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The Community Foundation inspires giving to build a vital community, for everyone.

We work with donors and charitable organizations to invest in the people, ideas and activities that support community vitality.

million invested in community vitality since 2011

million and growing in community assets

charities supported through community grants, and rising

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Impact Stories

The Power of Giving Quietly

John Martin was a well-known community member with a strong philanthropic legacy, who knew that financially disadvantaged kids can face many barriers to participating in team sports and extracurricular activities.  In 2015, John’s family and friends established the...

Pollinator Garden Builds Community and Environmental Sustainability

A few hundred feet from Peterborough’s Tallwood Towers, there’s a bilingual sign in English and Arabic. The sign invites community members to enjoy and maintain a beautiful pollinator garden. Planted by twenty-five volunteers in 2017, the garden brought Syrian...

Mount Food Centre Nourishes Body and Soul

Picture a state-of-the-art kitchen that serves as ‘the heart of the home.’ This is the concept that guided development of the Mount Food Centre, including The Fulcrum Café, bakery and professional kitchen. Funded in part by a $300,000 donation from the Community...

Jiiman Project: Celebrating complex and ancient relationships with landscapes and waterways

In the fall of 2017, canoe builder Chuck Commanda worked at the Canadian Canoe Museum to construct a traditional Kitigan Ziibi-style birch bark canoe. Just two weeks after they unrolled a six-metre sheet of birch bark in the Museum’s Preserving Skills gallery, Chuck...
Housing Still a Priority – November 13, 2019

Housing Still a Priority – November 13, 2019

The dream of creating a community foundation for the Peterborough area began in 2006, when a group of affordable housing advocates met in search of a way to work together to build a more fair and sustainable future for the community. With $40,000 and the support of...

You are invited! Giving Gala Peterborough – January 25, 2020

You are invited! Giving Gala Peterborough – January 25, 2020

Giving Gala Peterborough 2020 Saturday January 25th Cocktails @ 5:30pm Peterborough Golf and Country Club You care about Peterborough. You work hard to make this community a better place. That makes you a philanthropist. Philanthropy is a quality that exists deep...