Community Fund for Canada's 150th





*This program is currently closed and no longer accepting applications

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a collaboration between London Community Foundation, the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast. It is a small grants program to activate an exciting array of initiatives and activities that will bring out the best Canada has to offer for the sesquicentennial.

All projects must work towards one or more of the following principles:

Encourage participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary

Inspire a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our country and communities; or

Build a vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth and official language minorities

The following Foundation funds contributed $75,000 which was matched making available $150,000 locally for this program:

  • Bowden Family Fund
  • Milton and Jean Broderick Charitable Fund
  • Richard and Beryl Ivey Fund
  • Jung Family Fund
  • Kayser Family Foundation
  • William and Katharine Kostuk Family Fund
  • Ashley Grace Powell Memorial Fund
  • Rasmussen Family Fund
  • Rick and Carol Richardson Family Fund
  • William Thomson Family Fund
  • Faith Tilk Memorial Fund
  • Smart & Caring Community Fund

The selection committee consisted of representatives from each of the contributing funds chaired by Dr. Madeline Lennon, professor, emeritus and former chair of visual arts at Western University. After reviewing almost 50 applications, the following projects were selected as successful recipients:

1. University Heights Public School

For: University Heights Public School Playground

Amount: 15,000

2. C.C. Carrothers Elementary School

For: Outdoor Learning Centre

Amount: 15,000

3. Habitat for Humanity

For: Canadian Heroes Build- Carter Work Project & Canada’s 150th

Amount: $5,000

4. London Cross Cultural Learner Centre

For: Connecting Newcomers to Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Amount: $14,440

5. Twelve Canada

For: Regional Youth Reconciliation Gathering

Amount: $14,185

6. London Regional Children’s Museum

For: Celebrate Kids!

Amount: $12,650

7. London Potters Guild

For: Mosiac Celebrating Canada 150 and London Clay Art Centre

Amount: $11,000

8. Forest City Gallery

For: Vaulted: A Commemorative Arts and Culture Project

Amount: $10,000

9. Salthaven Wildlife and Education Centre

For: Go Wild for Canada’s 150th

Amount: $10,000

10. Pillar Nonprofit Network

For: Celebrating 150 Years of Innovation in London

Amount: $7,500

11. Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation

For: Canada’s 150 Years Celebration @ One Day for Kids

Amount: $6,800

12. United Way London & Middlesex

For: Bands 150

Amount: $6,490

13. Urban League of London on behalf of SoHo Community Association

For: SoHo Celebrates Canada

Amount: $5,000

14. Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre

For: Heritage Railway Event

Amount: $4,000

15. Ark Aid Street Mission, Inc

For: New School of Colour 150

Amount: $3,000

16. City Art Centre

For: Inspiring possibilities through Canadian art and culture

Amount: $2,832

17. London Middlesex Heritage Museum- Fanshawe Pioneer Village

For: The First World War: Vimy Remembered

Amount: $2,600

18. Municipality of Middlesex Centre- on behalf of Middlesex Centre Archives

For: Canada 150- Middlesex Centre

Amount: $2,500

19. Strathroy Middlesex Museum

For: Celebrating Canada- Museum Exhibit

Amount: $2,000

Amount: $5,000

Congratulations to all the recipients of the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th grants!

To learn more about these projects and get involved in Canada’s sesquicentennial visit

Twitter: @CommFdnsCanada @Canada150th


 To learn more about local Canada 150 efforts visit

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