The Guelph Community Foundation
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AROUND DOWNTOWN is happening September 25, 2022 -
Our annual fundraiser is back again this year and we can't wait to share it with you. Join us on a tour of Guelph through food, drinks, and exploration! The event includes an auction, networking, and good times all around.
Volunteer with us! -
Are you an enthusastic changemanger looking to give back? We are looking for volunteers to join our Investment Committee, Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, and our Fundraising and Events Working Groups.
for more details or email
, we'd love to hear from you!
2021 Impact Report -
Did you know that in 2021, we invested nearly 1.2 million dollars in 284 grants to 155 charities? Our collaboration with our charitable sector partners, along with the amazing support from the community and our dedicated volunteers and staff has made this impact possible. The full story of our 2021 work can be found
Media Release July 5, 2022 -
Home for Good Campaign receives major gift of $600,000 from St. Andrews's Presbyterian Church to help support affordable housing in Guelph,
Save The Date: AROUND DOWNTOWN Returns September 25, 2022 -
We are busily working away to prepare our annual fundraiser which takes participants on a tour of Guelph through food. The event will include silent and live auction and good times all around. Raffle tickets and event tickets on sale soon.
Media Release July 4, 2022
- GCF awards 15 local students with $21,300 in scholarships and bursaries,
Vital Focus Release February 28, 2022 -
We are sharing today the latest release in our Vital Focus series on secondary pandemic effects as they relate to older adults and those with chronic disease,
for the full read.
2020 Report to the Community -
Due to the amazing generosity from donors and the hard work from staff and volunteers, we were able to grant over $1.45 million to Guelph and area charities in 2020. The full story of our work can be found
Media Release July 7, 2021 -
Guelph Community Foundation awards
17 local students with $25,800 in scholarships and bursaries
Media Release June 16, 2021 -
Guelph Community Foundation announces
six new Board Members
to Board of Directors to support next phase of growth
Vital Focus Release May 12, 2021 -
We are sharing today our seventh release in our Vital Focus series on secondary pandemic effects as they relate to access to the internet and digital devices, click
for the full read
Media Release March 25, 2021 -
Today we share the launch of a new fund, the Make Your Mark Foundation in Memory of Kayla Chadwick starting on March 26 Epilepsy Awareness Day, click
Vital Focus Release March 11, 2021
- We are sharing today our sixth release in our Vital Focus series on secondary pandemic effects as they relate to persons with disabilities, click
Media Release 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. Click
We build community vitality in three ways:
1) DONOR ENGAGEMENT
We work with donors and help them plan their philanthropic goals, matching their interests and concerns with community needs and organizations. We help them find innovative and responsible ways to give their investments lasting impact. We build endowments and create legacies. To meet some of our fund holders and read their stories, click
We grant funds to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives. Whether it is sending hundreds of children to camp, planting trees, awarding youth for significant achievements, or supporting a program for bereaved parents - to learn more about our various granting opportunities please click
. We base our funding decisions on both our
research and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (
We bring people together from all parts of the community to stimulate new ideas, build participation, and strengthen community philanthropy. We identify long-term needs and opportunities in partnership with other funders, community groups and government.
Volunteer with GCF!
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
The Guelph Community Foundation
PO Box 1311, Guelph, ON N1H 6N6
ph: 519.821.9216 |
Registered Charitable # 86 727 8350 RR0001