Established Funds

The Community Foundation is here to help you create a meaningful and lasting change in your community. The Foundation has a variety of fund structures to offer you the levels of support, involvement and recognition you desire. With a variety of ways to give, you can establish a fund today, plan to give in the future, or contribute to an existing fund. You can choose to support your favourite charities, specific areas of interest, or create unique opportunities for community investment.

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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture Field of Interest Fund: A permanently endowed fund supporting arts and culture organizations in the City and County of Peterborough.

Art School of Peterborough Fund: A fund managed on behalf of the Art School of Peterborough to support its activities. For more information or to make a donation to this fund please contact the Art School of Peterborough.

Barrett Fund: A fund that supports the charitable activities of The Peterborough Singers. For more information or to make a donation to this fund please contact The Peterborough Singers.

Bierk Art Fund: This fund was established to honour the memory and celebrate the life of Peterborough resident Liz Bierk. The fund supports innovative arts and culture projects in the City of Peterborough and surrounding area. More information.

Gwen & Bill Brown Fund for the Arts: A fund honouring the artistic and cultural contributions of Gwen and Bill Brown through the support of artistic charitable projects and organizations throughout the community. More information

Market Hall Fund: A fund managed on behalf of Market Hall Performing Arts Centre to provide a source of income to support their charitable activities. To add your gift to this fund please contact Market Hall.

Stewart & Clara Lockington Fund: A fund established, in memory of Stewart and Clara Lockington, by their children.

Tenuto Trust: Grants from this permanently endowed fund help to support and sustain the Kawartha Youth Orchestra and its mission to help young people develop and cultivate a love for music, and to share it with the community.

Children, Youth & Education

Camp Kawartha Kids Endowment Fund: This Fund provides subsidies to enable children and youth who encounter financial challenges to participate in summer camp and other outdoor/environmental education opportunities offered by Camp Kawartha. Read more.

Ferne Cristall English Language Learner Fund: This Fund honours teacher and mentor, Ferne Cristall, and provides a scholarship to a graduating high school English language learner. Read more.

Geddes Family Fund: Donna's Garden: This Fund honours the lifework of a mother, wife, and child advocate. Once it becomes active, grants from this Fund will support the unmet needs of children in the care of Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society.

Good Family Charitable Fund: This Fund supports charitable programs that help children and youth realize their full potential particularly initiatives that facilitate collaboration among youth with diverse backgrounds and life experiences, that foster leadership and self-confidence and that engender concern for one another and for the environment.

Hailey’s Comet Fund: Established in honour of Hailey Holmes, a young woman with a positive attitude and a desire to help others.

Hallpike Fund: Created in memory of Dorothy Hallpike, Dean of Trafalgar Castle School from 1969 - 1981, this fund supports organizations that strive to inspire young people to follow their dreams and empower them to make a positive impact in the community.

Jack & Pat Bingleman Fund: A fund that focuses on grants to charities serving children, youth and education.

Kawartha Muslim Religious Association Fund for Women and Children: Established by KMRA with donations received after their mosque was deliberately burned, the fund provides yearly grants to Five Counties Children Centre and YWCA Crossroads Shelter. Read more.

Moustache Fund: Established by family and friends as a tribute to a humble and generous philanthropist, the Moustache Fund carries on a legacy of helping children and youth achieve their full potential through participation in sports, education, and the arts.

Peterborough Collegiate (PCVS) Lecacy Fund: (description pending)

Scott Kidd Memorial Fund: A fund established by friends in memory of Scott Kidd, a student at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, from 1989 to 1994.


GreenUP Fund: A permanent endowment fund supporting GreenUP - a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance environmental health in the Peterborough region by interpreting environmental concerns, facilitating positive action and providing services recognized as valuable by the community.

Kawartha Land Trust Stewardship Fund: A permanent endowment fund supporting Kawartha Land Trust programs to acquire and steward significant natural lands in the Kawarthas.

Otonabee Conservation Fund: Established as legacy of the former Otonabee Conservation Foundation, the Otonabee Conservation Fund is a permanent endowment that will provide on-going support conservation lands and environmental education programs.

Peterborough Field Naturalists Legacy Fund: A permanent endowment fund supporting the charitable activities of the Peterborough Field Naturalists.

General Community Benefit

Vital Community Fund: The Vital Community Fund supports the long-term vitality of the City and County of Peterborough. As our permanent community endowment, it provides grants to address significant community needs.

BarM5 Fund: Grants from this fund are directed by the donor in response to community needs.

Boyer Family Charitable Fund: Created by Michael Boyer, this donor-advised fund supports charities delivering programs and services of importance to the Boyer family and the communities where they live and work.

Doug & Carole Cook Charitable Fund: A donor-advised fund that provides grants in support of charitable activities of importance to the donor.

Directors' Fund: A flow-through fund established by the founding directors of CFGP, funds received are granted for immediate community needs.

Dindin Villarino Fund: Created by family and friends, this permanently endowed fund will provide grants to charities serving newcomers, women and youth as well as those that foster creative writing and literary expression.  

Judy Heffernan Fund: A permanent endowment continuing the legacy of Judy Heffernan, former General Manager of the Community Futures Development Corporation (now Community Futures Peterborough), as a motivator, mentor and inspirer of women in the City and County of Peterborough.

Kamerin Fund: A permanent endowment supporting community needs consistent with the philanthropic interests of the donor.

Kelly-Phillips Family Fund: A donor-advised fund created by Brian and Lynne Kelly to enable their family to support charities delivering important programs and services within and beyond our community.

Linda & Alan Slavin Fund: An emerging fund being established by the Slavins to support charitable organizations that are addressing important community needs.

Michael Edwards Memorial Fund: An emerging fund established in memory of Michael Edwards.

Morris Family Fund: A permanent endowment established to support community needs consistent with the philanthropic interests of its founders.

Myrtle's Kitchen Food Security Fund: This provides funds toPeterborough Public Health's charitable programs and activities related to food security and sustainability.

Olive & Doug Kirk Fund: Through a gift from their estate and contributions from friends and family members, this fund provides on-going support to the YWCA Crossroads Shelter and the YMCA Balsillie Family Branch - Strong Kid's Campaign. Read more.

Peter Boyd Orgill Fund: A donor-advised fund that provides grants to charitable organizations of importance to the donor.

Peterborough Law Association - Bill Carruthers Fund: An expression of the Peterborough Law Association’s concern and contribution for those community needs which Bill Carruthers identified and supported. Read more.

Simon Says Fund: Created in memory of Simon DeBues, a creative and adventurous problem solver, this fund supports charitable organizations in our community offering outside-the-box, concrete help on a shoestring to those who have nowhere else to turn.

Welcome Fund: A fund created to support the ongoing needs of newcomers served by the New Canadians Centre.

Wick and Margaret Sellers Fund: A donor-advised fund that provides grants to charitable organizations selected by the donor.


Housing Field of Interest Fund: A permanent endowment fund supporting charitable organizations contributing to affordable and sustainable housing related activities within the City and County of Peterborough.

Smart & Caring Communities

Cavan Monaghan and Millbrook Legacy Fund: A permanent endowment fund enriching the quality of life of those living in and around the township of Cavan Monaghan. More information.

Mayor Bennett Fund: Set up former Peterborough mayor, Daryl Bennett, this permanent endowment supports charitable activities in the City of Peterborough.

Social Finance

Social Finance Fund:A permanent endowment fund established by an anonymous donor to make social finance investments in the community. The fund is currently invested in the bond issue supporting the Mount Community Centre.

Support for The Community Foundation

BG Fund: A donor-advised fund which currently grants its earned income to support the activities of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.

Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough Fund: This Fund supports the day-to-day operations of the Community Foundation..

Qulliq Fund: A donor-advised fund, income from which is directed for the time being, to the Community Foundation. In future, it is intended to be used to support impactful initiatives led or coordinated by the Foundation, as directed by the donor.