Grand River Hospital Foundation



Everyone in Waterloo Region will come through the doors of Grand River Hospital at some point in time. We’re the largest and most comprehensive community hospital in our region – the hub for cancer treatment, childbirth, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care, mental health, clinical research, kidney and dialysis treatments, stroke, emergencies and critical care.  The kind of hospital we need close to home when it matters most – the kind where care. never. stops.

But we can’t provide the level of care and research that people need and deserve without our generous community. Because what many may not know is that government funding does not cover the cost of new or replacement equipment or the seeding of new initiatives. Donor support has always been key to our ability to provide the best possible care.

Our Impact

At the core of every world class community are people who care – people who care about the work they do, the community they live in and the chance to make a difference.  At Grand River Hospital Foundation we share that passion and dedicate ourselves to our great community by working in partnership with people from all walks of life to make every health care experience exceptional.

Our region is one of the youngest in Canada, with almost 22% of our population under the age of 18. Last year alone more than 4300 babies entered the world at Grand River Hospital.

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Legal Name

Grand River Hospital Foundation

Charity Number

# 88918 0394 RR 0001

How your gift will be used

A gift in your Will today can mean an extraordinary tomorrow for the people of our community — your children, grandchildren, other families, youth and seniors. Your future gift will be used to support:

  • Essential care equipment such as bassinets, dialysis chairs, cardiac monitors and patient beds
  • Innovative programs as part of cancer care services, mental health care, kidney care, seniors care and Grand River Kids
  • Specialized health research and continuous learning opportunities for health teams on our world class care platforms
  • Patient experience programs like spiritual care, Grand Serve digital services, medical imaging and radiology

Planning a charitable gift to Grand River as part of your legacy will have a lasting impact for those on their health care journey. If you wish to designate your gift to particular areas of care, research or equipment, please give us a call so we can understand your wishes and intentions. As always, please consult your professional advisor for expert advice. We hope you feel confident in knowing how your gift can and will be used by Grand River Hospital and look forward to answering any questions that may arise.

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