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Giving Back over $635,000

to our community and

the Foundation’s assets have grown

to over $1.5 Million 

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Meet our Board

Welcome to the first of our new series, "Meet the Team". First up is our wonderful chairperson, Dianne Lemire!

  • In 2018 Dianne joined the Deep River and District Community Foundation and joined the Publicity and Grant Committees. In 2020, she became the Chair of the Foundation and the Executive Committee.

  • In 2015, Dianne retired, after a 33-year career, joining the Bank of Canada in 1982 and AECL/CNL in 1988.

  • Dianne used her technical skills to help a number of local organizations host, develop and maintain their websites and Facebook pages, such as Deep River and Area Minor Soccer, NRFS, Churches, Deep River Public Library, Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Contest, as well as the School House Museum. She was also Registrar for the Deep River Area Minor Soccer for a number of years and joined the board of the RBWM Historical Society and School House Museum in 2012.

Community Services Recovery Fund Grant 

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The Community Services Recovery Fund is open

to Community Service Organizations for applications

January 6, 2023 - February 21, 2023.

To find out more, visit

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2022 Fall Grants Awarded

The Deep River and District Community Foundation is pleased to announce Fall Grants Awarded: 

  • Deep River & District Hospital Foundation - Long Term Care Development Project Open House $950.00

  • Deep River Choral Group (Deep River Community Association) - Grand Piano Maintenance $1,000

  • Valley Mental Health - C.R.E.A.T.E. Connection $1,000

  • North Renfrew Family Services - Emergency Dental Health Case $7,500

  • Deep River Community Church (Senior Friendship Club) - Culture & Social $800

  • Renfrew Pflag Canada - Monthly Social $2,500

  • Deep River Public Library - Program Room Improvements $1,128

  • North Renfrew Family Services - Local Demands $4,000

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2002-2022 Celebrating our History
Learn more about the Deep River and District Community Foundations History...the people, the funds, the grants, the achievements...

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Spring Grant Announcements

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2022 AGM

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the DRDCF as a Board or Committee member or have any questions, please contact
Learn more at
Our Board and Committees and Governance

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2002-2022 Celebrating our History
Learn more about the Deep River and District Community Foundations History...the people, the funds, the grants, the achievements...

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.


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