Frog’s Breath Foundation is a private not-for-profit foundation created in 1998 by Peter J. Grant Sr. Peter was the owner of Grant Forest Products Inc. and employer to hundreds of employees and their families. It was his commitment to these families, his appreciation for their service and the love of the Northeastern Ontario land that motivated him to create a foundation to give back to the area he was raised and had established his business in.
Developing an event based on his greatest passion was the simple part – golf. And so came the legendary Frog’s Breath Charity Golf Tournament and Social. Over a period of 9 years the tournament raised over $12 million dollars with the help of hundreds of volunteers, community supporters and the incredible generosity of Grant Forest Products Incorporated who matched the event proceeds and donated immeasurable resources to the planning, staging and execution of the golf tournament.
Since inception, the foundation has given back over $6.8 million dollars to Northeastern Ontario communities. Recipients have ranged from social services, arts and culture, education, provision of medical services, physical fitness and amateur sport, and everywhere in between.
By keeping small, the organization has forged close relationships with grantees, taken thoughtful risks with new and growing charities and collaborated to amplify the impact.
Today the foundation is managed by a small but diverse group of volunteers that make up the Board of Directors. These knowledgeable councilors share in the philosophy of giving big while staying small. They endeavor to operate in a lean manner and focus on making a big difference on their neighborhoods’ biggest challenges.