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Ontario Children's Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Ontario Children's Foundation

(formerly Ontario Children's Home)

P.O. Box 82

Canandaigua, NY United States 14424-0082

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-09-30)

Assets: $3,915,742

Total giving: $190,409





Additional Contact Information

Application address for education assistance: c/o Jane Wheeler, 4160 W. Lake Rd., Canadaigua, NY 14424, e-mail:


Established in 1863 in NY for civil war orphans

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for child welfare including programs for eyeglasses, general dental work and medications, and recreation; support also for student loans. Recipients must be under 21 years of age, reside in Ontario County, New York, and need financial help.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Student loans to residents of Ontario County, NY, who are under the age of 21. Grants restricted to children under 21 years of age in Ontario County, NY, for child day care, youth organization membership, medical and dental expenses, day camp, field trips, and participation in the Special Olympics.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Dental care
  • Education
  • Sports and recreation
  • Vision care

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-09-30

Assets: $3,915,742 (market value)

Gifts received: $41,599

Expenditures: $221,288

Total giving: $190,409

Qualifying distributions: $191,293