News & Events

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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...
Dec 15, 2017

Youth in Philanthropy finds new home with London Youth Advisory Council

Starting in January 2018 London Community Foundation will proudly hand off its Youth in Philanthropy committee to the London Youth Advisory Council (...
Nov 24, 2017

2017 J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award

The J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award is presented to a student who exhibits outstanding service to, and is actively involved in leadership...
Nov 22, 2017

Collaborative launches satellite mental health crisis counselling on local campuses

As identified in the Foundation’s 2016 Vital Signs report, mental health is the single greatest issue facing our community. In particular, there has...
Nov 20, 2017

YOU's New Addition provides affordable housing for youth and 'one stop shop' for youth services

For homeless youth seeking supports, the system of service providers can be very difficult to navigate. Many youth do not know where to begin or what...
Nov 20, 2017

2017 Ivey Unsung Heroes Award

The Ivey Unsung Heroes Award recognizes a volunteer who has strengthened the community in London or Middlesex County. The award recipient will...
Nov 16, 2017

Centre at the Forks Indigenous Legacies Project creates a 'living legacy' for First Nations communities

As we celebrate our country’s 150th anniversary, Canadians across the nation are paying tribute to Indigenous Peoples who came before us – their...
Nov 13, 2017

Adapting Housing First to the Emergency Shelter Context

The reality is, emergency shelters do not tackle the root issues of homelessness. By providing a bed and meals, they are just simply keeping people...
Nov 10, 2017

Foundation honours local leaders with prestigious Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

This past summer, London Community Foundation nominated two individuals for the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in honour of their inspiring...
Nov 08, 2017

Foundation announces over $1 million of innovative grants that will create community-wide change

On Wednesday, November 8th, London Community Foundation unveiled over $1 million in grants while honouring local leaders for their dedication to the...
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. 
May 25, 2016

Finding the Capacity to Give

Tom and Sue Allan both grew up in families where giving back was encouraged.  Although their capacity was limited, each family gave what they...
May 04, 2016

Lorraine Ivey Shuttleworth: The Journey from Donor to Legacy

The Ivey family have deep roots in the London region, with a strong philanthropic presence.  With a vast giving history to a diverse range of...
May 03, 2016

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...
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...
Dec 01, 2016

2016 Vital People Award: Kathie Chute

Kathie is the Child and Youth Program Coordinator at the Learning Disabilities Association of London Region (LDA-LR). Her role is to research program...
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...
Apr 05, 2012

Grants Now Available for Professional Development Purposes

Vital People Grant Program Opens London Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2012 Vital People Grant Program is now seeking...
Mar 20, 2012

2011 return of 1.1% will provide a steady income for community granting in 2012

Despite a difficult year in the global markets, 2011 was a time of growth for London Community Foundation.  2011 has proven to be challenging...
Feb 29, 2012

Now Open: London Endowment for Heritage Grant Program

On behalf of The City of London, London Community Foundation is now accepting applications to the London Endowment for Heritage Grant Program. Up to...
Jan 16, 2012

Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School and Lord Dorchester Secondary School receive inaugural Vital Schools grants

The vitality and well-being of our city relies on individuals who take initiative, make a contribution and demonstrate leadership. Age is not a...
Nov 24, 2011

Game Changers Awarded Community Vitality Grants

(London ON) London Community Foundation is pleased today to announce 2011 Community Vitality Grant Recipients. Over $200,000 was awarded to two...
Nov 22, 2011

Community stakeholders work in partnership at London housing event

The City of London, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the London Community Foundation hosted more than 100 community stakeholders at...
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...
Aug 09, 2018

Humans of LCF - Greg McQueen & Libro

16 years in and he still gets up excited to go to work.  Passionate about how Libro Credit Union takes such an active role in the community,...
Jul 11, 2018

Three cheers for KidSport!

Do you remember growing up, spending hours outside playing? Playing with the neighbourhood kids until the streetlights came on?
Jun 25, 2018

Humans of LCF - Ulyana George

I immigrated to Canada from Ukraine in 2004 with my family and it was a life-changing experience. Not only is Canada a beautiful country, but so are...
Jun 13, 2018

Humans of LCF - Clint Wilson

My parents were philanthropic, so philanthropy is not new to me, but starting the Wilson Family Foundation at London Community Foundation allows me...