Community Vitality Grant 


Applications CLOSED

Do you have a game-changing idea with the potential to create positive change in our community? Funded by the Foundation’s Smart & Caring Community Fund, this program supports high-impact, innovative, collaborative initiatives that will create systemic change in the London and Middlesex Region.

In 2019, London Community Foundation will be giving away up to $1 million in grants. Grant requests may be made for one, two or three years.


For assistance with your application, contact Lori Runciman

For technical assistance, contact Linda Turner

Previous Recipients:

2018 Recipients +

Green Economy London - London Environmental Network (LEN) & City of London

$200,000 over 2 years

London Community Dental Alliance Low-cost Dental Clinic - Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre

$230,000 over 1 year

Prevention of Homelessness Among Families (PHAF) - Mission Services

$250,000 over 2 years

Recovery Community Centre - Salvation Army Centre of Hope

$280,180 over 1 year

2017 Recipients +

Centre at the Forks Indigenous Legacies Project - Museum London

$175,000 over 2 years

Bridging Community & Campus Services to Support Students’ Mental Health - Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex; USC Western; Society of Graduate Students- Western University; King’s University College; Western University; Fanshawe College

$238,181 over 3 years

Adapting Housing First to the Emergency Shelter Context - Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London

$200,108 over 3 years

The New Addition - Youth Opportunities Unlimited

$206,253 over 3 years

2016 Recipients +

Transforming the System Response to Mental Health Through Cross-Sector Collaboration - Family Service Thames Valley, Sexual Assasult Centre London, Craigwood Youth Services, Women's Rural Resource Centre, WAYS Mental Health Support, Vanier Children's Services

$377,070 over 2 years

The London Community Woodshop - Pathways Skill Development & Placement Centre

$190,000 over 2 years

London Middlesex County Hoarding Support Services Network - VHA Home HealthCare

$186,000 over 2 years

Youth City - Boys and Girls Club of London

$85,000 over 1 year