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The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough 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

Pandemic Emergency and Recovery: Supporting Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Tuesday September 22, 2020 Demand for services at Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC) has gone up significantly during the pandemic. A grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund supported one of Ontario's first 24/7 text lines for survivors of sexual violence –...

Food for Kids, Pandemic Recovery and Return to School

Tuesday September 1, 2020 Food for Kids normally supplies locally sourced food through school nutrition programs. When the pandemic emergency was declared, a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund allowed Food for Kids to purchase gift cards to send to school...

Providing Emergency Meals and Moving Forward Stronger Than Ever

Friday August 28, 2020 One Roof Community Centre provides meals 365 days a year to those struggling with food insecurity. One Roof also offers professional training, life skills, community building, harm reduction, access to primary health care and a safe space to be....

Feeding Youth and Families During a Pandemic and Planning for Recovery

Tuesday August 25, 2020 When the pandemic hit, Kawartha Food Share faced increased client numbers, cancelled food drives, and decreased food donations. A grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund helped purchase more food so the agency could continue to deliver...

Harm Reduction Works! On the Road to Pandemic Recovery

Wednesday August 19, 2020 With emergency financial assistance from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, Peterborough AIDS Resource Network (PARN) was able to provide harm reduction supplies and grocery cards to drug users through a mobile outreach van that stops at...

From Emergency Housing Relief to Recovery

Monday August 17, 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...

Making a Difference Today and Tomorrow

For Betty and Bill Morris, their charitable giving offers a double happiness. “We get the enjoyment of seeing how the money can make a difference today but also over the long term,” says Bill. The Morris’ have lived in the Peterborough area since 1998 and quickly...

Youth in Harmony

The Youth in Harmony Fund was established by Alan Wotherspoon in response to his love of music and his commitment to the learning and empowerment of youth. As a high school teacher and principal, Alan gained a deeper understanding of the power of music in the...

Returning Baby Turtles to the Wild

In July 2017, more than 200 community members gathered at a local wetland to release 26 baby snapping turtles, which had been rescued, incubated, hatched and raised at the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre. Twenty-five volunteers were on hand to make sure the event...

Trans Care Clinic: Accessing High Quality Health Care in our Community

A $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation enabled the Peterborough Family Health Team to work with community partners to develop a plan to address a recognized gap in primary health care for transgender individuals in the City and County of Peterborough. Partners...
Funding now available: Vital Community Grants 2020

Funding now available: Vital Community Grants 2020

Wednesday September 9, 2020 The 2020 Vital Community Grants will support the efforts of local charities as they recover from the initial impacts of COVID-19. Operating grants of up to $5,000 will help charities define their “new normal” as they continue to recover...