Our Granting Priorities
Agency funds provide a sustainable source of revenue to charities by building up resources that can be granted to the organization every year.
The Foundation accepts applications to the Vital Community Grants program each year. Vital Community Grants support the people, ideas and activities that build community vitality in the Peterborough area, ensuring charities have the skills, tools, and resources to respond to our community’s top priorities. In 2019-2020, Vital Community grants will support initiatives that are working to strengthen community connections in the Peterborough area.
When we celebrated the Community Foundation’s 10th anniversary at the annual Giving Gala in January 2019 we wanted to do something special. We asked ten local charities: If you had one wish and $1000 to make it happen, what would you do? Then we asked guests at the Giving Gala to make a donation to support one of those wishes. In a wonderful example of the power of giving together, we were able to raise $10,000 to grant each of those charity’s wishes, and we surprised them with these Here for Good grants in March.