Our funding comes from the generosity of our many supporters who donate either directly to the Fund or through our various fundraising events. Grants of $1000 to $5000 are made annually, with a requirement for a report and, where appropriate, pictures to share with our supporters.
Below, you can see a list of our previous recipients and read their reports. These reports constitute heartwarming evidence of the appreciation of support for woman and girls in need in our province, and the value of our grants in assisting them through eligible organizations.
2022 – $1200 to PerSIStence Theatre Company Inc. – In contribution to the budget for “Stolen Sisters”, a one-woman show that explores the lives and legacy of the Indigenous Beothuk people of Newfoundland, told through three generations of Beothuk women and girls witnessing the decimation of their culture. This year, the play will tour to four Indigenous communities (St. George’s, Degrau, Flat Bay, and the Sharing Perspectives Festival in Cow Head).
Our first grant awarded for this year was made possible by Katy Noftall and Michael Bartellas who graciously and selflessly asked guests of their beautiful wedding, in lieu of gifts, to donate to the FIG Fund Inc. We want to thank them for their generosity in making the following grant possible and send a warm congratulations on their 1st Anniversary!
2022 – $5000 to The Canadian Mental Health Association – NL for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and Wellness Lunches The goal of the project is the provision of mental health education to women and girls, with a focus on the scope of issues this demographic faces presently in society.
2022 – $5000 to Stella’s Circle Community Services Inc – Therapeutic Program to help female participants access the power of changing their relationships with their thoughts and modifying behaviours that create emotional and physical challenges.
2021 – $3000 to 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙂𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 for My Sister’s Kitchen. The program will develop resilience for those experiencing food insecurity, improve social skills, provide nutritious food and build confidence and enjoyment in cooking.
2021 – $2331 to 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙇𝙖𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙤𝙧 𝙁𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 𝘾𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙚 for their Rug Hooking Workshop. The objective is to teach women a traditional skill which will be preserved and which they in turn can teach their daughters and other family members.
2020 – $1,750 to the The Libra House, a transition house in Happy Valley Goose Bay, for their Pyjama Program, assisting the women and children who are in need of a safe haven.
2020 – $2,000 to Big Brothers and Sisters for their program “Go Girls – Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds”. A group mentoring initiative that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem for 10 to 13 year olds who identify as girls.
2020 – $1,250 to The Salvation Army Ches Penney Centre of Hope for their Wen’do self-defence course for women at risk, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem.
2019 – $1000 to the St. John’s Women’s Centre for the Pre-Release Program which helps women transitioning back into communities from the Correctional Centre in Clarenville.
2019 – The NL Aboriginal Women’s Network in Stephenville was granted $4000 to conduct Train-The-Trainer Anti-Violence Workshops for aboriginal women across the province focusing on healthy and unhealthy relationships, self-worth, self-care, and the importance of balance and self-love.
2017 – The NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre received $1,000 for a province-wide program Assisting Survivors Through Volunteerism
2017 – Youth 2000 Centre (Y2C) in Grand Falls-Windsor, Botwood and Bishops Falls received $2,000 to support a self-esteem program to empower girls.
2016 – The YWCA in St. John’s received $15,000 (FIG Fund combined with money from the Community Foundation of NL) to offer networking, mentorship, and peer support opportunities to cultivate the province’s next generation of female leaders.
2016 – Karen’s Place in Bay St. George received $2,705 to create a vegetable garden integrated with a series of food skill workshops that give residents of the women’s shelter the ability to become food secure.
2015 – The Cochrane Street United Church in St. John’s received $3,000 to further the education of two low-income nursing students.
2014 – The Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP) received $3,000 to provides support for women who engage in sex work or survival sex in St. John’s and surrounding areas.
2013 – The Gathering Place in St. John’s received $3,000 to create a jewellery-making program to build the skills and confidence of their female clients.
2012 – Marguerite’s Place in St. John’s received $2,955 to enable two women who have overcome challenging circumstances to pursue plans to improve their lives.