The Pittsburgh Community Benefit Fund is now accepting requests for proposals until January 29, 2016 at 5:00pm.
This annual grant aims to support projects and programs that benefit residents of the former Pittsburgh Township, now commonly referred to as Kingston East. In 2015, over $150,000 was distributed to the benefit of the community.
The Pittsburgh Community Benefit fund was created by the former Pittsburgh Township prior to the provincial mandated amalgamation with the City of Kingston. It currently consists of approximately 4 million dollars remaining from the original $5,697,000 reserve and 1997 operating surplus of the former township. The interest earned from the investments in the fund is distributed each year in the form of scholarships and project grants.
The grants are decided by a board of directors, consisting of the 2 municipal councillors who represent areas that encompass the former Pittsburgh Township, and others who are elected by the membership each year at the Annual General Meeting. The membership consists of anyone who currently lives in the former Pittsburgh Township. (See map)
More information about the fund and its history can be found at http://www.freewebs.com/pcbf/
The next scheduled meeting of the Pittsburgh Community Benefit Board of Directors: