Supported Projects

Over the past 32+ years, The Wise Guys Charity has raised and rolled back into Niagara over $5.1 Million for worthy causes throughout the Niagara Region.

Some of the beneficiaries of these efforts are:


YMCA’s of Niagara $124,000 St. Catharines – new facility

$150,000 St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara Falls – new facilities & expansions

$50,000 West Niagara – new facility

Niagara Children’s Centre $60,000 for building expansion

$190,000 for children with special needs swim program

Hotel Dieu Shaver
Health & Rehabilitation Centre
$75,000 for a new addition to their building to provide extended therapy services

$14,000 for 3 pieces of rehabilitation equipment

$10,750 to purchase a new patient bed and specialty mattress

Niagara Regional Health Department $250,000 for a Mobile Health Bus

$40,000 for a NEW Mobile Health Bus

Family and Children Services (FACS) Niagara Foundation $30,000 for new facility – St. Catharines

$50,000 for new facility – Niagara Falls

$6,000 for Summer Smiles Camp Equipment

$10,000 for 50 car seat sets

$10,000 for their New Outlooks & Beginnings program

$25,000 towards a rubberized play surface installation

Heart and Stroke Foundation $22,000 for a van for use within the Niagara Region
Pathstone Foundation $50,000 for their new facility

$30,000 for new research, treatment and training facility

$25,000 for new outdoor playground

$20,000 towards furnishing their Welland site (River House)

Niagara Health System $100,000 for a new Cancer Centre

$16,500 for the purchase of 2 neo-natal units

$30,000 for a portable ultrasound machine

$25,000 for an Affinity birthing bed

Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold $8,000 for a van

$37,000 for a walk-in freezer & refurbishing of Thorold facility

$10,000 annually for Christmas programs

$65,000 for a new refrigeration vehicle (Chuck’s Truck)

$10,000 annually for Christmas programs

$40,000 to purchase new chassis (Chuck’s Truck)

“Drug Awareness Program” $75,000 for George Chuvalo to present to almost 25,000 students across Niagara
Community Care of West Niagara $30,000 for refrigeration equipment & a van

$35,000 for walk-in cooler, refrigeration and freezer

$25,000 for a new cargo van

$15,000 for a commercial freezer for a new location

Infinity Play Place $15,000 playground for children including access for the disabled
Alzheimer Society $60,000 for new building – St. Catharines

$20,000 for Early Stage Support Program

Wellspring Niagara $30,000 for a Cancer Support Program

$100,00 for new Regional Support Centre

Bethesda Community Services $50,000 for therapy room equipment to serve children with autism and other special needs

$30,000 for a sensory room and equipment

$25,000 towards construction of a fully accessible pavilion for children & youth with disabilities

Heartland Forest $40,000 for their learning centre

$25,000 for an accessible playground

$10,000 for accessible washrooms

$15,000 for accessible carts

Niagara Regional Police Department $5,000 annually for teddy bears for the Child Abuse & Niagara Victim Crisis Services programs
Children’s Discovery Centre $10,000 for building renovations
Children’s Safety Village $25,000 for their village
Niagara Symphony Orchestra $30,000 for a music library in the Performing Arts Centre

$75,000 for instruments

Women’s Place of South Niagara $30,000 for new building (Nova House)

$50,000 for building expansion

Red Roof Retreat $30,000 towards a van to use for disabled children

$32,000 to resurface lot for accessibility

Big Brothers and Big Sisters $5,000 for Kids Room renovations

$8,000 for Big Bunch Program

$5,000 for computers

$25,000 for family/reception welcome area

Adolescents Family Support Niagara $10,000 for building renovations in Welland
Gillian’s Place of St. Catharines $30,000 for new building

$ 15,000 for building renovations

$100,000 towards a building expansion

Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre $48,000 for building renovations
Bethlehem Housing and Support Services $25,000 for new building – St. Catharines

$ 20,000 for new building – Niagara Falls

$ 20,000 for their playground

The Raft (Resource Association For Teens) $10,000 for renovations to their facility
Autism Niagara $25,000 for new facilities/renovations

$ 25,000 for sensory room equipment

$79,000 for new equipment

Project Share $20,000 towards a new refrigeration vehicle
Brushed Aside Program $15,000 towards dental assistance for financially disadvantaged adults
Niagara Regional Sexual Assault Centre $20,000 for Child Assault Prevention Program
Hospice Niagara $9,500 for building renovations

$ 30,000 for medical beds

$75,000 towards new facilities in Welland & Fort Erie

Habitat for Humanity $160,000 towards new home builds
Hope Centre $10,000 for updates to facilities in Welland

$ 20,000 towards a new community soup and culinary training kitchen

Port Cares $10,000 for equipment in Port Colborne

$100,000 towards new affordable housing project

Hannah House $5,000 to furnish rooms in maternity home facility
Lincoln Community Complex $50,000 for new facility
Wigs for Kids Canada $4,500 for wigs for children in Niagara
Community Living St. Catharines $10,000 for expansion and renovations of facility
Kidsport Niagara $22,500 to assist less advantaged children with registration & equipment
Scouts Canada Welland $10,000 for canoes and camping equipment
Fort Erie Performing Arts Centre $20,000 for their new building
Learning Disabilities Niagara $10,000 for Reading Rock junior program

$ 10,000 for the Read, Explore & Discover Program

Brock University Sports $30,000 for a new rowing shell

$ 45,000 for a mentorship program

Brain Injury Association of Niagara $2,300 for building renovation (new doors)

$ 5,000 for camp to assist low income Niagara children with acquired brain injury

$ 2,100 for an Auto External Defibrillator (AED)

I CAN-T.E.R. Therapeutic Riding $5,000 for building renovation

$ 5,000 for machinery for garden project

$ 4,000 for a new 4-wheel cart

YWCA $50,000 towards a new facility
Norm Foster Festival $ 5,000 for local hero program
Gateway of Niagara $5,000 for equipment in new accessible building in Niagara Falls

$ 8,000 for supported, affordable housing in Port Colborne

Niagara Youth Orchestra $9,950 for equipment
Start Me Up Niagara $25,000 for renovations to facility
Niagara-on-the-lake Library $26,000 for “Makerspace” within newly renovated library
CNIB $5,000 for support program
Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit $50,000 towards a new rescue vessel
Equine Ability Therapeutic Riding Centre $2,500 for wheelchair accessible horse-drawn cart
St. John’s Ambulance $25,000 for refurbished vehicles

$ 5,000 for 2 AEDs (automated external defibrillators)

Strive Niagara $60,000 for 3 new playgrounds in St. Catharines and Welland
Yellow Door Theatre Project $13,000 for restorations to theatre space
Community Living Port Colborne/Wainfleet $25,000 for new wheelchair accessible van
Boys and Girls Clubs of Niagara $17,000 for the purchase and repurposing of a school bus
Links for Greener Learning $10,000 for the building of 20 new garden beds and supplies
Niagara Furniture Bank $25,000 for a delivery truck
McNally House Hospice $42,000 for an accessibility lift

$50,000 towards a new 10 bed hospice

Niagara Folk Art Multicultural Centre $10,000 for a renovation of their youth space
Friends of Roselawn Centre $2,543 for the purchase of electric induction cooktops and chef kits
Foyer Richelieu Welland $100,000 towards a new long-term care facility
Niagara Falls Community Outreach Soup Kitchen $20,000 for food

$ 9,456 for kitchen equipment

Cave Springs Camp $20,000 towards construction of Pavilion
South Niagara Rowing Club $46,080 for a rowing shells
Port Colborne Community Association $20,000 towards cargo van for outreach centre
Niagara College $38,000 for a mental health peer support program
Niagara Falls Art Gallery / Niagara Children’s Museum $15,000 towards literacy wall with animated educator
Socks for Change $25,000 to purchase wool socks for those in need
Food 4 Kids Niagara $7,584 for equipment
St. Catharines Scouts $5,745 for tents, stove and lanterns
Tomorrow Voices Foundation $5,000 towards their programs
Fonthill Scounting $2,400 for camping gear
Many Hands Project $1,500 art supplies for mental health program with Pathstone
Southridge Jam Co./Shelter $ 10,000 for equipment
Foundation of Resources for Teens (FORT) Grimsby $ 10,000 for renovation
Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre $75,000 for an indoor & outdoor children’s gallery
Rose City Kids $10,000 towards a new outdoor sports court
Niagara Military Museum $15,000 for restorations to building
ARID Group Home/Thorold $7,000 towards a new kitchen
Attachment & Trauma Treatment Centre For Healing (ATTCH) Niagara $ 3,000 towards their parent/child enhancement program

$15,000 for creation of mobile app

Open Arms Mission of Welland $10,000 towards equipment for a processing kitchen
Carousel Players $10,000 towards building renovations
Community Living Welland/Pelham $4,500 for conference room & equipment to serve clients through video
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake Heritage Trail $10,000 towards the restoration of the trail
Pope Francis Centre $20,000 for healthy foods & cooking program for students
Niagara Falls Community Health Care $50,000 towards building renovations
Education Foundation $21,853 for equipment & machinery for new Shifting Gears program
Gallery Players of Niagara $7,000 towards live streaming concert program
Westview Christian Fellowship $25,000 towards the renovation/extension of the nursery & playground
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital $100,000 towards new hospital
Notre Dame High School $15,000 for tools, utensils, and appliance for cooking stations
Lincoln Public Library $20,504 for a 3D printer and other equipment
Momentum Choir $17,422 to purchase choir uniforms for 100 Niagara members
Niagara Grape & Wine Festival $30,000 to purchase Water Wagon
Niagara Falls Lightning Gymnastics Club $19,000 to purchase new trampoline equipment
Avanti Chamber Singers $2,000 to purchase vocal scores for the choir
10th Welland Scouting $4,750 to purchase tents & camping equipment