Join Our Board

Join our Board!

Are you an enthusiastic changemaker looking to give back and to support the charities in your community? Do you know a community-minded individual who enjoys collaborative work and would be interested in joining a local volunteer board? If so, we’d love to hear from you! 

The Guelph Community Foundation (GCF) is a volunteer-driven charitable foundation that aims to strengthen and support our community through philanthropic leadership. We inspire philanthropy as a trusted connection between people and causes and offer a unique way to empower people and causes through evidence-based granting. We are excited to invite individuals who enjoy making a difference and being part of a team to join us – we guarantee there will never be a dull moment!

We are seeking creative and team-minded individuals who can bring their leadership and collaborative skills to help build GCF further as we continue to grow and build our endowment for impact in the community. Each position would commence in May with a variety of term end-dates available. The expected commitment is approximately 6-12 hours per month. The Board of GCF provides strategic leadership to the organization, governs, establishes policy, oversees the setting of operational and financial performance, measures and assesses the Board’s own effectiveness.

Seeking candidates who live and/or work in Guelph and Wellington County to join our Board of Directors which balances lived experience, knowledge, and professional expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge and expertise in:

  • Fundraising, Development & Sponsorship
  • Digital Media / Communications / Marketing
  • Chartered Investment Management or equivalent
  • Lived experience
  • Young philanthropist and community chagemakers

The expected commitments from Board Members are as follows:

  • Attend six (6) Board meetings each year plus the Annual General Meeting
  • Able to commit the time and resources to serve on the Board for the full three-year term
  • Join at least one committee or working team, including: 
    • Finance, Administration and Human Resources
    • Investment and Finance
    • Policy Advancement
    • Strategic Planning
    • Stewardship
    • Grants
    • Fundraising and Events

GFC is an equal opportunity organization committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome all people from our community, including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of any gender identity. We believe everyone can have input and add value, and we appreciate input from a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds.

Please email [email protected] if you encounter barriers at any time in the application process. We are happy to accommodate and learn. Board participation is voluntary and with no remuneration for service. Our Directors include many community members who share your interests in supporting the charitable needs of our community.

Apply to join our board by emailing [email protected] with your resume and a letter of introduction* by April 10th, 2024. We’d love to hear from you!

* Your submission should include your contact info and what interests you about GCF. Speak to what you value, what interests you, in the present or the potential: “As a board member, I can help GCF with…” describe some of the qualities or experience you offer.

About The Guelph Community Foundation

The Guelph Community Foundation is a charitable public foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Guelph and surrounding areas through endowments, stewardship, and granting programs. The Foundation pools the charitable gifts of donors into permanent, interest earning endowments. The income from the endowments supports a range of philanthropic programs and activities. The office is located in the Old Quebec Street Shoppes in beautiful downtown Guelph. To learn more please visit

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