We would like to thank each and every donor who has given so generously to The Guelph Community Foundation. The charitable organizations we work with appreciate every donation whether large or small.
You are invited to go "behind the scenes" with us as we share our grant dollars in action through mini-documentaries that we've called Community Impact Stories. Click here to see the episodes that have been launched so far!
WATCH THE IMPACT OF GRANT DOLLARS IN ACTION
Click to watch the Community Impact videos.
READ THE IMPACT OF GRANT DOLLARS IN ACTION
We capture grant impact stories in our Annual Report
, our Newsletters
and monthly e-blasts.
In addition to those resources, we invite you to take a moment to learn more about some of the programs, projects and initiatives that we have supported with grants and the impact they have in our community over the years:
Fostering a love of music
(2012 Community Grants Program) - Mentoring young musicians is one of the mandates of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra (GSO
); thus the launch of the GSOKids Club
in the fall of 2012 comes as no surprise. Building on the success of the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra
, this free, season-long program was designed for children between 6 and 12 years of age. Recent grants from the Foundation have helped to get both the Youth and Kids program off the ground. Read more...
Build Your Community, Build Your Resume
(2012 Community Grants Program) - Build Your Community, Build Your Resume
is an interactive High School Student assembly that demonstrates how youth can make a difference in their community while gaining valuable workplace experiences. This project, a recipient of a $5,000 Community Grant in 2012, addresses volunteer needs and emerging employment opportunities in our community. Read more...
Specialized learning in the not-for-profit sector
(2012 Community Grants Program) - In 2011, the United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin, the City of Guelph, and the Guelph Community Foundation teamed up to provide partial tuition scholarships for Conestoga College’s Certificate in Senior Leadership and Management in the Not-for-Profit Sector. Due to the success of the program, it was repeated in 2012. Read more ...
Pollination garden beautifies Hospice site
(2012 Community Grants Program) - A community grant to Pollination Guelph, a local charity, helped fund the second phase in a multi-year project to transform the Hospice Wellington site into an attractive, diverse and sustainable landscape that complements the spirit and work of the organization. Read more ...
Guelph Based Orchestra Strikes a Chord With Youth
Youthopia - Youth for Inclusion
Guelph's Vibrant Arts Community
(2009 GCF Community Fund: Building Vital Communities) - ‘What does a healthy plant look like and if a plant is going to do well, what does it need to have to stay healthy?’.
This is a question that is asked to participants at The Julien Project going into its 4th growing season. The Julien Project
, which recently received a $5,000 grant from The Guelph Community Foundation for their field organic vegetable production program, enriches lives and communities by social and therapeutic gardening. Read more ...
Healthy Outlook … Stronger Future!
Helping Hands for Art & Culture
It’s not just about sports, games and roasting marshmallows ...
KidZCreate … Empowering Children With Special Needs
Nutrition Support for Seniors
Small Grants Can Make A BIG Difference!
Exposing Children & Youth to the Arts