independent Living Program felt very fortunate when the Foundation make it possible for them to afford summer vacations. Many are on social assistance and do not have family members to include them in their vacation plans.

 

We assume all students who wish to engage in summer employment will have an array of different opportunities. For students with a disability this is not always the case. Foundation funding for a Summer Employment Program offered young people the opportunity to try their first job, giving them valuable skills and training for future employment.

 

Books, music, therapy and activity materials are not always available due to lack of funds. The Foundation has made it possible for enVision to provide music therapy, literacy training, art materials and equipment for sensory therapy - all of which have improved the quality of life for people with disabilities.

 

Foundation Grants

 

2014

Education & Recreation Mobility

Kindale

$ 1,250

Video Editing Equipment

enVision General

$ 1,000

Kenora Vacation

Retirement

$ 1,500

Resource Library

enVision General

$   500

Store Front Re-do

Edith’s Place

$ 2,500

Signing/Music Program

Edith’s Place

$   700

Smoothie Business Feasibility EES $ 2,500

Total $ 9,950

2013

Family Connection

Retirement

$   750

Freedom Bike

Edith's Place

$ 3,500

Music Connect

Retirement

$ 2,200

Resource Library

enVision General

$   300

Christmas Dinner/Drop In

Independent Living $   750

Memory Garden

MPRC $ 2,500

Total $10,000

2012

Kenora Trip

Retirement

$ 1,250

Music Connect

MPRC/Edith's Place

$ 1,750

Independent Living Activities

ILP

$ 1,500

Individual Vacation

ILP

$ 1,300

Exercise Equipment

Residential $   750

Choir

Residential

$   500

Horseback Riding Residential $   750
Resource Library enVision General $   700
Exercise Bike Kindale $ 1,500

Total $10,000

2011

Vacation

MPRC $   500
Portable Lift Residential $   595
Resource Library enVision General $ 1,500
Computers Residential $ 2,200
Social/Recreational Activities ILP $ 1,500
Vacations ILP $ 1,000
Creative Expression
$   790

Total

$ 9,812