Media Releases

2022

October 24, 2022 – September’s Guelph Community Foundation’s Around Downtown Fundraising Event Raised $23K to Better our Community

October 17, 2022 – The Guelph Community Foundation is excited to have added four new members to their Board of Directors

September 26, 2022 – Over $160,400 in grants to 40 local charities distributed through GCF’s Community Grants 2022

September 2, 2022 – GCF announces the return of the annual fundraiser Around Downtown which will be held September 25, 2022

August 8, 2022 Guelph Arts Council Announces Winner of $5K Pay it Forward Fund, a fund held by the Guelph Community Foundation

July 5, 2022 – GCF Supported Home for Good Campaign receives major gift of $600K from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church to help support affordable housing in Guelph.
July 4, 2022 – Guelph Community Foundation awards 15 local students with $21,300 in scholarships and bursaries

2021

July 7, 2021 – Guelph Community Foundation awards 17 local students with $25,800 in scholarships and bursaries
June 16, 2021 – Guelph Community Foundation announces six new Board Members to Board of Directors to support next phase of growth
March 25, 2021 – Make Your Mark Fund in Memory of Kayla Chadwick launches at the Guelph Community Foundation to raise money for Epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
March 11, 2021 – Vital Focus on secondary impacts of COVID-19 on people with disabilities
January 14, 2021 – The Guelph Community Foundation announces funding results of $471,166 to 35 critical programs through the Emergency Community Support Fund to support Covid-19 efforts

2020

December 18, 2020 – ToastyToes Guelph and Guelph Community Foundation exceed goals and raise $15,382 for charities to purchase socks for those experiencing homelessness
November 26, 2020 – New Vital Focus report on employment is relased
October 1, 2020 – ToastyToes Guelph and Guelph Community Foundation partner to raise dollars for those experiencing homelessness
September 28, 2020 – New Vital Focus Series details the secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Guelph and Wellington County
July 7, 2020 – The Guelph Community Foundation announces $345,510 to 21 local charities through the Emergency Community Support Fund to support COVID-19 efforts
June 23, 2020 – The Guelph Community Foundation awards 17 local students with $29,300 in scholarships and bursaries
June 11, 2020 – Podcast Highlighting the impact of COVID Community Response Fund Launches
May 29, 2020
 – Local COVID Community Response Fund Releases Next Round of Granting – 27 grants and $150,000 now issued
May 19, 2020 – Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) launches across Canada to support vulnerable populations in our communities
April 29, 2020 – Local COVID Community Response Fund puts community dollars to work
April 9, 2020 – Local COVID Community Response Fund sees strong early start
March 31, 2020 – The Guelph Community Foundation partners with United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin on Community Response Fund

2019 

November 19, 2019 – The Guelph Community Foundation grants over $20,000.00 through the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge to youth-led projects in Guelph

2018 

The Guelph Community Foundation is featured in this Real Estate Blog – a great way for our community (new and old) to find out about what we do!  Take a look here.

2017

October 10, 2017 – GCF announces over $113,000 granted to community charities
April 10, 2017 – Over $32,000 granted to local camps!  View full list of recipients here.
February 1, 2017 – Kids to Camp grant applications now open at GCF
January 3, 2017 – GCF kicks off Canada’s 150th at Guelph Storm Game

2016 

December 7, 2016 – Neighbourhood kids attend Storm game free to kick off Canada’s 150th in Guelph
October 19, 2016 – Let’s show that we believe in Kindness on Friday November 4th!
October 6, 2016 – GCF surprises community with more grants than expected for Canada’s 150th
September 26, 2016 – GCF announces grants of $160K for Canada’s 150th
May 9, 2016 – Summer Position Available!  Digital Marketing Assistant
May 9, 2016 – Summer Position Available! – Grants Assistant
April 20, 2016 – List of Kids to Camp Grant Recipients – over $30K granted this year!
March 22, 2016 – Dollar Match Granting for Canada’s 150th will inject $120K of grant dollars 
January 18, 2016 – Kids to Camp grant applications now open at GCF

2015 

November 2, 2015 – This Friday spread Kindness on a mass scale around Guelph
October 21, 2015 – Will you be caught in the Act of Kindness on Friday November 6th?
October 14, 2015 – GCF raises $50,000 at Dine & Dance Gala for Community Fund
October 14, 2015 – GCF announces over $120,000 to grant recipients at Celebration Breakfast
October 6th, 2015 – GCF gala hosts a who’s-who-of-Guelph event
June 15, 2015 – $100,000 to be awarded in community grants!  Now accepting applications
June 11, 2015 – GCF Announces over $19,000 in Grants awarded to Kids to Camp programs!
June 11, 2015 – GCF Announces 15th Anniversary Dine & Dance Gala
May 13, 2015 – The secret is out!  Our volunteers recognized in the community!
April 17, 2015 – Open House a success!
April 10 , 2015 – Open House will unveil more than new office space
February 9, 2015 – New home for Guelph Community Foundation

2014 

November 7, 2014 – Kindness All Around You
October 2, 2014 – Guelph Community Foundation announces fall grant recipients

2013 

October 21, 2013 – Guelph’s Kindest Day of the Year – Mark your calendar
October 3, 2013 – GCF announces grants and celebrates Governor General’s award
September 27, 2013 – New Executive Director for Guelph Community Foundation
April 12, 2013 – The Guelph Community Foundation calls for grant applications
July 2, 2013 – Guelph volunteer Pat McCraw awarded Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

2012 

November 8, 2012 – Kindness Sweeps Community
October 4, 2012 – Fall Community Grant Announcement Media Release
September 12, 2012 – GCF and Champions Preparing for November 9th Random Act of Kindness Day

2011 

October 5, 2011 – Guelph Community Foundation announces Fall Grant Recipients 
June 28, 2011 – Guelph Youth Receive over $16,000 in Community Foundation Scholarships
May 11, 2011 – Guelph Community Foundation Spring Call for Grant Applications 
May 4, 2011 – Guelph Community Foundation Invites Everyone to Visit our New Website 
April 22, 2011 – Guelph Community Foundation Looks Back on a Decade of Gifts and Grants

2010

October 20, 2010 – The Guelph Community Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Giving and Granting
July 28, 2010 – With Heavy Hearts, We Say Thank-You Hugh
July 7, 2010 – The Guelph Community Foundation Supports Over $200,000 in Spring Grants
June 2, 2010 – The Guelph Community Foundation Marks 10th Anniversary
April 20, 2010 – The Guelph Community Foundation “Seed” Money Helps Community Gardens
January 15, 2010 – Julien Project Grows Roots at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School

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