Celebrating 20  Years of Giving Back to our community

2002-2021 the Foundation’s assets have grown to over $1.6 Million and

has given back over $565,000 to our community

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If you are interested in becoming more involved with the DRDCF as a Board or Committee member or have any questions, please contact info@drdcf.ca
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Founded in 2002, Deep River and District Community Foundation has been working hard with the help of our members and volunteers to provide funds to charities in our area. Our work is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services, and we strive to inspire and improve the lives of those in our community.

Get in touch to learn how you can make a difference at our Charitable Foundation. info@drdcf.ca

  2021 Grants  

DRDCF Grants over $52K of funding to support our local area in 2021  .... For more information

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DRDCF Grant to Town of Deep River and DRYTC

DRDCF Outstanding Volunteer Award Breakfast December 1st, 2021
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Bill Kupferschmit Vice-Chair DRDCF, Alex Frew, Kathy Amunds, Leo Buckley, Gladys Geiger, Ross Judd, Barbara Stephens (for Michael Stephens), Dianne Lemire Chair, DRDCF
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2021 DRD Outstanding Volunteer Award 

Congratulations to our winners are:


  • Leo Buckley:  For contributions to the Deep River & District Hospital Foundation (DRDHF) as a Director and more recently as its Chair.

  • Alex Frew:  For 40+ years of contributions to the Deep River Yacht & Tennis Club (DRYTC), many of them as Vice-Commodore.

  • Gladys Geiger:  For dedicated services to the W.B. Lewis Public Library since the late 1970s.

  • Ross Judd:  For contributions to the DRDH as a Board member and Vice-Chair, but particularly as the driving force in establishing Weesoe Community Communication Technologies (WCCT).

  • Kathy Amunds:  For almost 50 years of community service through her participation in many clubs and organizations in Deep River.

  • Michael Stephens: For extensive contributions to numerous organizations over many years.


For more information see Awards 

Every dollar donated counts towards the continued well-being of our community. 
Your contribution is part of that lasting legacy.

Who receives grants?
We support the registered charities in our area, to allow them to do the work that is needed in the community

How does it work?

Very simply.  Donations made to the Foundation are invested in a professionally managed portfolio of fixed income and equities.  Then, the yearly earnings from these investments are returned to our community in the form of grants to qualifying recipients every year.  Almost all the capital from donations remains invested in perpetuity to keep generating earnings.

Why Donate?

To make a difference and give back to the community by enhancing the quality of life for people who live in the Deep River, Laurentian Hills, Head, Clara and Maria, and Rapides des Joachim area.

Who Donates?

People who care about our community: individuals, families, current and former residents, and organizations

Who volunteers? 

Interested in joining the cause? See what you can do to make a difference in your community.