Join the Giving Movement

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 by creating a permanent endowment fund at Durham Community Foundation ensures the cycle of a vibrant and sustainable community.

We are here for you and our community, contact us today to join the giving movement.

Walk for Your Cause

On Sunday October 22, 2023 more than a dozen charities walked together to raise funds for their respective charities including: Autism Home Base Durham, Bethesda House, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South-West Durham and Northumberland, Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region, Durham Down Syndrome Association, Durham Alliance Outreach, Durham Deaf Services, Epilepsy Durham Region, Girls Inc of Durham, Scientists in School, Victim Services of Durham Region and Whitby Historical Society.

Philanthropy forum

On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 Durham Community Foundation (DCF) held its annual Philanthropy Forum. Nonprofits from across Durham Region tuned in as host Darryl Swain of Excel Fundraising Inc. led four incredible guest speakers through an insightful day of learnings.

Fundraising Trends
Susan Storey
Partner, KCI

Are You Ready For An Organizational Diversity & Inclusion Journey?
Jefferson Darrell
Founder & CEO, Breakfast Culture

Four Pillars of Fundraising
Cathy Mann
Founder & CEO, The Fundraising Lab

Together We Thrive: Highlights of Durham's First Vital Signs Report
Steven Ayer
President and Founder at Common Good Strategies


On Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 Durham Community Foundation championed #DurhamGivesBack with the support of the Region of Durham and local municipalities many of whom raised the GivingTuesday flag in recognition of this day of giving back to the community by donating to a local food bank or shelter, committing to volunteering time and expertise to a local organization or giving financially to a local charity that has made a difference in one’s life or the life of a loved one.

We look forward to growing the momentum on Tuesday December 3, 2024.

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Charity Reg. #: 898797931RR0001
2-157 Harwood Avenue North
Box 250
Ajax, Ontario
L1Z 0B6

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