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Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Deep River and District Community Foundation would like to acknowledge that we reside and serve the Upper Ottawa Valley communities which are on the unceded territory of the Algonquin people or “Anishinaabe.”

On this sacred ancestral land, we open our hearts and minds to engage in and demonstrate leadership in reconciliation, learn about our shared past, listen to Indigenous truths, and pursue a new and more inclusive, collaborative and respectful path toward a better future for all who live, work and play on this land.

Your contribution is part of a lasting legacy

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The Deep River and District Community Foundation was established in 2002 to ensure a consistent source of funds for providing long-term benefits to the local community. To date, the DRDCF has given back over $635 Thousand to our community, and our Foundation’s assets have grown to over $1.5 Million.
Donated funds are invested long-term, and the earned income is disbursed annually. Grants are given in the broad areas of Social Services, Health, the Environment, Education, Arts and Culture, and Community Events and Facilities.  The foundation supports the Communities of Deep River, Laurentian Hills, Head, Clara, Maria and Rapides-des-Joachims.
Our nine-member volunteer board of directors meets regularly to manage the funds.
A Community Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit Public Foundation. It operates as a Registered Charity that distributes funds to other charities. over 200 Community Foundations across Canada manage over $6 billion in charitable endowment funds from individuals, families and organizations.  They have dispersed over $375 Million to support local communities.


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