• 29thAug

    Cowan Family Fund Grants $8000 to Local and Regional Health Care

    Pictured from left to right: Colin Miller, South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, Maggie and John Cowan and Daniel Bradbury, Muskoka Community Foundation Board Member.



    Muskoka Community Foundation grants $8,000 to Muskoka Charities


    Muskoka (Immediate Release) – The Muskoka Community Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s grant recipients from the Cowan Family Fund. The Cowan Family Fund was created in July 2014 by John and Maggie Cowan of Collingwood and longtime Muskoka cottagers. The Cowan Family Fund, John and Maggie Cowan and Muskoka Community Foundation continue to support the important work that local and regional charities do, helping to create smart and caring communities.


    Since the creation of the Cowan Family Fund in 2014, $33,400 has been granted to projects and organization directly impacting the health and vitality of Muskoka and beyond.  This year’s Cowan Family Fund grant recipients are South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital Foundation, Nizagara Online, Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation, and Muskoka Steamship and Historical Society. Gord Durnan, Vice-Chair of Muskoka Community Foundation noted “more and more cottagers are stepping forward to support the important work being done by Muskoka charities by both volunteering their time and expertise, with generous philanthropic donations directed to their favorite causes as well as establishing endowed Family Funds with the Muskoka Community Foundation”.


    Muskoka Community Foundation is one of 191 Community Foundations in Canada administering over $730,000 in endowed and other assets.  Since it was founded in 2007, the Muskoka Community Foundation has granted over $230,000 directly to a variety of registered charities throughout Muskoka. You can learn more about the Foundation on their website:



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