Canadian Community Foundations

The Guelph Community Foundation is a member of Community Foundations of Canada. There are over 191 community foundations across the country and together we help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work and play. 

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Community Foundations of Canada is a national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations. They help Canadians invest in making our communities better places to live, work and play. Collectively they hold combined assets of more than $4.8 billion and have put hundreds of millions back into communities over their 94-year history.  In 2015 they granted more than $215 million.

Community Foundations of Canada put the strength of their collective philanthropic network to the best possible use for our communities and our country.  They are championing the issues that matter to Canadians with an eye on the change we can make, now and for future generations.  They explore new ways to make a collective impact hand-in-hand with partners that have a shared vision.

What is a community foundation?

Community foundations contribute time, leadership and financial support to local initiatives, helping people give back where their communities need it most.

With an intimate knowledge of local priorities, community foundations champion what matters most by directing grants, expertise, leadership, and other investments towards everything from shelter, education, and care for those in need, to the arts, environment and recreation.

How do community foundations work?

Community foundations play a crucial role in how people give back where communities need it most. We connect people, families and companies with causes that inspire them.  We pool resources, knowledge and expertise, working with others for even greater impact.  And we help donors realize their philanthropic goals by matching their interests with community needs and finding innovative ways to make every donation count. 

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