Our Funds
The Guelph Community Foundation is home to over 100 funds that support: arts & culture, health & wellness, children & youth, education, recreation, seniors, social services, the environment and animal welfare.
 
 
Unrestricted Funds
Unrestricted funds provide us with the most flexibility in responding to community needs. Named funds can be established with a gift of $10,000 or emerging funds can be created with pledge commitments.
 
Donors interested in supporting future community needs are able to make a contribution of any size to our Guelph Community Foundation (GCF) Community Fund.
 
BDO Community Support Fund
Bonnie Ewen Fund
Clare & Shirley Rennie Family Fund for Literacy
 
GCF Community Fund
Meridian Credit Union Fund
 
Miller Thompson Community Fund
Norman Earl Webb Fund
Oakland Porter Family Fund
RLB LLP Community Fund
The Co-operators Fund
The Mactaggart Team Fund
Tom Bird and Jay Elinesky Fund
William K. Greenaway & Anne C. Bawden Fund
 
 
Field of Interest Funds
A field of interest fund enables donors to identify an area of interest they would like to support (i.e. children, animal welfare, arts, environment, education, etc.).
 
Andy Lindsay Memorial Scholarship Fund
Camp Discover Fund
GCF Children & Youth Fund
GCF Environmental Legacy Fund
Jamie Vickery Memorial Fund
Mildred Christie Fund
The Tatham Fund
Willard-Jaklitsch Family Fund
William Darragh Gastle Endowment Fund
Wismer Fund for the Arts
 
 
Donor Advised Funds
Donor advised funds allow donors to have ongoing participation in the selection of charities that will benefit from their gift.
 
Ages Foundation Fund
Cremasco Fund
Daniel & Marcella Furlong Family Fund
Dianne Dance & Family Fund
Dr. Glenn D. Peirson Fund for the      Arts
Dr. Griffith A.V. Morgan Fund
Hugh and Lorna Guthrie Fund
Kaiser Family Fund
Kathie Deters Young Performers Fund
Ken Danby Legacy Fund
Koenig Arts & Environment Fund
Koornstra Family Foundation Fund
Mactaggart Family Endowment Fund
Masquerade Fund
Musagetes Fund
Norman Earl Webb Fund
Paul J. Smith Memorial Fund
Peter & Sabine Davison Fund
Peter Szkotnicki Legacy Fund
Ray and Maureen Scapinello Family 
   Fund
Squires Family Recreation & Sports
   Fund
Tai Yu Fund
William & Catharine Lord Endowment Fund
William D. Packham Fund
Designated Funds
This type of fund allows donors the opportunity to specify (at the time the fund is established) the charitable organization they wish to support in perpetuity.
 
175th Scholarship Fund
Angelo and Rina Longo Fund
Anne Hohenadel Fund
Anne and John Lawrence Memorial Fund
Bruce Graham Memorial Fund
Class of '71 Award in Memory of Kathryn Winegard Fund
Dr. Charles Pinch Fund
Dr. Harry Downie Memorial Fund
Eric Goegan Scholarship Fund
Frances MacKenzie Martin Estate Fund
Gladstone & Evelyn Mowatt Memorial Fund
Gordon Macleod Memorial Scholarship Fund
Guelph Chamber of Commerce Millennium Scholarship Fund
John A. Hourigan Memorial Fund
Ken Boyd Fund
Kiera Schneider Memorial Fund
Kimberly Thompson Memorial Fund
Mary Phelan Fund
McKeough Taylor Fund
Norval & Mary K. Richards Fund
OMS Graduate Scholarship in Industrial-Organizational Psychology Fund
The Griffith & Violet Morgan Fund
Thelma Townsend Fund
Tom Incledon Memorial Award Fund
Valcom Employee Guelph Health Centres Benefit Fund
Wynne Townsend Christie Fund

 
Other Funds
Flow-through Funds and Funds for Charitable Distribution are non-endowed. They are distributed as grants on a short term or scheduled basis.
 
Bishop's Education Fund/WCDSB
Corinne Beingessner Fund
Cutten Club Fund
Dr. Jagjit S. Gadhoke Volunteer Development & Training Fund
Fathers Remembered by Daughters Fund
Graham and Judy Knowles Charitable Fund
Grand River Conservation Foundation Fund
Guelph Mercury Kids-to-Camp Fund
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis FT Fund
Italian Canadian Club Fund
Janet Borg Memorial Foundation Fund
Kimberley Walker Fund
Mactaggart Family Fund
Nicholas Lambden Memorial Children's Foundation Fund
Ray Scapinello Foundation Fund
The Amazing Home Makeover
   Student Edition Fund
Tom Incledon Memorial Fund FT
Transformative Arts, Guelph Fund
YGH Environmental Support Fund
 
Funds for Charitable Distribution
Corinne Beingessner Fund
MacTaggart Family Fund
SmithValeriote Education Bursary
Wood Roberts Family Fund
 
 

 

 
Operating Endowment Fund
The Guelph Community Foundation is a charity itself. Contributors to the GCF operating endowment help to support the foundation's capacity to lead and serve in the community.
 

Ken & Eileen Hammill Fund


Charitable Endowment Funds
Charitable organizations establish permanent endowment funds to provide a source of income to carry out their work.
 
Anyone can make a gift to an agency fund in support of a specific local charitable organization.
 
Bruce Trail Conservancy Fund
Children's Foundation of Guelph & Wellington Fund
Elliott Endowment Fund
Grand River Conservation Fund
Guelph Arts Council Jane Graham Memorial Fund
Guelph Arts Council Legacy Fund
Guelph Arts Council Youth Endowment Fund
Guelph Community Health Centre Endowment Fund
Guelph Museums Fund
Guelph Public Library Fund
Hillside Festival Endowment Fund
HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health (ARCH) Fund
Hopewell Children’s Homes Fund
Hospice Wellington Fund
June McCann Fund
KidsAbility Fund
River Run Centre Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts
Sam & Gary Zuber Onward Willow Endowment Fund
The Suzuki String School of Guelph Fund
United Way of Guelph & Wellington 'Tomorrow Fund'
 
 
Funds Held for Others              
These funds have been placed with The Foundation for long term investment by other charitable organizations.
 
Centre Wellington Community Foundation
Friends of the Guelph Public Library Fund
Guelph Community Health Centre Managed Fund
Guelph Girls Fastpitch Championship Fund
Ontario 4-H Foundation Endowment Fund
Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund
Upper Grand Learning Foundation Fund
Gary & Wynne Christie
“We don’t want to just live in a community. We want to support it, participate in it, and help to strengthen it. The permanent funds we created have significant meaning to our family”.

~Gary & Wynne Christie, fund holders since 2004~

The Christie's established the Thelma Townsend Fund in memory of Wynne’s mother Thelma Townsend (supporting Guelph museums) and the Wynne Christie Townsend Fund (supporting Hospice Wellington).