News & Events

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Jun 22, 2017

Canada 150 Fund grants to London’s First Indigenous-Inspired Playground

Some may call it a playground, but C.C. Carrothers and London Community Foundation call it an outdoor learning space. On Friday, June 16th 2017, C.C...
Jun 15, 2017

One Gift, Generations of Giving: Jean and Angus McKenzie Family Fund

“Well it was an emotional day but a very rewarding one!!! Was able to meet with a doctor specializing in ovarian cancer research and make a...
May 16, 2017

The Witness Blanket: Londoners reflect on one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history

June is National Aboriginal History month. A time to reflect upon the culture, history, sacrifices and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and...
Apr 19, 2017

Making Moves, Making a Difference: New Social Enterprise Supports Community Building Initiatives

What do you get when you pair real estate with social impact? Earmark: a new social enterprise founded by Marla Marnoch that allows clients to “...
Mar 14, 2017

Maple Leaf Community Fund: Local Roots, Global Impact

Maple Leaf Foods is a national corporation with local roots. The company’s rich history traces back over 100 years through the amalgamation of some...
Jan 30, 2017

Remembering Dale Creighton

"Good players inspire themselves. Great players inspire others." - Unknown 
Jan 04, 2017

The Fairy Godmother Fund: Remembering Diann Vail

Diann Vail was the epitome of an unsung hero. Giving back quietly in the community, she was the type of woman who always put others before herself,...
Dec 23, 2016

2016 Holiday Hours

We'd love to see you this holiday season! Our office schedule is: Friday, December 23, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, December 26, Closed Tuesday,...
Dec 01, 2016

2016 Vital People Award: Kathy Chute

Kathy is the Child and Youth Program Coordinator at the Learning Disabilities Association of London Region (LDA-LR). Her role is to research program...
Nov 30, 2016

2016 Vital People Award: Carolyn Underwood

Carolyn Underwood is a Registered Social Worker with the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM). She is responsible https://www....
Jun 15, 2017

One Gift, Generations of Giving: Jean and Angus McKenzie Family Fund

“Well it was an emotional day but a very rewarding one!!! Was able to meet with a doctor specializing in ovarian cancer research and make a...
Apr 19, 2017

Making Moves, Making a Difference: New Social Enterprise Supports Community Building Initiatives

What do you get when you pair real estate with social impact? Earmark: a new social enterprise founded by Marla Marnoch that allows clients to “...
Mar 14, 2017

Maple Leaf Community Fund: Local Roots, Global Impact

Maple Leaf Foods is a national corporation with local roots. The company’s rich history traces back over 100 years through the amalgamation of some...
Jan 30, 2017

Remembering Dale Creighton

"Good players inspire themselves. Great players inspire others." - Unknown 
Jan 04, 2017

The Fairy Godmother Fund: Remembering Diann Vail

Diann Vail was the epitome of an unsung hero. Giving back quietly in the community, she was the type of woman who always put others before herself,...
Jul 21, 2016

Scholarship Fund Helps Physically Challenged Students Reach Their Potential

Anonymous acts of philanthropy can sometimes be the most powerful. Providing scholarships to students with disabilities through her donor designated...
Jul 20, 2016

An Unsung Community Hero: East Village Animal Hospital

For many individuals, pets are valued members of the family. Offering companionship, warmth and security, pets can have a profound impact on our day-...
Jul 06, 2016

The Matthew Pieszchala Family Foundation

Giving back is something that’s been part of Kathleen Pieszchala’s value system since she was a young girl. The daughter of a poor Polish immigrant...
Jun 28, 2016

ALS and a Philanthropic Heart: Michael Halls' Story

It was 1997 when Michael Halls was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Still quite young, with a family and successful business, Mike...
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. 
Jun 22, 2017

Canada 150 Fund grants to London’s First Indigenous-Inspired Playground

Some may call it a playground, but C.C. Carrothers and London Community Foundation call it an outdoor learning space. On Friday, June 16th 2017, C.C...
Dec 01, 2016

2016 Vital People Award: Kathy Chute

Kathy is the Child and Youth Program Coordinator at the Learning Disabilities Association of London Region (LDA-LR). Her role is to research program...
Nov 30, 2016

2016 Vital People Award: Carolyn Underwood

Carolyn Underwood is a Registered Social Worker with the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM). She is responsible https://www....
Nov 28, 2016

Brittany Kinchen: 2016 Vital People Award

Brittany Kinchen is a Wish Coordinator with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She is responsible for interacting with wish families, health professionals,...
Nov 24, 2016

Breaking down Barriers to Care: Transforming the System Response to Mental Health

In order to create change we must do things that have never been done before. We must embrace uncertainty and think outside of the box. This is...
Nov 23, 2016

Hoarding Support Services Network reduces risk of homelessness through cross-sector collaboration

Hoarding is a serious mental health issue that hides behind closed doors in our community. Often invisible to outsiders, hoarding is a mental health...
Nov 18, 2016

London Community Woodshop Fosters a Sense of Belonging through Woodworking

Feeling a sense of belonging can have a powerful impact on our day-to-day lives. It’s a human need that allows us to value life, cultivate positive...
Nov 17, 2016

Youth City: Empowering Youth with a Bright Future

For many youth in London, the Boys and Girls Club is a place of opportunity, acceptance, and hope. For years, the Club has offered accessible...
Jul 18, 2016

Brandon and Carlie: Rainbow Youth Leadership Recipients 2016

On Saturday, July 16, 2016, London Community Foundation and Pride London teamed up once again to present the Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary. In...
Jul 11, 2016

Mental health at all ages: Construction and Validation of the interRAI 0-3

Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre & Western University: $167,000 over 2 years
Oct 04, 2016

Vital Signs report finds mental health to be the single greatest issue facing our community

London Community Foundation releases biennial Vital Signs report with hopes of changing the state of mental health in our community
Jun 17, 2016

Middlesex-London is ready to fuel citizens forward.

Local groups launch Food Policy Council to create sustainable food system. (London, ON) - On the morning of June 16th, local groups took the...
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...
May 16, 2017

The Witness Blanket: Londoners reflect on one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history

June is National Aboriginal History month. A time to reflect upon the culture, history, sacrifices and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and...
Jul 26, 2016

Foundation Grants First Loan for Affordable Housing Project

Safe and affordable housing is essential for our community to thrive. A home helps create a sense of belonging, identity and community; it makes us...
Jul 26, 2016

Back to the River: The Thames River connects Londoners to their history, their future, and each other

When London Community Foundation embarked on the journey of revitalizing London’s beloved Thames River, our hope was to mobilize the community...
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...
Jun 23, 2017

Taking a page from CNBC...

I’m feeling reflective these days as I have officially spent four years at London Community Foundation.  With that, I can say that my passion...
Jun 09, 2017

Witness Blanket Speaker Series: Truth and Reconciliation: art, stories, and understanding

London Community Foundation presents Truth and Reconciliation: art, stories, and understanding, a series of tours, films, and talks on Thursdays at...
May 16, 2017

Engage! London wraps up for 2017

For 10 years, Engage! London has encouraged young professionals from various backgrounds to challenge their thinking. Through innovative programming...
May 09, 2017

Inspiring the System, Inspiring Hope

Over and over again our news channels are flooded with publications on how our mental health care system is failing those in our community. From a...