What we fund 

 
The Village Foundation encourages and financially supports community initiatives in three key areas:
·      conservation of the environment
·      preservation of the heritage character of the village
·      promotion of a sense of community for all residents.
 
The Foundation accepts requests for grants from registered charities, or groups that have made links with registered charities or organizations that can issue suitable receipts (including the City of Ottawa and the city school boards). If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Foundation directly.
 
Proposals should demonstrate community support and good value for money.
 
Applicants should, ideally, have a demonstrated track record of project completion and financial management. Projects should take place in, or create value for, Rockcliffe Park residents and proposals should include a communication outreach plan.

 

If you have a proposal that you believe meets these criteria, we would love to hear from you. The first step is to contact us with a very short project outline. If approved, you will then be asked to complete a more detailed application form.
 
 
 
 
What we have funded
 
 
2017
The Village Foundation provided $26,380 in grants to the City of Ottawa to support projects and activities to be implemented in 2018 and facilitated by the Rockcliffe Park Residents Association.  These include Pond water testing, maintenance of Jubilee Garden, restoration of the Village Green, ongoing support for the Speakers Program, the Rockcliffe News, the Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing, and the Children's Christmas Party.  Also, funding was provided for the Heritage Management Plan, Welcome to Rockcliffe booklet, drawings for the Stone Circle in the Village Green, and the Rockcliffe website.
 
2016
The Foundation provided $19,450 in grants for community projects and activities.  Among the projects that were funded were maintenance of Jubilee Garden, water testing of the Pond, Centennial Gardens rehabilitation, soccer field maintenance, and community events such as the Speakers Program, six issues of the Rockcliffe News, the Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing, and the Children's Christmas Party.  Support was also provided to The Heritage Management Plan, Welcome to Rockcliffe booklet update, and the Rockcliffe Park Residents Association (RPRA) communications strategy.  A Foundation funded pictorial catalogue of commenorative plaques, benches, and art work in Rockcliffe was completed.
 
2015
The Foundation directed a total of $18,400 for community-based projects and activities.  This included maintenance of Jubilee Gardens, updating the Welcome to Rockcliffe Park booklet, sports field and running track renewal, Speakers Program, six issues of the Rockcliffe News, the Carol Sing and Christmas Tree Lighting, and support for the rehabilitation of the soccer field.
 
2014
The Foundation directed a total of $16,370 for community-based projects and activities.  These included maintenance of Jubilee Gardens, continuing work on revitalizing the Princess Triangle, support for hiring of a professional heritage planner, continuing work on an Honour Roll Book for Rockcliffe residents who served in WWII, support for the RPRA's communication strategy.  The Foundation also provided continuing support for the Speakers Program, six issues of the Rockcliffe News, the Carol Sing and Christmas Tree Lighting, and partial support for rehabilitation of the soccer field.  The Foundation also supported the renewal of a public access playground at St. Brigid School on Springfield Road.
 
2013
The Village Foundation provided a total of $17,700 for community-based projects and activities.  These included the planting of trees, maintenance of Jubilee Gardens, and revitalization of the Princess Triangle.  As well, the Foundation supported the update of the Rockcliffe Park Management Study, and continued to sponsor the Speakers Program, six issues of the Rockcliffe News, the Carol Sing and Christmas Tree Lighting, and partial support for the rehabilitation of the soccer field. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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