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Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation exists to ensure the needs of our community are met today and tomorrow. We identify needs, fund a wide range of programs and help donors make lasting contributions.

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How we help donors make a lasting impact

We’re your partner in philanthropy. We share our in-depth knowledge of our community to build and manage endowment funds for today and tomorrow. Our difference is forever.

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How we provide grants to worthy local causes

We partner with local organizations and caring citizens to support a wide range of initiatives to sustain and improve the quality of life here in Cambridge & North Dumfries.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Summer Discovery Camp

WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY! Each summer, Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation helps fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region’s Summer Discovery Program through the Kids to Camp Fund, a partnership between The Waterloo Region Record and Lyle S. Hallman Foundation. The program is a fun, recreational day camp that focuses on language and… Read more »

Canada 150 Grants – Round 1 Recipients

Community groups are gearing up to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. It’s a year-long celebration across the country.  And here in Cambridge and North Dumfries, exciting fresh ideas to commemorate this special event are popping up. Through the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th (CFC150), the Community Foundation is proud to announce its first round… Read more »

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To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.

Artistotle (Ethics, 300 BCE)