What is The Petrolia Community Fund?
The Sarnia Community Foundation Board is pleased to announce the establishment of fund at the foundation that will enrich the Petrolia community now and in the future. The Petrolia Community Fund will provide a means for the local residents to make a direct and lasting difference to their community. The agreement has met with the approval of the Petrolia Town Council and the SCF board and reinforces the long standing commitment of SCF to build a better community for all of Lambton County.
“As the role of the Community Foundation is to support the quality of life in our community and because we are committed to building the vitality of the local region,” says SCF Board Chair Paddy Roach, “we are pleased to administer this fund on behalf of the Town and its citizens. It is a great opportunity for those who want to support truly local initiatives now and for ever.” Executive Director Jane Anema adds, “SCF is actively working towards meeting the Governor General’s Challenge of being a smart and caring community and the establishment of the Petrolia Community fund at the Foundation helps build towards that goal.”
Known as The Greatest Town on Earth, Petrolia’s unique and rich history as the cradle of the global oil industry is reflected in its countless lush green parks, grand church spires, colourful gardens and beautiful neighbourhoods. The Town’s commitment to the preservation of its history supports a quality of life that energizes its residents and inspires its visitors. Petrolia honours its success and takes pride in its fiercely independent community spirit. The Petrolia Community Fund is one means for its citizens to continue building on that rich heritage.
As one of Lambton’s counties most comprehensive charities and a centre for community philanthropy, the Sarnia Community Foundation is home to a growing number of funds that support all areas of charitable endeavour. The arts, children and youth, education, the environment, health, and social services are all areas that the Foundation makes grants to on an annual basis. SCF has been working within the county since 1983 and has returned more than two million dollars to a wide variety of local community projects and charitable endeavours.