To establish and administer a permanent fund designed to help all residents of the Tri-Town and area to create a better place to live.
The objectives of Temiskaming Foundation are to support social services; to assist and promote arts and cultural activities; to advance education; to support and advance the provision of medical services; to encourage and support physical fitness and amateur sports; to support and advance other community activities of a charitable nature.
About TEMISKAMING FOUNDATION
The Temiskaming Foundation was formed in 1994 in New Liskeard, Ontario. A group of businessmen learned how small communities in the United States were prospering through the work of their own community foundations. They reasoned that if other communities could benefit through the work of their community foundations why not start one in the Tri-Town. A local foundation would allow Tri Town residents to donate to the community with the assurance that funds would be directed where they were most needed.
By 2002 there were 33 funds with a total amount exceeding $1,000,000. In 2001 these same funds provided over $42,000 to be given out in grants within the community.
Established funds range from those that benefit many graduating high school students, the elderly, local arts and culture activities, New Liskeard Public School, the Temiskaming Music Festival, Temiskaming Art Gallery, local museums. Undesignated funds benefit worthy causes across many sectors of the community.