Charities Funded 2012

JL Foundation Board Member, Ian Esquivel, delivering cheque to members of Arts Etobicoke.

Arts Etobicoke - The JL Foundation supports the Storefront Arts program for marginalized children from the in North Etobicoke and Rexdale area.
Amount Funded: $10,000

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies - The JL Foundation provides funding to support CFHS negotiations with animal industry leaders to update and strengthen the codes that define standards for the treatment of animals.
Amount Funded: $6,500

Community Arts and Heritage Education Project - The JL Foundation provides support for he Thunder Bay Aboriginal Arts Program, which introduces students to the Anishinabek culture The program has been developed in consultation with elders, Aboriginal artists and heritage programmers and the Thunder Bay Aboriginal Arts & Heritage Group.
Amount Funded: $5,000

DAREarts - The JL Foundation will provide funding for an additional 60 vulnerable children from NW Toronto neighbourhoods to participate in DAREarts educational programs to build values and life skills through curriculum-based workshops in the arts.
Amount funded: $5,000.00

Hammer Band From Violence to Violins - The JL Foundation supports the Violence to Violins Program, which provides innovative music education for at-risk children and youth living in the Jane-Finch community in Toronto.
Amount funded: $5,000.00

JL Foundation Board Member, Ian Esquivel, and Moshe Hammer.

Inner City Angels - The JL Foundation is providing support for 5 inner city school arts and learning projects to build opportunities for children in Toronto’s socio-economically challenged neighbourhood.
Amount funded: $5,000.00

The Ottawa Network for Education - The JL Foundation supports the OttawaReads program, which draws volunteers from the corporate or public sector to read one-on-one to students from economically disadvantaged schools.
Amount funded: $5,000.00

Peel Children’s Aid Society - The JL Foundation supports the Peel CAS’s Financial Literacy Program, which is aimed at helping children in care understand money management concepts.
Amount funded: $4,000.00

Scarborough Women's Center – The JL Foundation provides support for the program, Building Strong Futures, which empowers young women by providing workshops, leadership and mentoring.
Amount funded: $10,000.00

Sisters Achieving Excellence - The JL Foundation supports the SAE’s literacy, leadership and employability programming for at risk young women in the Ottawa area.
Amount funded: $10,000.00

Sketch - The JL Foundation provides support for street involved and homeless people across the Greater Toronto A rea to engage in the arts within a studio environment and in the community.
Amount funded: $10,000.00

Successful Transitional Avenues for Youth - The JL Foundation supports an outreach program in the County of Lanark and the Town of Smiths Falls focusing on preventing youth homelessness.
Amount funded: $10,000.00

Weengushk Film Institute - The JL Foundation supports this multi-media learning and training centre created for Aboriginal youth in Northern Ontario and persons of diversity.
Amount funded: $9,000.00


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