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London Community Foundation helps build a vital community by supporting local initiatives and organizations tackling our community’s most pressing issues. Thanks to our generous donors, we grant over $3 million into London and Middlesex each year! Supporting a wide range of causes, from the environment to the arts, we provide local charitable organizations with the funds they need to create positive change.

Funding Needs Registry: A portal where charities provide details about their charitable funding needs that LCF can consider for support beyond our formal grant programs, which includes sharing with our donors and fundholders for their granting consideration.

Awards/Scholarships/Bursaries: funds to honour individuals who are committed to improving the state of our community.

Grant Programs

  • Community Vitality - $1M supports high impact, system-changing initiatives that tackle Vital Signs issue areas.
  • Maple Leaf Community Fund - $36K supports the capital-related needs of food security programs in Middlesex and Oxford counties that promote dignity and build individual and community capacity.
  • London Endowment for Heritage Fund - $16K supports heritage projects in the City of London.
  • Vital People - $10K supports professional development of employees working in the London and Middlesex County non profit sector.
  • Acorn Fund for Youth - $7K supports youth-focused projects and initiatives.
  • Pride London Festival Endowment Fund - $1K supports activities that build inclusion, promote education and create awareness of sexual and gender diversity issues.

Social Impact Loan Fun : turns donations into capital loans for community and non profit groups pursuing affordable housing projects. 

Upcoming Grant Closing Dates


As a public foundation London Community Foundation can only makes grants to qualified donees (which includes registered charities). Don't have charitable status? Learn more about grant eligibility for organizations without charitable status. 


Contact Linda Turner, Grants Administrator