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Why COVID-19 is an inequality virus, and what we can do about it

Inequality isn’t unique to COVID-19 — ­ the pandemic just exposed and amplified existing issues in our society. For example, racialized communities, Indigenous people, women,...

Vital Community Grants Available to Combat Inequality Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic

MEDIA RELEASE Peterborough, ON – The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is accepting Expressions of Interest for its Vital Community Grants from charities in the City...

Peterborough Arts Alive Fund Awards $104,500 to 15 Local Arts Organizations

MEDIA RELEASE Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Arts Alive Fund has awarded $104,500 in COVID-19 Strategic Recovery & Resilience Grants to 15 local arts organizations. The...

Here is how we supported the YES Shelter to overcome staffing challenges during the pandemic

The COVID-19 has brought many unfair issues to people struggling in our community, including youth and families experiencing homelessness. It’s also brought more challenges for...

21 local food security initiatives get a $250,000 boost amid increased need

MEDIA RELEASE Peterborough, ON – The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has exacerbated household food insecurity, and local organizations and our vulnerable populations...

How the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation is keeping kids safe, connected and out of foster care

Lockdown measures during the pandemic have increased the risk of violence and abuse for vulnerable kids in our community. When the home isn’t a safe place for a kid, the...

Caring for people and their animal companions during COVID-19

We, humans, are relational beings, and pets have provided loyal companionship, comfort, and friendship to humans. For people who are suffering from homelessness or vulnerably...

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.

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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...

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Why COVID-19 is an inequality virus, and what we can do about it

Inequality isn’t unique to COVID-19 — ­ the pandemic just exposed and amplified existing issues in our society. For example, racialized communities, Indigenous people, women, people with disabilities, and lower-income households had different pandemic experiences than...

Vital Community Grants Available to Combat Inequality Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic

MEDIA RELEASE Peterborough, ON – The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is accepting Expressions of Interest for its Vital Community Grants from charities in the City and County of Peterborough. The theme for the 2021 Vital Community Grants will be Equitable...

Peterborough Arts Alive Fund Awards $104,500 to 15 Local Arts Organizations

MEDIA RELEASE Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Arts Alive Fund has awarded $104,500 in COVID-19 Strategic Recovery & Resilience Grants to 15 local arts organizations. The Peterborough Arts Alive Fund is an Electric City Culture Council (EC3) initiative in...

Here is how we supported the YES Shelter to overcome staffing challenges during the pandemic

The COVID-19 has brought many unfair issues to people struggling in our community, including youth and families experiencing homelessness. It’s also brought more challenges for the non-profit organizations that serve them. For the staff at the YES Shelter, the...

21 local food security initiatives get a $250,000 boost amid increased need

MEDIA RELEASE Peterborough, ON – The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has exacerbated household food insecurity, and local organizations and our vulnerable populations need support more than ever. The global outbreak of COVID-19 has been disrupting many aspects...

How the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation is keeping kids safe, connected and out of foster care

Lockdown measures during the pandemic have increased the risk of violence and abuse for vulnerable kids in our community. When the home isn’t a safe place for a kid, the Children’s Aid Society works to find children a safe, stable place to live. Kinship care provides...

Caring for people and their animal companions during COVID-19

We, humans, are relational beings, and pets have provided loyal companionship, comfort, and friendship to humans. For people who are suffering from homelessness or vulnerably housed, it is no different. In fact, pets may play more important roles in the lives of our...

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...
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...

Our proposal to establish a Community Legacy Fund

Our proposal to establish a Community Legacy Fund

Since being established in 2009, the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough has contributed more than $4.2 million to our local economy through grants to charities. Supporting everything from the arts to the environment, public infrastructure and affordable...

Apply to the Healthy Communities Initiative

Apply to the Healthy Communities Initiative

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19. Public spaces are the glue to our communities: they enable a feeling of belonging, of social cohesion and encourage our...