London Community Foundation believes in a strong and sustainable future for all. Through strategic investing that drives innovative community initiatives, LCF is proud to provide personalized philanthropy that is dedicated to improving communities and creating a brighter future for London and Middlesex County.
By establishing an endowment fund with LCF, your gift is invested in perpetuity, allowing your legacy to live on forever, supporting the charities that are important to you, year after year. Take advantage of LCF’s in-depth community knowledge and expertise, and learn how the power of endowment can create sustainable change in your community.
In 2022, LCF and our fund holders granted $4.5 million to 273 charities, and invested over $4.3 million in Social Impact Investing. In the past 10 years, LCF has granted a cumulative total of over $36.2 million into the community.
LCF is one of the few community foundations in the country to have a third of its endowed assets as unrestricted, which represents the Community Fund. This pool of unrestricted assets allows us to deploy funds where they are needed most as well as repurpose the capital for social impact investing in local housing and social enterprises, yielding the Foundation an annual return of almost 4%.
Our Community Vitality Grant program, funded by the Community Fund distributes up to $1 million every year to charitable programs that deliver innovative, strategic, and high-impact programs. LCF has also leveraged investment opportunities to make an impact on the community.