Creating caring communities where everyone thrives
Making it easy for people to do more good
Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) enables people, companies and organizations to do more good. We connect people who care to causes that matter. We do this by making it easy for fundholders to give and for charities to receive money.
When you make a donation to KWCF we invest that gift into a permanent endowment fund which generates income that is then distributed through grants to support a wide range of charitable causes within our community.
As a leading community-building organization in Waterloo Region, we are focused on collaborating with partners to identify and meet current and future needs of our community, by enabling social capital and developing creative forward-thinking innovative solutions for place-based philanthropy.
This year, our target areas of focus for funding through our Community Grants are the 3 key priorities that have risen from the Wellbeing Waterloo Region work. The three areas are:
- Affordable Housing– where everyone has a place that they can call home.
- Healthy Child and Youth Development– where all children and youth have a foundation they need to thrive and reach their potential.
- Social Inclusion – where everyone is welcome and can belong.
We have other funds that you can chose to contribute to. We have Charitable Organization Endowment funds that have been set up by charities and donations to those funds will assist with that specific charity partner’s current and future needs. We also have funds that have been established by donors that could align with your charitable giving strategy. Visit our latest Annual Report to see where they have chosen to direct grants, and then you can select from the funds listed on our Canada Helps page. If you would like to know more about the benefits of donating to KWCF, visit here. If you would like to set up a fund with KWCF, visit the giving section of our website to learn about fund options and how to give.