News & Events

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Feb 09, 2016

Remembering Paul Wainwright

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our friend, Paul Wainwright. An unsung hero of the community, Paul was a genuine believer in giving...
Feb 08, 2016

Andrea Payne 2015 Ivey Award for Excellence Recipient

The Ivey Award for Excellence recognizes a volunteer, who has strengthened the community in London or Middlesex County. The recipient receives a $2,...
Feb 05, 2016

Citizen Culture: Culture-Infused Learning

Participating in arts and cultural activities can be a very powerful experience. It encourages innovation, creativity, imagination; a different way...
Feb 01, 2016

Habitat for Humanity, Fanshawe College and the City of London Report Success of the Argyle Community, Career and Connect Program

The Argyle Community Career and Connect (ACCC) project has been a great success since the two year program was launched in February, 2014. This game...
Jan 26, 2016

Ashley Dickey: 2015 Vital People Award Recipient

The Vital People Award honours individuals in Nonprofit organizations who have a passion for professional growth and demonstrate leadership in the...
Jan 19, 2016

Foundation kicks off Engage! London helping local professionals experience the "good" in doing good

On Thursday, January 21st, London Community Foundation will kick off its Engage! London program. Building the next generation of community leaders,...
Jan 14, 2016

Sexual Abuse: Changing the Conversation

One in every four women and one in every six men has experienced sexual abuse in their lifetime. Moreover, research suggests that only 15% of those...
Jan 13, 2016

Verge Launch and Loan Recipient Announcement

London Community Foundation is proud to be a partner of Verge Capital. In partnership with Pillar Nonprofit Network, United Way London Middlesex, and...
Jan 13, 2016

CFC and Manulife Establish Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees

As thousands of Syrian Refugees enter our country, we are proud to be part of a national movement supporting the integration of these new Canadians...
Dec 14, 2015

Berlet Family Fund tackles mental health in memory of son Austen

I’d snap out of it if I could. I’d love to feel alive and like myself again. Think of the future, instead of the end.
Feb 09, 2016

Remembering Paul Wainwright

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our friend, Paul Wainwright. An unsung hero of the community, Paul was a genuine believer in giving...
Dec 14, 2015

Berlet Family Fund tackles mental health in memory of son Austen

I’d snap out of it if I could. I’d love to feel alive and like myself again. Think of the future, instead of the end.
Nov 30, 2015

Why I give- Jill Wright, London Community Foundation Fundholder

Two years ago I suffered a concussion that changed my life. I realize everyone struggles with something, maybe many times in their lifetime, but this...
Nov 30, 2015

Harvey Bishop shares his love of basketball with The London Wheelchair Basketball Association Fund

When Harvey Bishop moved to London in 1957 to attend Western University, little did he know that one day he would leave a charitable legacy in this...
Sep 22, 2015

Verna D. Davis Family Foundation Purchases a Bed and Wagon for Medically Fragile Children

Kids Country Club is an outstanding nonprofit organization of parents and caregivers that provide respite support for children who are medically...
Aug 18, 2015

Visionary judge recognized for achievements by London Family Court Clinic

Known as a visionary who had ideas before his time, Judge Maurice Genest was passionate about serving families with integrity, compassion and empathy...
Aug 18, 2015

Spectra award nominees honoured through Butler Family Fund

Dawn and Errol Butler have found a personal way to give to a cause their family values.  They have chosen to provide financial awards to the...
Sep 30, 2014

Church going bees, who'd have thought!

Julia Hunter Memorial Fund feeds the bees needs with pollination project Thanks to funding from the Julia Hunter Memorial Fund, a fund within London...
Jul 14, 2014

CIBC Wood Gundy Drives Change in Honour of Colleague

Too well-admired to ever be forgotten, Rob Killeen’s legacy lives on through the Rob Killeen Memorial Fund at London Community Foundation.
May 12, 2014

Farewell, John Barron

It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of John Barron, beloved friend of the Foundation. The London music legend lost his...
Feb 08, 2016

Andrea Payne 2015 Ivey Award for Excellence Recipient

The Ivey Award for Excellence recognizes a volunteer, who has strengthened the community in London or Middlesex County. The recipient receives a $2,...
Feb 05, 2016

Citizen Culture: Culture-Infused Learning

Participating in arts and cultural activities can be a very powerful experience. It encourages innovation, creativity, imagination; a different way...
Feb 01, 2016

Habitat for Humanity, Fanshawe College and the City of London Report Success of the Argyle Community, Career and Connect Program

The Argyle Community Career and Connect (ACCC) project has been a great success since the two year program was launched in February, 2014. This game...
Jan 26, 2016

Ashley Dickey: 2015 Vital People Award Recipient

The Vital People Award honours individuals in Nonprofit organizations who have a passion for professional growth and demonstrate leadership in the...
Jan 14, 2016

Sexual Abuse: Changing the Conversation

One in every four women and one in every six men has experienced sexual abuse in their lifetime. Moreover, research suggests that only 15% of those...
Aug 27, 2015

Heartwarming Acknowledgement Letter- Supporting See Me Art Installation

As a foundation we are proud to support a variety of organizations throughout the London community. We understand the power of giving and working...
Jul 29, 2015

Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan Implements Low Impact Development in the Glen Cairn Community

Through the Community Vitality Grant in 2014, the London Community Foundation supported the Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP); an...
Jul 27, 2015

Embracing Pride: Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary Honours Local Student

On July 26, local grade 12 student from Arthur Voaden Secondary School, Rhiann Fleming, was honoured with the Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary. This...
Jul 27, 2015

17 recipients of Diane Y. Stewart Award honoured for commitment to healthcare

On June 18, the Diane Y. Stewart Endowed Scholarship presented awards to 17 employees of London Health Sciences Centre for their commitment and...
Jul 14, 2015

Maple Leaf Foods Fund provides hunger support for local organizations

Everyone has the right to a standard of living that allows for optimal health and well-being. However, a number of Londoners lack a very key aspect...
Mar 16, 2015

Foundation backs city's request for affordable housing proposals

Foundation backs city’s request for affordable housing proposals Committed to investing in community-based affordable housing solutions, London...
Jan 13, 2015

Foundation grants first loan for affordable housing project

London Community Foundation tackles the dire need for affordable housing in the city by granting its first loan to support the creation of 30...
Feb 05, 2014

London Community Foundation invests $1 million into the Community

(London, ON, Feb 5th, 2014)- In 2014 London Community Foundation will grant up to $1 million through its Community Vitality granting program. Double...
Oct 10, 2013

Londoner chosen to be national face of Community Foundations of Canada

Local poet, Holly Painter will star in ‘community anthem’ ad in Toronto Oct. 19 (London, ON) October 10, 2013- London Community Foundation is excited...
Aug 01, 2013

Local Community Foundation Donors Give Funding Boost to Downtown Mural Project

(London, ON) July 31, 2013- London Community Foundation donors Lina & Chris Bowden give Artfusion’s giant Dundas St. mural project a funding...
Jun 19, 2013

Community Foundations launch search for faces of new national advertising campaign

‘Community champions are our most passionate spokespeople’ (London, ON) June 19, 2013 – Canada’s community foundations are launching a nationwide...
May 08, 2013

London Community Foundation Welcomes the Governor General to Inspire Smart & Caring Philanthropy

(London, ON)- London Community Foundation to host a visit from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, as he...
Apr 02, 2013

London Community Foundation Launches Social Loan Fund

Affordable housing is one of the most critical needs we face in London. That’s why affordable housing is the first priority of the Loan Fund: London...
Feb 04, 2013

London Heritage Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

(London ON) - On behalf of The City of London, London Community Foundation is now accepting applications to the London Endowment for Heritage Grant...
Nov 01, 2012

Community Vitality Grant Recipients Announced

(London ON) - London Community Foundation is pleased today to announce 5 local charitable organizations receiving 2012 community vitality grants....
Dec 01, 2014

Foundation donors give back to the community that gives to them for Giving Tuesday

London Community Foundation donors Paul and Bernadette Wainwright believe sincerely in the power of giving back to their community. This year on...
Dec 16, 2013

Help Salthaven Take Wing!

Striving to rehabilitate sick or injured animals back to health, Salthaven Wildlife and Rehabilitation Centre is nothing short of amazing in the...
Dec 09, 2013

ReForesting the Forest City with the Million Tree Challenge

Due to urban an agricultural development over the past century, the majority of London’s original wetlands and forests have been drained or cleared...
Oct 25, 2013

City Art Centre: Finding Strength Through Artistic Expression

For those facing mental health challenges, artistic expression can be integral to well-being. A safe place to be true to oneself, for many, art can...
Oct 24, 2013

Growing Chefs! Inspiring a love for food

Growing Chefs is changing the way we think about food in London, Ontario. Based on the idea that education can change behaviour, Growing Chefs...
Sep 05, 2013

London Arts Council's Artists in Residence Program Puts Local Artists in the Classroom

Arts have always been an integral part of London’s culture. Thanks to funding from the Beryl Ivey Endowment for the Arts, the London Artists in...
Aug 15, 2013

Literacy London: Uplifting Lives Through Literacy Training

With the decline of the manufacturing industry in London we are seeing increasing rates of unemployment and skill mismatch. As a result, more adults...
Jul 11, 2013

Jeannette's Story of Strength

Life can change in an instant. For better or for worse, we may find ourselves in situations that we would have never dreamed of. Jeannette Lester, a...
Jun 17, 2013

Building Skills and Confidence: Getting Started with the Red Antiquities Building

In today’s labour market it can be very difficult to find meaningful work, especially for youth aged 15-24. The biggest challenge can be overcoming...
Apr 12, 2013

Closing the Gap Between Rich & Poor

Like elsewhere in Ontario, London continues to experience increasing income inequality. London has a higher proportion of residents below the low-...
Feb 09, 2016

Tips for writing a successful grant proposal

It’s easy to assume others know what you know. I was reminded of this recently as a panelist at a Grant Writing Workshop presented by Kovacs Group...
Feb 04, 2016

Mentoring the next generation

Shelly and Bob Siskind inspire London’s next-gen community builders to get engaged   Engage! London is a program for young professionals in our...
Dec 21, 2015

Happy Holidays from London Community Foundation

The holidays are a time to reflect on what we’re grateful for. As 2015 comes to a close we would like to express our gratitude to you for helping us...
Dec 02, 2015

Back to the River: Finding London's Sense of Belonging

What if home isn’t really a place but a state of mind, a sense of belonging, a belief that we are part of a greater story than just some physical...