Thank you for giving!
ABOUT THE JILL WILCOX FOUNDATION
In the spirit of giving back to the community The Jill Wilcox Foundation was established in 2012 with the hope that the work of the Foundation would nurture the lives of women and children who, in turn, would discover the richness and joy that comes from sharing a well-prepared meal with family.
100% of all funds raised by The Jill Wilcox Foundation goes to local charitable organizations that help women and children in food related initiatives.
To raise funds and grant donations to food-related and learning projects that support women and children in need within the London community.
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
How Your Generosity is Making a Difference
This past year, the Jill Wilcox Foundation supported three local charitable organizations.
1. Easter Seals Camp Woodeden
The London location is one of two fully accessible camps that Easter Seals Ontario owns and operates for children and youth with physical disabilities. The Jill’s Table Foundation grant provided wheelchair accessible garden beds for their Environmental Program.
2. Growing Chefs
Growing Chefs Ontario is a registered non-profit organization based in London, Ontario that unites chefs, growers, educators and community members in children’s food sustainability projects and a desire to get kids excited about wholesome, healthy food. The Jill’s Table Foundation provided funding to help purchase necessary kitchen equipment for their new location on King Street.
3. Investing in Children
Investing in Children is a London based nonprofit organization aimed at making the community stronger by providing opportunities for children to grow, to learn and to thrive with programs focusing on literacy, numeracy, leadership and proper nutrition.The Jill Wilcox Foundation helped support a summer camp breakfast program in the Argyle neighbourhood. The meals allowed an opportunity for the camp counsellors to discuss food literacy and knowledge with the children to expand their culinary horizons.
Past recipients include Merrymount Culinary Garden, The Boys and Girls Club, The Health in Housing Initiative, Limberlost Breakfast Program, Let Them Eat Lunch (Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre) and Food Families (Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre and the Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex).
Now Accepting Applications for 2018
We are happy to announce The Jill Wilcox Foundation is accepting applications for funding for review in February. If your organization strives to help women and children in food related initiatives, we would love to hear from you.
Please send your requests via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for 2018 applications: February 15, 2018
Please include the following to be considered for grants.
1. A brief overview of your charitable organizations mission and vision statements.
2. A letter of intent outlining how much funding is being requested and the purpose of the funding (maximum $2500 per organization).
3. Applications should be a maximum two pages in length.
SOME OF OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS 2017
Jill continues to donate part of the proceeds of her latest cookbook, “Soups, Stews & Breads” to her Foundation. To date $6,500 has been raised from cookbook sales! Thank you to everyone who supported the Foundation by purchasing a cookbook.
Early in October we held a Harvest Dinner at Dylan’s Farm with a 5-course menu featuring local ingredients paired with wine.
With the help of many volunteers and a culinary team from Fanshawe College $21,000 was raised for the Jill Wilcox Foundation!