Sport has the potential to enrich lives. From increased social confidence to mental strength and grit, the return on investment is infinite—and everyone should have access to these benefits. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. Many are forced to overcome barriers to participate, including:
- Financial limitations
- Social inequities
- Cultural deterrents
- Geographic challenges
To help eliminate these obstacles—and make local sport more accessible—The Ottawa Sport Council (OSC) partnered with the Community Foundation of Ottawa and True Sport to create the Ottawa Sport Council Foundation Endowment Fund.
The Endowment Fund will provide sporting organizations with grants on a yearly basis, adopting key focus areas each year. In this first year, grants will work to establish new programs in underserviced Ottawa neighbourhoods.
This program could not exist without the generous donations of our members. To donate, click here and choose Ottawa Sport Council Foundation from the Option 2 drop-down list. All donations qualify for a tax receipt.
Want to learn about the grant opportunities in 2016? Click here.