Who We Are
The Wise Guys Charity Fund began with a simple goal in mind: to improve the quality of life in the Niagara Region. We started out raising funds for the YMCA, but just couldn’t stop there. We realized that there were so many other organizations and individuals in Niagara who needed our support. Why not do as much good as possible? So, we changed our strategy. We started raising funds for as many worthy causes as we could, especially the ones that don’t get the kind of publicity they deserve.
We thought we were just helping out; we didn’t realize we were creating a legacy.
Over the years, we started providing financial assistance to as many organizations as possible. This led us on some incredible adventures, and allowed us to support some inspiring projects along the way. We’ve helped women’s shelters, mentorship programs, advocacy centres, and more fight for the causes they care so much about. We’ve received tremendous support from the community along the way, which is the most rewarding part – watching community form and care for its members.
Now, the Wise Guys Charity Fund has grown into a widely-recognized charity in the Niagara Region. We can’t give full credit to one specific individual, but we can be grateful for the efforts of the collective. Together, we accomplish so much more than we ever could alone. Together, we’ve created a new way to care for our home.
We believe in supporting Niagara with every resource we can spare. We believe in finding new resources when we don’t have any to spare. Are you ready to pitch in?
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The Heart and Stroke Foundation funds life-saving research, health education and advocates for social change. To do this the charity coordinates 10 fundraising programs such as The Heart & Stroke Big Bike (a 29 seat bike companies as it visits each community in Niagara), Pedal 100 a long-distance cycling event, Jump Rope for Heart and other events. In the mid-90’s the Wise Guys generously provided the Foundation with a new Van! This vehicle acted as a much needed resource to haul various event day supplies, it was driven in front of the Big Bike to ensure the safety of event participants. The Niagara Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledges this generous contribution to the Foundation and it made a difference for our participants
On behalf of Bethlehem Projects of Niagara, I would like to congratulate Wise Guys Charity for their 20 years of giving back to the community. They have certainly lived up to their mission “to improve the quality of life within the Niagara Region”. Their fundraising efforts have resulted in more than $1.5 million being donated to local charities. Thanks to the support of Wise Guys Charity Fund and others in the community, we have seen our dream of building a 40 unit affordable, supportive apartment building in St. Catharines become a reality. Following this success we are nearing completion of a similar building in Niagara Falls and again Wise Guys Charity has stepped up to the plate with a substantial pledge to make this possible. We wish Wise Guys Charity continued success for many years to come and applaud their ongoing commitment to improving life in their community.
Community Care West Niagara has experienced the support and generosity of the Wise Guys. Our ability to carry out the work we do in West Niagara has been enhanced as a result. We and the community we serve are very grateful and congratulate the Wise Guys on their success over the past 20 years.