Waterloo Region Community Foundation (WRCF) is a public foundation that collaborates with partners to create sustainable, equitable and thriving communities. We connect regionally and locally, working with three cities and four townships – to include the people and places across our region. WRCF is focused on Granting, Impact Investing and Convening to make measurable and sustainable impacts in Waterloo Region.
We make it easy for Fundholders to give and invest, and for charities to receive money. When you donate to WRCF, your gift is directed to a permanent endowment fund and invested to generate a social return, and a financial return in the form of income. Then, we work with you to distribute the income through grants to support a wide range of charitable causes within our community.
As a leading community-building organization we also work to amplify voices and issues of importance by convening conversations and sharing information, while approaching our work with an equity mindset. Visit www.wrcf.ca to learn more.
Community matters. Community building to impact people locally makes a big difference. WRCF partners with donors and Fundholders to provide grants and impact investments because we believe that we can help the organizations and individuals supporting people across Waterloo Region. And together – we ARE making a difference.
In 2021, WRCF provided grants of $5.2 Million to local charities and non-profits. WRCF has granted more than $67 Million to local charities and non-profits, and committed an additional $6 Million in impact investments.
WRCF has collected, pooled and invested over $133 Million for people and organizations looking to make a forever impact in our community. But it’s more than just the numbers. The impact will be seen year after year, through the lens of Waterloo Region’s not-for-profit sector as they address local priorities, working hard to serve people and meet their needs.
The bigger the impact – the more everyone thrives. Forever!