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Foundation grants $120,000 to local women, girls, Two-Spirit and Gender-Diverse-led and serving organizations

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce funding totalling $120,000 to advance gender equality in Peterborough. The grants to Elizabeth Fry Society, GreenUp, Kawartha...

New Funding: Community Services Recovery Fund

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, recently announced that Community Foundations of Canada alongside Canadian Red Cross, and United Way...

Catch up on the latest Foundation News

The latest edition of Foundation Focus is available now! Read about a new funding opportunity, a new fund benefiting the Kawartha Youth Orchestra, and more. Read it here.

Announcing $110,000 in Vital Community Grants to 17 Local Charities

The Community Foundation is excited to announce that 17 organizations will share $110,000 in Vital Community Grants. These grants are at the heart of the Foundation’s vision of...

Our Fall 2022 Giving Guide is Now Available!

The Foundation's Fall 2022 Giving Guide is intended to provide granting inspiration for Community Foundation fund advisors. According to Imagine Canada, 66% of all charitable...

The Foundation Launches new partnership with Trent University Researchers

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is pleased to announce a new partnership with Building Back Differently (BBD), a collaborative project that pulls together the...

New Fund Launched with Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is pleased to announce the creation of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Fund, a new partnership with the Kawartha-Haliburton...

Vital Community Grants – Keep an eye out for updates

Every year, the Community Foundation runs a small grants program available to a wide range of charities. These Vital Community Grants address immediate community needs and help...

Peterborough’s Vital Signs Shines a Light on Gender (In)Equality in our Community

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough’s newly released Vital Signs report highlights the need to advance gender equality in our community. The Kawartha World Issues...

Peterborough Arts Alive Grants support Resilience and Recovery for Local Organizations

“It has been a wild ride!” That is how 4th Line Theatre’s General Manager, Lindy Finlan, describes their pandemic journey.  “It has been frustrating due to the ever-changing...

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Foundation grants $120,000 to local women, girls, Two-Spirit and Gender-Diverse-led and serving organizations

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce funding totalling $120,000 to advance gender equality in Peterborough. The grants to Elizabeth Fry Society, GreenUp, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC), New Canadians Centre, and Trent...

New Funding: Community Services Recovery Fund

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, recently announced that Community Foundations of Canada alongside Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada have been selected to distribute the Community Services Recovery Fund, a...

Catch up on the latest Foundation News

The latest edition of Foundation Focus is available now! Read about a new funding opportunity, a new fund benefiting the Kawartha Youth Orchestra, and more. Read it here.

Announcing $110,000 in Vital Community Grants to 17 Local Charities

The Community Foundation is excited to announce that 17 organizations will share $110,000 in Vital Community Grants. These grants are at the heart of the Foundation’s vision of building a vital community for everyone. Each year the Community Foundation offers Vital...

Our Fall 2022 Giving Guide is Now Available!

The Foundation's Fall 2022 Giving Guide is intended to provide granting inspiration for Community Foundation fund advisors. According to Imagine Canada, 66% of all charitable revenue goes to only 1% of charitable organizations across the country. This guide offers a...

The Foundation Launches new partnership with Trent University Researchers

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is pleased to announce a new partnership with Building Back Differently (BBD), a collaborative project that pulls together the expertise of Trent University researchers and local community members. Today marks the first...

New Fund Launched with Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is pleased to announce the creation of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Fund, a new partnership with the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation. The fund will help provide enrichment opportunities for children,...

Vital Community Grants – Keep an eye out for updates

Every year, the Community Foundation runs a small grants program available to a wide range of charities. These Vital Community Grants address immediate community needs and help build a vital community for everyone. The area of focus for Vital Community Grants changes...

Peterborough’s Vital Signs Shines a Light on Gender (In)Equality in our Community

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough’s newly released Vital Signs report highlights the need to advance gender equality in our community. The Kawartha World Issues Centre received a grant from the Foundation last year to conduct research into how our...

Peterborough Arts Alive Grants support Resilience and Recovery for Local Organizations

“It has been a wild ride!” That is how 4th Line Theatre’s General Manager, Lindy Finlan, describes their pandemic journey.  “It has been frustrating due to the ever-changing ability to engage with our audiences. It has been enlightening as the pandemic has given us...
4th Line Theatre’s First Ever Endowment Fund

4th Line Theatre’s First Ever Endowment Fund

4th Line Theatre, with the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, is honouring their 30th Anniversary with their first ever endowment fund, entitled “30 to the Future”. With thirty years of creative excellence behind them, this fund will help...

New Fund Launched with Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation

New Fund Launched with Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is pleased to announce the creation of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Fund, a new partnership with the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation. The fund will help provide enrichment opportunities for children,...

Community Foundation grants $1.3 million to local charities in 2021

Community Foundation grants $1.3 million to local charities in 2021

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough granted $1.3 million to more than eighty charities in Peterborough and the surrounding area in 2021. It was the second year in a row that the Community Foundation was able to grant more than $1 million. “Our community...

Funding opportunity: Community Services Recovery Fund

Funding opportunity: Community Services Recovery Fund

$400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits The Community Services Recovery Fund will provide funding to Community Service Organization such as non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities...