We help local kids realize their potential.
You can too.


Watch: Al’s story

Innovating play structures, planting sunflower gardens, and cultivating small-town support… Al Potvin has demonstrated what being a leader in community service is all about.

Take a moment to learn why giving back to Mississippi Mills means so much to him.

Help a kid in Mississippi Mills with our support

As a Foundation, we are unable to distribute funds to specific individuals. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Upper Canada District School Board’s Champion for Kids Foundation to ethically and equitably administer the disbursements from our Foundation to kids in Mississippi Mills who are in need.

To refer a child in need, contact the principal at one of the public schools in Mississippi Mills and request an application be submitted on their behalf.

Click here for more information on referring a local kid who could use our help.


Our Funding Focus

The foundation’s funding interests are within the area of educational opportunity and non-judgemental support for local children and youth. Click here to learn more.

Al with his sunflowers

Who is Al Potvin?

Learn more about the man who started the Foundation, and read the letter that he wrote to the Mississippi Mills community here.


Meet our Board

Al’s children Chris, Janice, and Paul have collectively assumed the directorship for our Foundation Board. Learn more about our directors here.