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Community Foundation Grey Bruce

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Mission Statement

Community Foundation Grey Bruce encourages endowment building and facilitates philanthropic partnerships within all communities in Grey and Bruce, now and for future generations.

Community Foundation Grey Bruce grants to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in Grey and Bruce.

Community Foundation Grey Bruce provides leadership in identifying community issues and convening discussion. 


Community Foundation Grey Bruce strives for flexible, transparent governance and leadership practices that welcome volunteer involvement, encourages dialogue among diverse voices in the community and inspires commitment to philanthropy.

The Community Foundations Grey Bruce’s purpose is to help people realize their philanthropy wishes and enable them to become involved in building their community through endowments.

Endowments allow us to fund a multitude of worthy causes. Through community foundation endowments are pooled together so a bigger amount can be invested so that a maximum return can be created. The investments are managed by professionals and only the earned income is used, the initial principal is not.

Because the initial principal is not touched we can continue giving money through grants where it is most needed. Currently the Community Foundation Grey Bruce manages $13 million in assets.

Goals & Objectives

  • Fulfill our mandate by making grants to qualified donees
  • Act as a vehicle for philanthropy and take on the role of community leader in adopting community issues in Grey and Bruce
  • Support social services to advance the welfare of the needy and alleviate human suffering and poverty;
  • Assist and promote the arts and cultural activities;
  • Advance education by establishing scholarship funds and other specific educational endeavors;
  • Support and advance the provision of medical services;
  • Support and advance conservation and the environment through funding of conservation and environmental facilities and research.
  • Encourage and support physical fitness, community activities, and heritage preservation.
  • Build the endowment funds, so the Community Foundation can offer more support to worthy community projects;
  • Create public awareness and build local ownership of the Foundation.
  • Educate the allied professionals (lawyers, accountants, clergy, those involved in financial and estate planning), so that they can better serve their clients and build partnerships;
  • Assist other charitable groups to build their own endowment funds (Agency Fund) under our management and increase their sustainability.



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