Investing in community care, arts and culture, and local impact

One of the best things about a community foundation is that every year, annual income from our endowment funds is invested back into the community through our charitable grants.

Every year, our grants program grows, as generous community members invest in our endowed funds. This year, we will be disbursing more than $75,000, much of it directly to local charities as advised by our family fund donors. In the fall, we will open up applications for the Vision Fund, Environment Fund and Arts & Culture grants. Please sign up for our mailing list to be among the first to know when grants opportunities arise. 


If you are a new or emerging community service organization, connect with us and Introduce yourself. For non-profit organizations, know that you can apply for our grants in partnership with a “qualified donee,” i.e. registered charity or municipality. Read more about our eligibility requirements.


We are here to assist as you go through the application process and we welcome your questions.

Grants opportunities this year

This year, we will be disbursing grants from the following funds:


  • Greenwood Family Fund
  • WoodLot Family Fund
  • Cedar Fund
  • W. & M. Edelbrock Fund
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin Fund
  • Vision Fund
  • Environment Fund
  • Arts & Culture (from Edelbrock Fund)
  • Refugee Resettlement

As a member of the Community Foundations of Canada, we are uniquely able to participate in national programs, such as the Community Services Recovery Fund, the Investment Readiness Program and the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge.

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