How the Community Response Fund helped Big Brothers Big Sisters Peterborough go virtual

When the pandemic led to restrictions on in-person activities in 2020, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough faced a problem. The organization pairs young people with adult...

We talked to 46 local charities about how the pandemic is affecting their organizations. Here’s what we learned.

Donate to the Community Response Fund Learn more about you can help Download this infographic

One year into the pandemic, local charities are stretched thin. Here’s how you can help.

Charities have been going above and beyond to respond to the strains of the pandemic. When the pandemic began, charities acted fast. They began adapting programs to virtual...

Camp Kawartha Kids Endowment Fund Gives to the Next Generation

Friday November 6, 2020 For Carol and Ralph Ingleton, it’s time to give to the next generation. This was their thinking in establishing the Camp Kawartha Kids Endowment Fund at...

Harvie Ghatavi Fund for Housing Security Joins the Fight Against Rising Inequality

Friday October 30, 2020 As chief and medical director of the mental health and addictions program at Peterborough Regional Health Centre from 2015 to 2020, Kayhan Ghatavi has...

Dindin Villarino Fund Supports Women, Youth, and Newcomers

Thursday October 22, 2020 “Read today, lead tomorrow.” This was a favourite saying of Dindin Villarino, more affectionately referred to as Auntie by myself, Tootie by my brother,...

Wright Family Fund Supports Connecting, Belonging, Inclusion and Having Fun

Tuesday October 20, 2020 Connecting, belonging, inclusion and having fun. Words, yes, but also tangible benefits to individuals able to continue participating in programs offered...

Pandemic or Not, Mental Health Supports Are “Only a Phone Call Away”

Wednesday October 14, 2020 When youth are struggling to maintain their emotional and social health, Peterborough Youth Services (PYS) provides respectful, professional, and...

From Emergency Housing Relief to Recovery

Thursday October 8, 2020 Last spring, the Community Foundation and local donors provided emergency financial relief to Community Counselling & Resource Centre (CCRC) to...

Mental Health Recovery During a Pandemic

Wednesday September 30, 2020 When the pandemic was declared last spring, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge had to adjust many of their...

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Impact Stories

How the Community Response Fund helped Big Brothers Big Sisters Peterborough go virtual

When the pandemic led to restrictions on in-person activities in 2020, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough faced a problem. The organization pairs young people with adult mentors in a safe and non-judgmental environment. It's a model that has always depended on...

We talked to 46 local charities about how the pandemic is affecting their organizations. Here’s what we learned.

Donate to the Community Response Fund Learn more about you can help Download this infographic

One year into the pandemic, local charities are stretched thin. Here’s how you can help.

Charities have been going above and beyond to respond to the strains of the pandemic. When the pandemic began, charities acted fast. They began adapting programs to virtual formats. They created new services to meet emerging needs. And they protected the health and...

Camp Kawartha Kids Endowment Fund Gives to the Next Generation

Friday November 6, 2020 For Carol and Ralph Ingleton, it’s time to give to the next generation. This was their thinking in establishing the Camp Kawartha Kids Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation. “Camp Kawartha has strong values that support young people from a...

Harvie Ghatavi Fund for Housing Security Joins the Fight Against Rising Inequality

Friday October 30, 2020 As chief and medical director of the mental health and addictions program at Peterborough Regional Health Centre from 2015 to 2020, Kayhan Ghatavi has experience working with some of our community’s most vulnerable residents. “In my experience,...

Dindin Villarino Fund Supports Women, Youth, and Newcomers

Thursday October 22, 2020 “Read today, lead tomorrow.” This was a favourite saying of Dindin Villarino, more affectionately referred to as Auntie by myself, Tootie by my brother, and as a troublemaker by various friends and family. Auntie was the ultimate storyteller...

Wright Family Fund Supports Connecting, Belonging, Inclusion and Having Fun

Tuesday October 20, 2020 Connecting, belonging, inclusion and having fun. Words, yes, but also tangible benefits to individuals able to continue participating in programs offered by Alternatives Community Program Services in Peterborough. All thanks to a generous...

Pandemic or Not, Mental Health Supports Are “Only a Phone Call Away”

Wednesday October 14, 2020 When youth are struggling to maintain their emotional and social health, Peterborough Youth Services (PYS) provides respectful, professional, and therapeutic services to get things back on track. With the pandemic, PYS clients and staff...

From Emergency Housing Relief to Recovery

Thursday October 8, 2020 Last spring, the Community Foundation and local donors provided emergency financial relief to Community Counselling & Resource Centre (CCRC) to support vulnerable residents during the pandemic. “Funding allowed us to acquire technology to...

Mental Health Recovery During a Pandemic

Wednesday September 30, 2020 When the pandemic was declared last spring, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge had to adjust many of their mental health recovery services. A grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund provided...
We are hiring!

We are hiring!

We're expanding our team! The Foundation is accepting applications for two part-time positions: Financial Administrator 14 hours/week $26.75/hour Reporting to the Executive Team, the Financial Administrator processes donations, accounts payable, payroll, and grant...

Looking for community builders to join our Board of Directors

Looking for community builders to join our Board of Directors

We are seeking expressions of interest from people who share our aspiration to build a vital community for everyone to join our board of directors. ________________________________________ Our Invitation At The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, we mobilize...

New funding available to support local food security

New funding available to support local food security

Food security means having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Lacking food security is more than a food problem; it is related to income and housing costs. Rates of food insecurity in our community have increased during the...

For John Good, relationships are the heart of community philanthropy

For John Good, relationships are the heart of community philanthropy

This month, the Community Foundation is saying goodbye to John Good as he completes his term as our Director, Fund Development. When John joined the Foundation as Executive Director in 2014, having just completed graduate studies in social innovation, he arrived with...