News & Events

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Nov 14, 2018

2018 J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award

When Ahmad Aljassem came to Canada from Syria in early 2016 with his family, he started visiting the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and...
Nov 14, 2018

New Housing First program keeps families out of shelter thanks to local organization

In 2016, London’s average occupancy rate of emergency shelters was 98% (City of London
Nov 13, 2018

2018 Ivey Unsung Heroes Award

A dedicated volunteer for over 21 years, Mike Ryan has been a huge asset to Meals on Wheels. Originally starting out with a
Nov 09, 2018

Partnership launches Green Economy, encouraging local businesses to go green

From the health of the Thames to our energy consumption and forest cover, our local environment needs our help and attention.
Nov 06, 2018

Foundation announces over $1.2 million of innovative grants that will create community-wide change

On Wednesday, November 7th, London Community Foundation unveiled over $1.2 million in grants and honoured local leaders for their dedication to the...
Oct 09, 2018

Affordable housing, poverty and employment highlighted as key issues facing Londoners in 2018 Vital Signs report

On October 10, 2018 at Design House London, London Community Foundation (LCF) launched Vital Signs – a bi-annual check-in on the state of our...
Aug 29, 2018

Dream It, Be It – Empowering young female newcomers

It’s a little bit different than your average day –program. With last year’s program participants leading the charge as Ambassadors this year, Dream...
Jul 03, 2018

Robert & Moira Sansom Ideas Foundation: where philanthropy unites passion, the environment and research

A professor, a farmer, an environmentalist, a father, an uncle and a husband.  Theodore Robert Sansom (Bob) grew up during World War II. He...
Jun 11, 2018

Diane Y. Stewart Tribute

A ‘Woman of Excellence’ in 1995, for her work in Health, Science and Technology. Our Board Chair from 1994-5.  A donor. A fundholder. A friend.
May 16, 2018

The David A. & Eleanor E. Morrison Charitable Fund

Honouring the memory of his beloved wife, Eleanor, and forever supporting the needs of our community have become a multigenerational family legacy...
Jan 09, 2018

Milton Broderick Award supports up-and-coming graphic design students at Fanshawe College

It is with a heavy heart that we said goodbye to a dear friend last week. Catherine Finlayson was a community leader in fundraising and beloved...
Sep 25, 2017

Dr. Larry Patrick: Fostering Positive Health through Preventative Care

*UPDATE: We're sad to inform you that the Cardiac Fitness Institute unfortunately closed its doors in 2017.  Anyone looking for similar services...
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...
Nov 14, 2018

2018 J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award

When Ahmad Aljassem came to Canada from Syria in early 2016 with his family, he started visiting the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and...
Nov 14, 2018

New Housing First program keeps families out of shelter thanks to local organization

In 2016, London’s average occupancy rate of emergency shelters was 98% (City of London
Nov 13, 2018

2018 Ivey Unsung Heroes Award

A dedicated volunteer for over 21 years, Mike Ryan has been a huge asset to Meals on Wheels. Originally starting out with a
Nov 09, 2018

Partnership launches Green Economy, encouraging local businesses to go green

From the health of the Thames to our energy consumption and forest cover, our local environment needs our help and attention.
Aug 29, 2018

Dream It, Be It – Empowering young female newcomers

It’s a little bit different than your average day –program. With last year’s program participants leading the charge as Ambassadors this year, Dream...
Jul 24, 2018

Two more outstanding youth recognized with the Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary!

London Community Foundation is thrilled and proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary, granted from the...
Jun 04, 2018

How one wheelchair makes an impact - a March of Dimes story

It started with a simple request – to be able to move. That’s it. While the freedom to walk and get around is a basic ability that many of us take...
Mar 05, 2018

A momentous year: L'Arche London elevates belonging and inclusivity with the Gathering Place

From Celebrating Canada’s 150th with Doors Open to celebrating 20 years in the community with sugar maple trees and a brand new Gathering Place, L’...
Nov 06, 2018

Foundation announces over $1.2 million of innovative grants that will create community-wide change

On Wednesday, November 7th, London Community Foundation unveiled over $1.2 million in grants and honoured local leaders for their dedication to the...
Oct 09, 2018

Affordable housing, poverty and employment highlighted as key issues facing Londoners in 2018 Vital Signs report

On October 10, 2018 at Design House London, London Community Foundation (LCF) launched Vital Signs – a bi-annual check-in on the state of our...
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...
Apr 25, 2018

Social Impact Fund- Where we came from

A challenge from our previous Governor General, based on a recommendation from the Federal Government’s National Advisory Board, recommended that all...
Apr 23, 2018

Humans of LCF: Rachna Sharma

When I think back to my childhood, I remember that times were tough. I would eat and help cook at soup kitchens at my local temple where I was the...
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...
Nov 20, 2018

My, how the impact grows

With more than $3.3 million in financing out in the community, primarily for affordable housing, it’s been quite the journey since our Social Impact...
Nov 14, 2018

Be Equal: A value proposition

Equality is a value proposition for any community. A community in which every member feels that they belong and has access to what they need is an...
Oct 24, 2018

Remembering Tony Kyle

LCF almost missed having Tony Kyle as part of its family. Let me share what happened. Back in 2007, Tony began a term on our grants committee....
Sep 26, 2018

What lies ahead: Mental health and our 2016 Vital Signs report

Two years ago London Community Foundation released a report on our community that shook things up and caused some disruption in the best possible way...