News & Events

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May 30, 2016

David and Ann McColl Lindsay Fund

Community vitality is the unique spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone. 
May 25, 2016

With a New Season comes New Faces: Welcome New Staff

London Community Foundation welcomes two new staff members, and a graduate student! (May 25, 2016) London Community Foundation has embraced their...
May 25, 2016

Finding the Capacity to Give

Tom and Sue Allan both grew up in families where giving back was encouraged.  Although their capacity was limited, each family gave what they...
May 20, 2016

London’s pulse is being taken. There’s a missing link, and it is showing.

London Community Foundation unveils Mental Health as the focus area for the 2016 Vital Signs report. Looking at the report through the lens of mental...
May 04, 2016

Lorraine Ivey Shuttleworth: The Journey from Donor to Legacy

The Ivey family have deep roots in the London region, with a strong philanthropic presence.  With a vast giving history to a diverse range of...
May 03, 2016

Leaving a Legacy: Sandy Fetterly & Michelle Hall

Londoners Sandy Fetterly and Michelle Hall diligently make annual contributions to the charities that they hold most dear to their hearts. With a...
Apr 21, 2016

Willoughby family makes a meaningful difference to the lives of adults with disabilities

The opportunity to personally touch the lives of families in need is a privilege and honour. The Willoughby Family had the pleasure of making a...
Apr 06, 2016

Mental Health Care Transition Age Project (TAP)

Mental health programs for youth in the London Area have strict inclusion criteria and are geared only for individuals clearly presenting with an...
Mar 14, 2016

New Community Fund for Canada's 150th builds community and encourages participation for the sesquicentennial

A new collaboration for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation is bringing people and places together to build community and activate a...
Mar 11, 2016

London receives $250,000 from Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees

Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is pleased to announce a $250,000 contribution to the London United for Refugees initiative in London, Ontario...
May 30, 2016

David and Ann McColl Lindsay Fund

Community vitality is the unique spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone. 
May 25, 2016

Finding the Capacity to Give

Tom and Sue Allan both grew up in families where giving back was encouraged.  Although their capacity was limited, each family gave what they...
May 04, 2016

Lorraine Ivey Shuttleworth: The Journey from Donor to Legacy

The Ivey family have deep roots in the London region, with a strong philanthropic presence.  With a vast giving history to a diverse range of...
May 03, 2016

Leaving a Legacy: Sandy Fetterly & Michelle Hall

Londoners Sandy Fetterly and Michelle Hall diligently make annual contributions to the charities that they hold most dear to their hearts. With a...
Apr 21, 2016

Willoughby family makes a meaningful difference to the lives of adults with disabilities

The opportunity to personally touch the lives of families in need is a privilege and honour. The Willoughby Family had the pleasure of making a...
Mar 08, 2016

New Fund Supports Affordable Housing Unit for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A new fund will support the development and operation of a 14 unit affordable housing project for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD ) who...
Mar 03, 2016

Andrew's Legacy #11Forever: family fund creates awareness of the importance of CPR & defibrillators

Family has always been the number one priority for the Stoddart family. Andrew was an avid sport enthusiast, playing soccer for Embro, football for...
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...
Apr 06, 2016

Mental Health Care Transition Age Project (TAP)

Mental health programs for youth in the London Area have strict inclusion criteria and are geared only for individuals clearly presenting with an...
Mar 08, 2016

From a House to a Home

For individuals who have suffered from homelessness, making the transition to long-term stable housing can be difficult. With the help of a Community...
Feb 23, 2016

Melissa Taylor-Gates: 2015 Vital People Award Recipient

The Vital People Award honours individuals in Nonprofit organizations who have a passion for professional growth and demonstrate leadership...
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...
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-...
May 03, 2016

Legacy Giving: The Gift of a Lifetime

I was compelled to write this after hearing about one of my favorite artists’ passing, Prince.  I was completely shocked and crushed when I...
Apr 13, 2016

Thank you to our volunteers!

Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to bloom....
Mar 01, 2016

City commits to Back to the River

On Thursday, February 25th London’s city council made a decision that will transform the future of our city. The City’s decision to embrace Back to...
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...