Temerty Foundation partners with TSF to support displaced Ukrainian youth

The Shevchenko Foundation (TSF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Temerty Foundation that will bolster efforts to facilitate the participation of displaced Ukrainian children and youth in Canada in community arts, educational and recreational programming.

TSF had previously allocated $80,000 of its proceeds from the recent successful Tryzub Awards Gala for grants to fund Instructional Resources for Ukrainian Canadian Recreational Arts Organizations and Educators. In appreciation of the tremendous work being done by the community to welcome and include newcomers to Canada in community programming, the Temerty Foundation generously donated an additional $100,000 to this TSF initiative.

As a result, one granting program has been created within the TSF with $180,000 now available for Instructional Resources for Ukrainian Canadian Arts and Education Organizations. The program will support Ukrainian Canadian community arts, recreational, youth, heritage and educational organizations, and education providers offering Ukrainian language and cultural instruction K-12.

“Our hearts go out to all the families from Ukraine that have been impacted by Russia’s unjustified war. Through the Shevchenko Foundation, The Temerty Foundation is proud to support the work of incredible community organizations that are helping to welcome displaced youth from Ukraine during this difficult time,” stated Krystina Waler, Director of Ukrainian Initiatives for the Temerty Foundation.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to work once again with the Temerty Foundation following our successful cooperation in supporting the community’s response to COVID-19 challenges,” stated TSF President Boris Balan. “The generosity of the Temerty Foundation coupled with its trust in the Shevchenko Foundation ensures the significant impact of this program that will help provide Ukrainian youth with a welcoming environment built on shared cultural values.”

A few examples of eligible funding requests include instrument rental, specialty footwear, rehearsal attire, art supplies, as well as teaching supplies and recreational equipment. Grants of up to a maximum $5,000 per applicant will be assessed monthly.

Application details are available at this link: https://bit.ly/3AXArY1