About the Community Foundation

Our Purpose

Inspiring giving to build a vital community, for everyone.

Our Approach

We mobilize knowledge, assets and relationships to improve quality of life in the City and County of Peterborough. By investing gifts of all sizes in a pooled endowment fund, we work with donors to build sustainable community resources that can address the challenges and opportunities facing Peterborough now and in the future.

The Community Foundation is a public foundation and a registered charity. You can access audited financial statements and link to our Canada Revenue Agency profile here.

Our Impact

With our donors, the Community Foundation has invested over one million dollars in charitable projects since making our first grant in 2011.  From support for affordable housing, education and care for those in need to the arts, recreation and environment, these investments cover the breadth of our community and add depth to the vitality of the City and County of Peterborough.

Our Work

The Community Foundation partners with donors to make key investments in community vitality, directing funding to projects that support the long-term wellbeing of the City and County of Peterborough.  We work to strengthen the charitable sector by connecting organizations with opportunities for learning, development and collaboration.  And we promote community knowledge and dialogue around important needs, opportunities and trends, directing additional energy to priority issues in our community.

$2.1 million invested in community vitality since 2011

$10 million and growing in community assets

100+ charities supported through community grants