News & Events

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Oct 18, 2017

Pathways Project Breaks Down Barriers to Transportation for First Nations Community

For the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, transportation is a critical barrier to improving the quality of life for members of the community. Due...
Sep 27, 2017

Italian Senior's Project: Fostering a Sense of Community

Thanks to a loan from London Community Foundation’s Loan Fund, the Italian Senior’s Project will embark on its second affordable housing project that...
Sep 25, 2017

Dr. Larry Patrick: Fostering Positive Health through Preventative Care

For some individuals in our community, certain aspects of health care remain out of reach. Though our health care system is inclusive for the most...
Sep 21, 2017

2016 J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award: Congrats to...

The J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award recognizes students who exhibit outstanding service and are actively involved in their community. The...
Sep 18, 2017

The Time is Now

2016 Vital Signs report brings awareness to gaps in mental health and addictions care. Repeated visits to the emergency room, endless waitlists,...
Sep 13, 2017

Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers 2016

The Sovereign’s Medal for volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians and celebrates a wide range of voluntary...
Sep 12, 2017

Foundation launches Social Impact Fund

The Social Loan Fund is a social investment program that turns donations into capital loans for community and non-profit groups.
Aug 25, 2017

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life help build the next generation of community leaders

Make an impact with a local charity, build long lasting friendships, receive valuable mentorship all while learning more about yourself; this is what...
Aug 18, 2017

Andrew Young: The AY Foundation

Andrew Young is making money have meaning through the Community Mortgage Movement; an initiative that allows his clients to give back by donating...
Aug 02, 2017

Heritage railway brings communities together for Canada’s 150th

Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre celebrated Canada’s 150th with a day filled with railway themed displays, music, vendors and train rides for the...
Sep 25, 2017

Dr. Larry Patrick: Fostering Positive Health through Preventative Care

For some individuals in our community, certain aspects of health care remain out of reach. Though our health care system is inclusive for the most...
Aug 18, 2017

Andrew Young: The AY Foundation

Andrew Young is making money have meaning through the Community Mortgage Movement; an initiative that allows his clients to give back by donating...
Jul 11, 2017

Grade 7/8 class of Orchard Park Make a Gift to Back to the River Fund

At London Community Foundation, we believe it’s never too early to get children interested and involved in giving back to the community. Ms. Susan...
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-...
Oct 18, 2017

Pathways Project Breaks Down Barriers to Transportation for First Nations Community

For the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, transportation is a critical barrier to improving the quality of life for members of the community. Due...
Sep 21, 2017

2016 J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award: Congrats to...

The J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award recognizes students who exhibit outstanding service and are actively involved in their community. The...
Aug 02, 2017

Heritage railway brings communities together for Canada’s 150th

Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre celebrated Canada’s 150th with a day filled with railway themed displays, music, vendors and train rides for the...
Jul 27, 2017

Canadian Heroes Build - Carter Work Project and Canada’s 150th

The Canadian Heroes Build - Carter Work Project and Canada’s 150th project engages local community heroes and a diverse group of donors and...
Jul 27, 2017

OEV Community Exchange project connects people with resources

Launched by the London InterCommunity Health Centre (LIHC), the OEV Community Exchange Project showcases the unique skills and resources available in...
Jul 18, 2017

Mayim and Christopher: Rainbow Youth Leadership Recipients 2017

On Saturday July 22nd, 2017, London Community Foundation is excited to announce the presentation of the Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary. This year,...
Jul 13, 2017

Canadians Go Wild! For Canada’s 150th

With the “Go Wild for Canada’s 150th” initiative from Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre and Salthaven Youth Environmental...
Jul 11, 2017

Neejawnisag - 150 years through the eyes of Chippewa of the Thames First Nation

In light of Canada’s 150th anniversary, we must remember and honour the significant contributions of Indigenous communities who have helped shape our...
Jul 05, 2017

Community Fund for Canada's 150th

As we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary this year, we reflect on not only 150 years of Confederation but 150+ years of the Indigenous people who...
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...
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...
Sep 27, 2017

Italian Senior's Project: Fostering a Sense of Community

Thanks to a loan from London Community Foundation’s Loan Fund, the Italian Senior’s Project will embark on its second affordable housing project that...
Sep 18, 2017

The Time is Now

2016 Vital Signs report brings awareness to gaps in mental health and addictions care. Repeated visits to the emergency room, endless waitlists,...
Sep 13, 2017

Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers 2016

The Sovereign’s Medal for volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians and celebrates a wide range of voluntary...
Sep 12, 2017

Foundation launches Social Impact Fund

The Social Loan Fund is a social investment program that turns donations into capital loans for community and non-profit groups.
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 19, 2017

Proposed Tax Reforms and the Giving Season

Are the government’s tax reform plans top of mind for you at the moment? This is a timely topic for charities as well as we head into the giving...
Sep 29, 2017

Reflection: Family raises $50,000 to help improve palliative care

I was so pleased to see the Hermann family’s giving story in the Globe and Mail. This is a perfect example of a family with the foresight to...
Aug 11, 2017

A Year in Review...

Anyone can be a philanthropist (really!). London Community Foundation is YOUR Foundation – created by people like you, for the community, forever.
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...