London Community Foundation

Community Benefit


For over 65 years, London Community Foundation has been dedicated to improving communities across London and Middlesex County through collaboration, strategic leadership, and innovative solutions to charitable giving. By creating your own endowment fund at LCF, your gift will be invested in perpetuity – allowing your legacy to live on forever, supporting the charities and causes that are important to you, year after year.

Our Foundation is known for its fiscally responsible, low-cost philanthropy, personalized service, in-depth community knowledge, and customized fund options – all in support of making London and Middlesex County a stronger and more vibrant place for everyone.

Our Impact

In 2021, LCF and our fundholders granted over $4.7 million to 265 charities. Our Community Vitality Grant program, funded by donors who entrust their fund’s granting to LCF, distributes up to $1 million every year to organizations and projects in the area that represent true partnerships, demonstrate commitment to collaboration, and seek to improve the quality of life for citizens of London and Middlesex County.

In tandem with our granting, LCF’s Vital Signs report seeks to create awareness of the area’s most pressing issues and allows us to connect philanthropy with our community’s needs, bolstering our decision-making with both quantitative and qualitative data.

LCF has also leveraged investment opportunities to make an impact on the community. Our Social Impact Fund currently has $16.7 million in outstanding loans invested in both affordable housing projects (we’ve supported the creation of 400+ affordable housing units across Southwestern Ontario to date) and social enterprises who prioritize doing good while maintaining financial sustainability.

When all is said and done, through the generous support of our donors, LCF invested $21.4 million into the community in 2021 through initiatives, grants, and social impact loans combined.

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Legal Name

London Community Foundation

Charity Number

107641953 RR 0001

How your gift will be used

Wayne MacDonald is a giving guy. He’s always been that way and still wants to be that way when he’s gone. Wayne set up a Donor-Advised Fund with LCF in 2021, and recently took the decision to take his giving one step further by making a bequest to LCF in his will, maximizing the legacy he’ll be leaving.

“To me, London Community Foundation is my mentor. They’re going to show me, they’re going to guide me. I can concentrate on my fund and they’re looking after all the essentials I couldn’t do if I was trying to start up my own foundation. Why build the wheel when it’s already been built!”

Whether it’s a gift in will, a gift of insurance, or another planned gift – your gift will be invested in perpetuity and the earnings will be used to drive community change forever by supporting the causes that matter most to you. Our funds are multi-generational, ensuring your philanthropy lives on through your family, year after year, and our flexible approach means that we can assist you with your short- and long-term giving goals.

Have questions? Contact:

Diane Silva
Director, Philanthropy
London Community Foundation
519 667-1600 ext. 207

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