It was a great 2018 for the Community Foundation Grey Bruce.
The organization held their Annual General Meeting and Fall Grants Celebration on Wednesday.
The meeting took place at the County of Grey municipal offices in Owen Sound.
49 charities and not-for-profits in Grey and Bruce counties received $270,878 in grants that is funded through donations and endowments.
Foundation Chair Maureen Solecki says it is amazing to see the work that these organizations are trying to do.
She says the foundation has been able to grant a number of varied groups to help them with their projects.
Solecki says donors are able to put their own stamp on those funds.
She says they can put the funds from their endowment towards a special interest that they are passionate about.
Solecki says despite the volatility of the stock markets, the funds that they have invested have done very well.
She says being able to turn around and give those funds back into the community is a huge boost to organizations that would otherwise have difficulty getting those funds.