Mayor’s Community Development Fund Grant provides support

The Town of Whitby is pleased to announce two local community organizations as the successful recipients of a $25,000 grant from the Mayor’s Community Development Fund (MCDF) – Feed the Need and Catholic Family Services of Durham.

The two Lead Cause grants were made possible by the proceeds from the 2019 Mayor’s Golf Tournament, held on Wednesday, August 7. The MCDF provides financial support to local community groups, events and initiatives that help contribute to Whitby as a vibrant and caring community.

The Lead Cause grant recipients for the Mayor’s Golf Tournament are as follows:

$25,000 to Feed the Need – to help their efforts to collect, store, and distribute fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food and goods to local hunger relief organizations (food banks, emergency shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, and school nutrition programs). The funds will help provide over 100,000 meals to those in need.

$25,000 to Catholic Family Services of Durham – to support “The Hope Centre” and its community hubs that bring together service providers to offer a range of services such as individual, family, couple and group therapy, crisis support and transitional housing services based on community needs.

For more information on how your group can apply for one of the Town’s Community Development Grant Programs, visit

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