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Making Awesome Happen, $1,000 At A Time    

How do we ensure Newmarket continues to be the best place to live and work in Canada? It starts with Awesome ideas. Enter the Awesome Foundation Newmarket, a group that provides monthly hassle-free micro grants to help bring those ideas to life.

Rather than a charity, the Awesome Foundation is like a giving circle. Ten trustees give $100 of their own money each month to help an individual or group implement a great idea that helps people locally. At the Awesome Foundation Newmarket, we focus on ideas that benefit youth in Newmarket.

We accept idea submissions from people of any age and with a variety of ideas. No idea is too small, and those that promote fun are as important as those with more serious focus. APPLY NOW


Latest Awesome Foundation Newmarket Recipient: August 2020

Girls Inc. of York Region has made a move! Previously located at Main and Davis, the organization has relocated to a great space at 482 Queen St.

The two-level space offers ample room to grow with multiple offices on the main floor along with a board room, and a large room for in-house programming. In the basement, there is a craft room with three walls of storage for craft supplies, additional storage for event supplies and a kitchen suited to grow the organization’s healthy body and food programs. “Although the new space is better suited to Girls Inc.’s needs, the building, and more specifically, the basement will need some renovations,” says Barb Wallace, Executive Director. The grant, she says, will be put toward those changes.

Girls Inc.’s programming focuses on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. Program areas and activities include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), building social media awareness, economic literacy, developing leadership skills through mentoring, anti-bullying, healthy eating and more.



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Leslee Mason
04 Sep, 2020

Newmarket has more than 200 years as a community under its belt. Plaques and markers spotlighting Newmarket’s rich history can be found throughout the older areas of Town, making it a great walking destination.


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