About Us


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. We accept a wide variety of gifts and provide donors with a number of charitable options. You can contribute cash, stocks, property and other assets. You may establish a fund in your name, or in the name of a loved one. In most cases your gift qualifies for a maximum tax advantage under federal law.

Today, the Foundation holds over $100 million in total assets under management. In 2018, KWCF approved grants of over $3.1 million to local charities and non-profits. Since its inception, KWCF has granted more than $47 million to local charities and non-profits throughout Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas.

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.

Charitable Registration Number: 132170994 RR0001


Mission - Creating caring communities where everyone thrives

Vision - Making it easy for people to do more good

Values - Impact Focused, Catalysts, Collaborative, Inclusive & Trustworthy

What is a Community Foundation? 
KWCF Values


Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation is a member of Community Foundations of Canada, the national membership organization for 191 community foundations across Canada who contribute time, leadership and financial support to local initiatives, helping people give back where their communities need it most.