The work of registered charities and not-for-profits in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region could not happen at the level it does without the support of the Community Foundation and the funders who so generously give. These are real people with real stories, sharing the difference the grants have made in their lives and the opportunities they might not otherwise have had. - Judy Underwood, in response to the June 2016 Granting Ceremony

A Community Foundation

A Community Foundation is an independent, volunteer driven, charitable organization that helps facilitate community philanthropy, by working with both donors and local charities and providing leadership on issues of community concern.

We hold collection of charitable funds established by people from all walks of life who have one thing in common – the desire to make a difference in their community… forever.  Community Foundations are organizations that invest for the future.

Donations to endowment funds are pooled together and invested. The income from these investments is then used to make grants to support local registered charities, while the capital remains untouched. Donations made today will generate gifts in perpetuity.

Community Foundation’s are amongst the fastest growing forms of philanthropy in Canada today and they all share three special features:

  1. Endowment Building
  2. Local grantmaking expertise
  3. Community Leadership

We are one of 191 Community Foundations across Canada with combined assets of over $5.1 billion. Together we have granted over $243 million to thousands of charities across the nation.

Giving to The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation