2002-2020 the Foundation’s assets have grown to $1.4 Million
and has given back over $.5 Million to our community.

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.

Canada Healthy Community Initiatives Grants
Round 2 Open May 14, 2021
Closes June 25, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST.
Visit healthycommunitiesinitiative.ca


The Healthy Communities Initiative will provide funding to a broad range of organizations, including local governments, charities, Indigenous communities and nonprofits, for projects, programming and services that help communities : 

  • create safe and vibrant public spaces

  • improve mobility options

  • provide innovative digital solutions

The application portal will open for Round 2 on May 14, 2021, at 9:00 AM AST. Applications must be submitted by June 25, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST. Applicants who did not receive funding in round one may re-apply to round two but will not be guaranteed funding. Review committees will start meeting on July 23rd, 2021 and all applicants will receive results by September 16th, 2021, at the latest.

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.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

We can help you make a positive change in the community - Investing here and now - for the future of our families and our community