There are currently 191 community foundations scattered across Canada, with The Barrie Community Foundation being the 150th Community Foundation established in Canada. This network of Foundations holds more than $4.8 billion dollars in assets, and in 2015 granted out more than $215 million.
Surprised that there are 191 community foundations across Canada? Don’t be, because the list is growing. From big cities to very small towns and villages, community foundations full-fill an important place in the charitable giving web.Community foundations play a crucial role in how people give back where communities need it most. We connect people, families and companies with causes that inspire them. We pool resources, knowledge and expertise, working with others for even greater impact. We all have one purpose, to serve the people of our communities in the very best ways that we can.