News & Events

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Aug 31, 2015

Our Experience Volunteering at My Sisters' Place

Last Wednesday, August 26th, three team members went and served lunch at My Sisters’ Place. With little to no expectations of what the day would...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...