Ten community organizations shortlisted for $410k in trust fund allocations

The Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust is giving away another r0und of funding, with ten shortlisted applicants seeking $410,801.

The applicants will present their projects to the EDT on June 22 in the boardroom at the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corp.

The shortlisting process consists of applications that are deemed complete, are within the scope of the 2024 EDT guidelines, and warrant further evaluation by the EDT (a committee of SNGRDC Board of Directors).

The funding allocation is decided following the application review and scoring, as well as applicant presentations.

The following applicants were successfully shortlisted and will make their presentation to the EDT on June 22:

-Ganohkwasra FASS

-Six Nations Farmer’s Association

-Oliver M. Smith Home and School 

-Niyagotgeihsdohogye – She Is Traveling

-Miles To Go Cancer Support Group

-Hayetwahs Gakwi:yo (He Plants Food)

-Six Nations girls field lacrosse

-Ogwaya’dadogehsdoh (Alignrbody)

-Six Nations Community Youth Outreach

-Royal Coat of Arms to the Mohawk Chapel

Successful recipients will be notified by June 28.

“We look forward to evaluating the shortlisted applications and supporting projects that will have a positive impact on the Six Nations community,” said Rachel Martin, Chair of the Economic Development Trust committee. “I encourage everyone to attend the shortlist presentations to gain an understanding of how our support of these projects will leave a lasting, positive impact on the community.”

Since 2016, the EDT has dispersed over $18 million to the Six Nations community.
The EDT is the mechanism in which surplus profits generated by the SNGRDC are invested into the Six Nations community.

The EDT says it plans to continue to invest in the community through yearly distributions from the SNGRDC. 

Members of the Economic Development Trust Committee include Rachel Martin (Chair), Andrew Joseph, Justin Porter, and Myka Burning. 

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