Who We Help

Festival Profits Support Local Organizations

 Free Family Skate

My Life Matters Free Family Skate • Sunday, December 30, 2012
Hosted by the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council with some funding from the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival.
(from left: Kelly Stewart, Kim Carter, Tana Nash, Natalie Massicotte, Officer Matt Stauffer, Ken Jessop, Cheryl Peterson, Matt Jessop – photo by Rocky Nash)

Since its inception, all proceeds from the Festival are returned to the community, to both charitable and not-for-profit organizations. In 2001, the Festival was the proud recipient of the Outstanding Philanthropic Action award from the Foundation for Rural Living. And, at the completion of the 2015 Festival, the total monies raised for these community groups surpassed the 1.5 million dollar mark.

Traditionally, 40% of the profits are allocated annually to Elmira District Community Living with the remaining amounts shared among selected organizations.



For our 53rd Festival in 2017 we were very pleased to allocate $55,000 in support to the following organizations within our community: 

Apply for a Festival Grant
Are you a charitable or not-for-profit organization in Waterloo Region? Could your organization benefit from a financial leg up to continue your good works? Grant Applications may be submitted between Festival Day and April 28, 2017.
Click here to download a PDF Grant Application