News & Events

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Jul 03, 2015

Back to the River shortlisted candidates announced

On Wednesday, June 30th the shortlisted candidates for the Back to the River project were selected by the jury.
Jun 17, 2015

Back to the River makes a splash worldwide

The Back to the River project has created a buzz worldwide with London Community Foundation receiving 19 submissions to its request for...
Jun 17, 2015

Community Identity and Pride Through Investment in Heritage

The London Endowment for Heritage fund was created with the direction of the City of London Council. This fund helps to preserve and enhance the...
Jun 16, 2015

Leaders Now and in the Future

Having youth actively involved in the community is extremely important for not only the growth of the individual, but the growth of the London...
Jun 03, 2015

Back to the River project shows strong community support

On Monday June 1, London’s city hall staff asked city council’s planning and environment committee to double city money for the Back to the River...
May 25, 2015

The Power of 23

Power is the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. Twenty-three is the number of participants...
May 20, 2015

Art installation brings awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women

In Canada Aboriginal Peoples have had a distinct and important impact on the history of our nation. Despite this, the health and well-being of this...
May 14, 2015

London's Youth Community Service Leaders Honoured with Taylor Award

Without question, London has incredible youth community service leaders who understand the importance of giving back and fostering a positive change...
May 14, 2015

Foundation’s “Back to the River” project aims to revitalize Thames River and mobilize community

On Tuesday, May 5th at the Forks of the Thames, London Community Foundation, the City of London and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority...
Apr 01, 2015

Striving to Reduce Obesity Rates- Fit for Family Fun Program

Alarming statistics show that one third of children and youth are overweight or obese in Ontario. Childhood obesity is more than just the weight, it’...
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...
Apr 29, 2014

Al and Sue Edwards

When Sue and Al Edwards began their journey with London Community Foundation, little did they know that they would one day end up with a pony named...
Feb 05, 2014

Forgiveness & Strength: The Legacy of the Julia Hunter Memorial Fund

When his daughter passed away unexpectedly in a car accident, Murray Hunter knew that he wanted her legacy to live on in a way that was meaningful to...
Aug 13, 2013

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...
Jul 03, 2013

The Faulkner Family Fund: Tackling Literacy

During his career as a police officer, Murray Faulkner was exposed to a variety of social issues; especially those related to crime and poverty....
Jun 13, 2013

Matt Carapella: Next Generation Game-Changer

Wise beyond his years, 26-year-old Matt Carapella is an inspiration and role model for young philanthropists. Inspired by his faith, he is dedicated...
Apr 02, 2013

Investing in Social Change: Tima's Story

Imagine the possibilities when you invest with a passion. Real change, impactful giving, and a new family tradition; these are all things that...
Mar 14, 2013

What Goes Around Comes Around

Little did Chris and Margaret Halls know that one day they would have the opportunity to change the life of someone from their past. 15 years ago...
Jun 17, 2015

Community Identity and Pride Through Investment in Heritage

The London Endowment for Heritage fund was created with the direction of the City of London Council. This fund helps to preserve and enhance the...
Jun 16, 2015

Leaders Now and in the Future

Having youth actively involved in the community is extremely important for not only the growth of the individual, but the growth of the London...
May 20, 2015

Art installation brings awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women

In Canada Aboriginal Peoples have had a distinct and important impact on the history of our nation. Despite this, the health and well-being of this...
Apr 01, 2015

Striving to Reduce Obesity Rates- Fit for Family Fun Program

Alarming statistics show that one third of children and youth are overweight or obese in Ontario. Childhood obesity is more than just the weight, it’...
Mar 20, 2015

Single Ceiling Project: Transforming Mental Healthcare Services for London’s Youth

Did you know that mental health is the leading health problem that Canadian children are facing? According to the Foundation’s latest Vital Signs...
Jan 26, 2015

Homes 4 Women: A Housing First Approach Adapted for Women

Whether you know it or not, Homelessness is a significant issue in London and across Canada. Oftentimes we underestimate how quickly a series of...
Jan 19, 2015

Lutheran Social Services gives Community Vitality grants a funding boost

Thanks to a few generous grants from Lutheran Social Services (London), three groups will receive a boost in funding for their Community Vitality...
Jan 06, 2015

Beryl Ivey’s fund helps naturalize Euston Park Woods

By Mary Ann Colihan London’s Euston Park is a gem in the making but was once the site of a municipal landfill. Tucked back into a neighbourhood west...
Jul 25, 2014

Talk With Your Hands

That’s exactly what a group of youth from the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre (CNRC) Annex After School Program are doing thanks to a $1000...
Feb 18, 2014

East Village Animal Hospital: keeping furry friends close to their companions

For many individuals, pets are valued members of their families. Offering companionship, warmth, and a sense of security, pets can be integral to our...
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-...
Jun 24, 2015

Grassroots initiative creates employment opportunities

What if citizens of London didn’t have to depend on the existing labour market for jobs? What if they could create their own employment opportunities...
Jun 23, 2015

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

Not only was June 21st a time to celebrate Father’s Day, but also National Aboriginal Day and summer solstice, the longest day of the year. National...
Jun 17, 2015

My Elevate 150 Experience

I would like to thank the London Community Foundation for allowing me to represent my home city, London, at the unforgettable Elevate 150 and...
May 13, 2015

Literacy: at the root of our community's most pressing issues

John* worked at McCormick's as a floor supervisor for almost 30 years. He was respected by his colleagues, earned a good living and supported his...