building community through investments, leadership, and philanthropy

Give Back to Your Community

Each one of us is a product of our community. The communities we grow up in or move into make us who we are. Every community is the sum of the people who live within it – a unique mix of our personalities, cultures and interests. The causes we care about, the time we invest, the people we bring together – all shape our communities now and for future generations. Giving back continues the cycle of a vibrant and sustainable community.

HELP US BUILD COMMUNITY

Our Community Builders play an integral role in ensuring Durham Community Foundation continues to grow endowments, manage grantmaking, and share expertise with charities in the Region of Durham to help them learn, network, build resources and capacity.

BE A COMMUNITY BUILDER

  • Make a monthly donation of $20, $30, $40 or $50 through easy automatic chequing withdrawals or Visa/Mastercard payments
  • Add tag line “Community Builder” to all your communications
  • Be recognized on our website or remain anonymous
  • Invitations to all events hosted by DCF
  • One convenient tax receipt at year-end

Supporting DCF benefits my community

“Just like any business, charitable organizations have general administrative and overhead costs. It is important to support annual operating at Durham Community Foundation to ensure it remains a strong and vital contributor in my community and to provide them with funding to grow endowments, distribute meaningful grants to local charities, share expertise, and inspire philanthropy throughout the Region of Durham.”

– JOHN DYALL
LEGACY BUILDER, GRANTS COMMITTEE MEMBER

DURHAM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Established in 1994, by a dedicated group of community leaders, Durham Community Foundation is one of 191 Community Foundations in Canada.

We are committed to building a smart and caring community in the Region of Durham through our investments, leadership and philanthropy.

Our endowment funds provide annual grants to registered charities that support the residents in our region.

Since inception our Foundation has granted $1.4 Million to more than 100 charities in the Region of Durham.