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Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) is a public, charitable foundation created for and by the people of Centre Wellington. Our mission is to strengthen the Centre Wellington community by helping donors to achieve their giving goals, and by helping local non-profit organizations find resources to support their important work. We welcome your donation. All amounts, small or large, increase our ability to improve our local community of Centre Wellington.


Thank you to those who applied during the granting period, which closed on November 1st at 5:00 PM.


AMAZING. Ian Evans and his supports have reached their goal of raising $10,000 to support the CW COVID-19 Community Response Fund. What a wonderful gift to our community. A VERY BIG THANK YOU on behalf of CWCF and all those who will benefit from a COVID-19 Community Response Fund grants.


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Round Two of Canada Healthy Communities Initiative granting program now open

As part of the first round, the South Western Ontario HUB provided approximately $550,000 in funding to support 28 projects. Round two opens on May 14, 2021 and closes on June 25, 2021. The South Western Ontario HUB will be providing approximately $800,000 in funding during round two. There is also a national funding application available in both rounds. Click HERE for more details.

2020-21 Granting

In 2021 we are continuing to respond to the needs of our community caused by COVID-19. We are focusing on our CW COVID-19 Community Response Fund (CW-CRF) granting program. Our regular Project Grants and Jack R. MacDonald Community Fund Grant Program will be reviewed early in the fall.

To find out more or Donate to support our CW COVID-19 Community Response Fund (CW-CRF) granting program, click HERE.

So far, CWCF has supported through both our ECSF and CW-CRF granting programs a total of 52 projects with $223,929.

More details to come soon regarding our next application period.

The Centre Wellington Community Foundation takes part in a new Healthy Communities Initiative

COVID-19 has seriously impacted our access and use of public spaces which are the glue to our communities. They are a big part of what makes communities safe, vibrant and connected.

Donate to our grassroots CW COVID-19 Community Response Fund

In response to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) has created the CW COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This Fund is a rapid response fund, pooling community donations big or small. “Responding to the urgent need to keep the most vulnerable in our community safe and healthy, we established this Fund to enable rapid response granting to support the work of our front-line organizations and charities,” said Randall Howard, CWCF Chair.

The Centre Wellington Community Foundation is re-activating the Emergency Community Support Fund alongside Community Foundations of Canada

 The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that have faced increased challenges. To provide emergency relief, the Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help support communities made increasingly vulnerable by the pandemic.

With COVID-19 cases increasing in many communities, and a continuous call for emergency relief, the ECSF will reopen with a second round of funding, providing much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving communities experiencing vulnerability. The Government of Canada is flowing this funding through Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Centre Wellington, Wellington North, Minto and Mapleton to ensure that our citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing [an additional] $58,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting people experiencing heightened vulnerability. Organizations can apply starting on October 5, 2020.

Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply go HERE

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Learn more about how CW Men Who Care are helping their community during these difficult times. Become a part of the solution.

Centre Wellington Community Foundation supports 32 local projects with COVID-19 Granting programs, See who we supported

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Want to know more about what has been done so far?

All funds have been allocated. Check back as we continue to announce grant recipients.

We are proud to take part in the Emergency Community Support Fund alongside Community Foundations across Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada thanks to support from the Government of Canada. The CWCF will be investing $111,000 in local organizations (Centre Wellington, North Wellington, Minto and Mapleton) to help in the emergency response efforts to support vulnerable populations in our community. Learn more HERE

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See our latest grant announcement

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COVID-19 UPDATE

CWCF launches CW COVID-19 Community Response Fund

In response to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) has created the CW COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This Fund is a rapid response fund, pooling community donations big or small. “Responding to the urgent need to keep the most vulnerable in our community safe and healthy, we established this Fund to enable rapid response granting to support the work of our front-line organizations and charities,” said Randall Howard, CWCF Chair.

The Fund was created with $10,000 in contributions from CWCF and generous local donors. Anyone wishing to support the CW Community Response Fund can make an immediate tax-deductible donation by clicking HERE. “Even before we could officially announce the Fund, donations have already started coming in, which shows the type of caring community we live in” said Raymond Soucy, CWCF Executive Director.

Further, the Fund will be a resource allowing the community to search and find additional funding sources.

We are also announcing the first grant from the Fund of $1,500, which is supplying Video Conferencing software capabilities to affected local charitable organizations. The purchase was made possible with a generous subsidy from Callbridge.com and is intended to help organizations continue to function during these times of social isolation and beyond.

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Read our just published Vital Signs 2019 Report HERE.

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We must admit we’re more used to giving out grants then receiving an award. A very big thank you to Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce for presenting us with the Not for Profit award at The 2019 Awards of Excellence Gala. Feels wonderful.