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The Catherine Wilson Foundation is a public foundation established by Ms. Catherine Wilson and associates. The Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life of the citizens of Sarnia-Lambton by providing scholarships to Great Lakes Secondary School and community agency grants. We use the interest and income generated on funds from Ms. Catherine Wilson’s estate to provide grants and scholarships to the Sarnia community.

Once per year, we offer a call for grant applications through the local media. Preference is given to ideas and initiatives which improve the quality of life in Sarnia-Lambton particularly in the areas of health, education and social services.

To be eligible to receive a grant, organizations must:

  • Be a qualified donee as determined by the Canada Revenue Agency

  • Provide services that benefit the citizens of Sarnia-Lambton.

  • Submit all the requested information with the application

  • Submit the application by the posted deadline

The following are NOT eligible for grants from the Catherine Wilson Foundation:

  • Debt reductions

  • Political activities

  • Endowment funds

  • Direct religious activities

  • Core administrative costs

Grant Process:

All applications including the requested additional documentation must be received by the posted deadline. After careful consideration and review by the Board of Directors of the Catherine Wilson Foundation, applicants will be notified of the decision of the Board. Upon receipt of the allocated funds, the successful applicants must submit an official receipt of the monies to the Foundation.

Please note:

The Catherine Wilson Foundation’s privacy policy protects personal information that is received as a result of this application and will only be used to assist with the assessment of the grant application.

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