WC Kitchen Family Foundation

Please note we are not accepting or considering unsolicited grant requests for 2024

About the W.C. Kitchen Family Foundation

The Toronto based W.C. Kitchen Family Foundation was established in 1988 through the generous endowments of Bill and Jean Kitchen.

The Foundation focuses on funding initiatives that reflect the Kitchen family’s values and interests, specifically:

  • Youth at risk in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Conservation of natural resources in Ontario and British Columbia

The Foundation seeks out and entertains grant proposals on an annual basis.

Our Mission Statement

The W.C. Kitchen Family Foundation has a particular interest in helping disadvantaged or marginalized youth who do not have the same opportunities as other youth to develop to their fullest potential. (Disadvantaged youth refers to those in the teenage years who are vulnerable to social exclusion due to one or more risks such as poverty, dysfunctional family relationships, substance-abuse and addiction in the family, and parental neglect). The Foundation will support projects or programs in the Greater Toronto Area designed to help enable such youth to acquire self-esteem, to enhance their education and/or develop practical skills. These should be innovative programs that take a preventive or early intervention approach to the challenges facing these young people. Also, the programs should be of sufficient duration to effect change or have some lasting impact.

Conservation of natural resources is also of concern to the W.C. Kitchen Family Foundation. A smaller portion of the Foundation’s funds will be allocated to particular conservation projects selected by the board for their potential to make a significant difference.