building community through investments, leadership, and philanthropy

About Us

Since 1994, Durham Community Foundation has been connecting donors to community needs and opportunities throughout the region.
We build community through investments, leadership and philanthropy.
We work closely with our donors including local government, businesses, families and individuals. We help them formulate and realize their philanthropic goals by matching their interests and concerns with community needs and charities. We help donors find innovative, responsible ways to ensure their investments have a lasting impact.
We connect and collaborate – bringing people together to address community issues and encourage partnership among charitable agencies. We share expertise and knowledge – facilitating learning and networking opportunities for charities and nonprofits in the Region of Durham.
We are a foundation for charities. Our grants support everything including shelter, sustenance and care for those most in need, health, recreation, the arts and the environment. Since 1994, Durham Community Foundation has granted over $800,000 to more than 100 charities, impacting thousands of residents in our region.
Community Foundations of Canada

We are part of Canada’s community foundation movement, represented by 191 community foundations from coast to coast.