James A. Burton & Family Foundation Seeks Feedback From Local Organizations on New Community Hub in Niagara-on-the-Lake

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO — In an exciting development for Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL), the James A. Burton & Family Foundation, under the leadership of NOTL resident Jim Burton, is conducting a comprehensive consultation and needs assessment to explore the feasibility of establishing a community hub.   This initiative aims to support the region’s creative, cultural, and community organizations. It […]

Relationships and Trust

The importance of relationships in philanthropy is perhaps overlooked by some and undervalued by too many. A recent SSIR article titled Relational Philanthropy explores this idea. The authors, Kathleen Boyle Dalen & Tracy L. McFerrin, explore the power dynamic that is often at play between funders and donnees. They go on to explore ways that […]

Increased Provincial Funding for The Lighthouse

As the lead donor in converting a small emergency shelter and soup kitchen into The Lighthouse community services and supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness, the James A. Burton Family Foundation (JABFF) extends heartfelt gratitude to the government of Ontario for its $200-million increase to the provincial homelessness prevention program. This funding boost marks an 86 per cent increase […]

Cultivating Change: RE-Create at 20

This August RE-Create hosted their 20th anniversary BBQ. Each year they host a community tie-dye bbq, but this year was a little more special. The event invites alumni and present participants, their families, RE-Create supporters and other members of the community out to share some food, stories, and make a little art.   RE-Create was started […]