KWCF Update - July 2019


Fall Community Grants are opening soon!

On Monday, July 22, 2019 the pre-screen application for our Fall Community Grants stream will open.

Community Grants support a wide range of projects in the areas of affordable housing, healthy children and youth, and/or social inclusion.

For more information, visit

NEW VIDEO! Fall Community Grants

This video provides information on KWCF’s Fall Community Grants program for 2019. If you have any questions, contact Sarah at or by phone at 519-725-1806 x 206.


The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a call to action for youth, and an opportunity to bring young leaders to the decision-making table as we build strong and vibrant communities for the future.

You could receive a grant up to $30,000 for a youth-led project to address diverse and urgent local priorities in our community. Learn more

Deadline: September 18, 2019

Footage from our 2019 Townhall

Missed our 2019 Townhall? We’ve created videos so you can learn a bit more about what’s been happening at KWCF, as well as hear from keynote speaker Sara Casselman, Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Centre of Waterloo Region. 

Updates from KWCF Chair & CEO

Our Board Chair, Deborah Currie and President & CEO, Elizabeth Heald provide in-depth updates on how Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation is making it easy for people to do more good in our community.

Max Fineday - Better is Possible Project

This video that was shared at KWCF’s 2019 Townhall Meeting. Max Fineday is a Nehlyaw activist and Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange. He is an agent of change who believes that better is absolutely possible.

Tim Jackson - Board Member & Chair, Social Finance Committee

Tim joined the Board and now Chair’s our Social Finance Committee. In this video, Tim provides an update on some of the exciting developments in KWCF’s Impact Investing strategy.

Sara Casselman - Sexual Assault Support Centre Waterloo Region

Sara Casselman highlighted issues identified in “The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2019” report and discussed connections to SDG #5: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls.

For more information, visit our website.

Summer Series

One of the shared goals at the Children and Youth Planning Table (CYPT) is for children and youth to feel valued, heard, and included.

Every Thursday, through most of the summer, CYPT will be releasing a NEW video and information you can use in your own work with young people.

Learn more

A new day has arrived to promote social good nationwide

Capacity Canada, in partnership with Intertek Catalyst, Conestoga College, HIM&HER, Manulife, Google and the creative community will provide free design and marketing work to non-profit organizations across Canada through Creative Day for Social Good (CD4SG).

CD4SG will bring together teams of creative professionals on Thursday, October 17, 2019 to design and produce projects for charities [in 24-hours].

Learn more & apply