About us

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About us


The Grand Bend Community Foundation supports charities and charitable projects in Grand Bend, Port Franks, Exeter, Thedford, Dashwood areas.  For more grant information please see our grants page.

Our vision: Caring people collaborating to build an inclusive, sustainable community.

Our mission: We connect people and charities to build a smart and caring community.

What we do The Grand Bend Community Foundation (and others like us) has three main activities.

  • We build and manage funds that are invested for the long term
  • We use a portion of the income from our funds to support local charities that have bright ideas to improve our community
  • We provide leadership in our community.

Canada Revenue Agency requires that we donate an amount equal to  3.5 % of our endowment capital on an annual basis. Currently this results in approximately 70,000.00 in annual grants. To learn more, watch our “What We Do” video here.

History Grand Bend Community Foundation was established in 2000 to administer $1.55 million from the sale of the Public Utilities Commission in Grand Bend. Under the leadership of Chairs Hank Krech, Dave Bannister, and Pat Morden, the Foundation has grown in size and reach. The current Chair is Tom Prout.

The Foundation made its first grants in 2002 and has since granted more than $990,000 to charities throughout our community. The endowment fund has grown to more than $2 million.

Click for our Report to the Community 2012

Financial Statement for Year End 2012

Click for our Report to the Community 2011.

Click for our 2011 Presentation celebrating a decade of community building

Explore our website to get to know us better and to find out how you can get involved. Or contact us to arrange for a private appointment or group information session. We look forward to working with you. Our charitable registration number with the Canada Revenue Agency is 86536 8526RR0001. The Foundation is required to annually report to the Canada Revenue Agency. Our T3010 reports can be found  by clicking here.