News & Events

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Aug 14, 2014

Foundation featured on AM 1290 CJBK's "Ask the Experts"

Bell Media, #youmakeyourcommunity! Thanks to a newly formed partnership between London Community Foundation and Bell Media, the Foundation will be...
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...
Jul 15, 2014

Remembering Joan Francolini

We are deeply saddened to hear that Joan Francolini, a true champion of our community, has passed. After battling an extended illness Joan passed...
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.
Jun 11, 2014

Health Care Professionals Honoured for Dedication to Life-long Learning

On Monday, June 9th, 17 employees from London Health Sciences Centre(LHSC) were honoured with the Diane Y. Stewart Endowed Scholarship award at...
Jun 10, 2014

Foundation takes the lead on Thames River Redevelopment

On June 9th, the game changers at London Community Foundation presented what might be considered one of London’s most visionary proposals ever.
May 28, 2014

London Community Foundation is Growing!

Since moving to Covent Garden Market in 1999, we have not only grown in assets, granting capacity and leadership initiatives, but in staff size as...
May 21, 2014

London Youth Honoured for Community Service

On Tuesday, May 13th London Community Foundation honoured two London youth for their contributions to the community at Pillar Nonprofit’s Youth...
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...
May 06, 2014

2013 J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award: Tahwila Husaini

Described as bright, energetic, hardworking and caring, Tahwila is London Community Foundation’s 2013 recipient of the J. Allyn Taylor Community...
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...
Feb 14, 2013

The Legacy of Isabel Hodgkinson

Caring, dedicated, hardworking and philanthropically minded, the late Isabel Hodgkinson lived her life with a great concern for issues affecting the...
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...
Jan 07, 2014

Community Change one Neighbourhood at a time: The Neighbourgood Guide

Do you ever wish you had more power to make small but meaningful changes in your community? We all want more bike lanes, more walkable streets and...
Dec 12, 2013

Striving for an "A": Innovation in Watershed Stewardship

According to Statistics Canada, over the past several years we have seen a great population gain in rural regions; most of those gains being made in...
Nov 15, 2013

Original Kids Theatre Company Gets $8,750 Funding Boost From Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund

Original Kids Theatre Company will get an $8,750 funding boost from the Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund. A Field of...
Nov 14, 2013

London Endowment for Heritage Grants $18,800 into the Community for Historical Projects

Intended to fund projects that aim to preserve historical sites or culturally significant artifacts in the London region, the London Endowment for...
Nov 07, 2013

El Sistema Aeolian: Creating Social Change with Music Education

Living in a low income household can sometimes have a negative impact on a child’s future outcomes or opportunities. Unsupervised time after school...
Nov 06, 2013

YIP Makes $1,000 Grant to Palace Theatre's London Youth Theatre Education Program

London Community Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy committee (YIP) has made a $1,000 grant to the Palace Theatre’s London Youth Theatre Education...
Aug 27, 2013

Grant Supports YMAP Students to Attend YMCA's Camp Queen Elizabeth

The Youth in Philanthropy committee has made a $1,000 grant to the local YMCA that will support YMAP youth to attend YMCA’s Camp Queen Elizabeth.
Aug 26, 2013

London's Muslim Resource Centre Receives $5,000 Funding Boost

With increasing numbers of Muslim and Arabic immigrants settling in London, there is a growing need to address the integration issues specific to...
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....
Oct 02, 2012

Vital Signs 2012 to launch October 2nd

Community foundations in 14 communities across Canada, including London Ontario, released Vital Signs reports on Tuesday, October 2. Read headlines...
Jul 05, 2012

Nominations now open for 2012 Ivey Award for Environmental Excellence

(London ON) London Community Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Ivey Award for Environmental...
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 29, 2012

Smart & Caring Community

"...Join me in imagining our country as it could be... a smart and caring nation, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute, and develop their...
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Sep 10, 2014

Passion & Impact: My Experience with London Community Foundation

My first experience involving the London Community Foundation was almost 20 years ago!  I was working for a company that was constantly...
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Jun 11, 2014

Why Give?

Giving back to the community will benefit you in ways you have never imagined. You will gain insight, empathy and a greater understanding of...
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Mar 14, 2014

London X: Igniting the Fire Inside

Never have we seen such excitement and optimism exhibited for the future of our city than at London X.  An exhilarating forum for community...
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Feb 26, 2014

Philosophy of food

At first, philosophy and food seem like an unusual combo – like garlic and ice cream. You might doubt it’s a fabulous combo until you try it....