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.
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.