Anniversary grants celebrate 15 years of giving to Canadian communities
MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Giving Moore Foundation, the foundation of Benjamin Moore & Co., today announced the first of five anniversary grants that will contribute a total of $75,000 in financial support and up to $25,000 in donated paint to community projects across Canada. The 2014 grants celebrate a 15-year partnership between Benjamin Moore and Community Foundations of Canada. Over the coming weeks five grants will be announced to assist with a wide range of important renovation and heritage restoration projects in communities across the country.
This year's grants are being awarded to the following groups. Details will be announced at local events.
- Edmonton, AB: E4C
- Hamilton, ON: The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
- Montreal, QC: Centre des femmes de Montréal-Women's Centre of Montréal
- Toronto, ON: East Scarborough Storefront
- Vancouver, BC: Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House
"We're thrilled to continue our commitment to enrich and beautify these communities through our Giving Moore Foundation. Over the years Benjamin Moore and our network of independent retailers have been able to make a difference in the lives of Canadians across the country – from renovating local museums and historic sites to improving residences for seniors and those in need," says Kimberlee Bradshaw, Managing Director of Benjamin Moore's Giving Moore Foundation.
"For 15 years community foundations have been connecting Benjamin Moore to community opportunities. These grants fill an unmet need, contributing to critical spaces in our communities - making them more useful and more inviting," says Ian Bird, President of Community Foundations of Canada.
Since its inception in 1999, the Benjamin Moore partnership has supported more than 243 community groups in all parts of Canada with grants of more than $746,000 and $179,000 in paint donations.
Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada's 191 community foundations, which help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work, and play. Community foundations are one of the largest supporters of communities, providing more than $174 million in support of local priorities and organizations in 2013. To find out more visit www.communityfoundations.ca.
Benjamin Moore & Co., a Berkshire Hathaway company, was founded in 1883 and established its Canadian operations in 1906. One of North America's leading manufacturers of premium quality residential, commercial and industrial maintenance coatings, its products are distributed through a network of independent paint and decorating retailers. Benjamin Moore has been a longstanding steward of the environment with a relentless commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices plus the ongoing development of the most eco-responsible formulations possible. Its portfolio of Green Promise® products continues to grow and includes Aura, über-performance low-VOC paint; Natura, the true zero-VOC interior paint, remaining zero in any colour, any sheen; and, EcoSpec Zero-VOC Paint for commercial interiors. Benjamin Moore paints deliver authentic Benjamin Moore colours and are available exclusively from Benjamin Moore's network of more than 5,000 paint and decorating dealers.
SOURCE: Community Foundations of Canada
For further information: David Venn, Communications Manager, Community Foundations of Canada, [email protected], 613-236-2664 ext. 302; Christine Testa, Strategic Objectives, [email protected], 416-366-7735 ext. 283