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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ottawa Sustainability Fund awards $10,000 in "green" grants to community groups

An advised fund of the Community Foundation of Ottawa



OTTAWA, ON - February 1, 2011 - The Ottawa Sustainability Fund (OSF)is pleased to announce that it has awarded two grants of $5,000 each to non-profit, charitable organizations for the development of sustainabilityprojects in the city of Ottawa.

The grant recipients were selected following an evaluation of submissions to the OSF's latest call for applications in December 2010, which sought proposals for projects which would address climate change and have measurable results.

1. Ottawa Stewardship Council - Alternative Domestic Air Conditioning Evaluation and Promotion Project
2. Anglican Parish of Huntley - Solar Photovoltaic Project.

"The Ottawa Sustainability Fund would like to thank all the applicants for their submissions this year, each of which in their own way, demonstrated a strong, community commitment to improving sustainability in Ottawa," said Paul Koch, OSF Chair. "Some of the notable features of this year's recipients include the innovation of the alternative air conditioning proposal and the relative ease with which both projects can be replicatedand adopted by others in Ottawa to achieve considerable sustainability impacts."

Funding for OSF grants is a direct result of endowment or flow-through contributions to the Fund. "As contributions from individuals and corporations to the OSF increase, particularly flow-through donations, the OSF will be able to increase the size and number of grants to help achieve even greater positive impact on Ottawa's Sustainability," said Mr. Koch.
"The OSF provides an excellent opportunity for people and companies in Ottawa to provide a lasting, memorable legacy and sustainable impact on the city for generations to come."

For more information on the grant process and this year's recipients, please visit http://osfund.web.officelive.com/2011Grants.aspx.

About the Ottawa Sustainability Fund:
The Ottawa Sustainability Fund (the Fund) was created in 2006 as a philanthropic fund of the Community Foundation of Ottawa. It enables donors to support with confidence projects that foster a sustainable society in the City of Ottawa. Information on making a donationor contribution to the Ottawa Sustainability Fund is also available on the Fund's website at www.osfund.ca