In 2020, The Oakville & Milton Humane Society (OMHS) received a Resilient Communities Fund grant of $124,400 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to rebuild and recover from the impact of COVID-19. The OTF grant is helping OMHS improve its fundraising and data management capacity.
Recognizing the grant, MPP for Oakville, Stephen Crawford stated “I am delighted that our government is making this investment in the OMHS as part of our recovery from the effects of pandemic”, said Stephen Crawford. “I am a great supporter of the OMHS and the wonderful work they do in our community.”
The project is ongoing and when completed will vastly improve how the shelter fundraises and engages with donors by utilizing new fundraising and donor management software.
“This grant will allow for a complete transformation of our current database as well as our online donation platform,” said Rick Perciante, Executive Director, OMHS. “The upgrades we are undertaking, as a result of the generosity of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, will enhance our ability to raise more funds to support the more than 3,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year who depend on OMHS.”
Since OMHS relies 100% on donations from the public and corporate partners to provide animal care and support within the shelter, it’s vital that the shelter continues doing everything possible to strengthen the donor experience.
The Oakville & Milton Humane Society is dedicated to protecting and making life better for animals and connecting the communities that care about them in Oakville and Milton.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $115 million to 644 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.