150 People Who Care

June 6, 2017, 7 p.m.

CASO Station, St. Thomas

Looking for a fun, quick, and exciting way to make a positive impact in St. Thomas and across Elgin County?

During Canada’s 150th, we’re opening up the ‘100 People Who Care’ concept to 150 people!  

Be part of supporting TWO charities,

one with $10,000 + one with $5,000.


To register and and donate online, click here:


How does it work?

  • The Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation will collect the member pledges of $100 and provide charitable donation receipts.

  • Local charities are invited to submit brief funding proposals to the Foundation. (see deadlines and criteria below)

  • A short list of charities will then be chosen.

  • At the June 6, 2017 special granting event, shortlisted charities will have the opportunity to make a five-minute presentation to the membership to pitch what they would do with $10,000 to foster positive change in the Elgin-St. Thomas community (5 minute presentations with 20 slides).

  • At the end of the evening, the 150 People Who Care membership will vote, and the winning charity will receive $10,000 and the charity that places second in votes receives $5,000 (or whatever funds have been collected) that night!

“I am very happy to be one of the founding members of the ‘150 People Who Care’ in our community. We have a lot of extremely talented people locally who are interested in supporting great causes, but may not have a lot of time to get involved with traditional service clubs. The ‘150 People Who Care’ approach solves this problem by offering a way to network with like-minded people, learn about charitable organizations in our community, and then make an immediate impact by supporting the best ideas.”

– Andrew Gunn, planning committee member


Become a Member!

  • There are spaces left! Help us reach our 150 pledges!

 pledge now

If you are NOT registering / paying online, click here to download a 150 Who Care Pledge Sheet


Compete for a $10,000 or $5,000 grant!

Are you a charity looking for funding from the 150 People Who Care donor circle?

  • Application Deadline for our next granting cycles is May 15, 2017

  • Review the Grant Criteria Here: Grant Criteria- 150 People Who Care initiative

  • Download an application forms here Application Form – 150 People Who Care initiative

  • Watch for notice of future application/grant cycle deadlines

  • If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to present to the 150 People Membership at a public event June 6 at the CASO Station at 7 p.m. This presentation will be 5 minutes and 20 slides to get your message across about how you would use the ~$10,000 grant for first place or ~$5,000 for second place.

  • The granting / voting evening will highlight all projects and need to the community, and to donors, and may encourage future contributions to all the applicant charities.


 Congratulations to our JUNE 2016 winning charity!

  • June 14th, 2016,  at the CASO station we held our first granting event!

  • A total of 95 paid up/pledged members of the 100 People Who Care donor circle were eligible to vote, and decided how to allocate this grant.

  • 6 charities presented their pitch of what they would do with $9,500 collected! (videos will be posted soon)

  • At the end of the evening the 100 People membership voted by ballot, and one charity will walk away with the grant that night!

  • Congratulations to the Kettle Creek Environmental Trust who received $9,500 to support their new innovative program called “Re-Wild The Family”. Read more here

June 2016 Grant. KKET