At the Elgin St. Thomas Community Foundation everything we do is designed to help build more vibrant, healthy and resilient communities across Elgin County


With the partnership of caring local people, we invest in community based solutions that create meaningful and lasting impacts.


Communities are complex.

That is why every year we fund student scholarships and dozens of innovative projects – with grants large and small – in areas such as arts and culture, education, children and youth, environment, recreation, animal welfare, community health and social services.

We do this primarily by building and managing endowed funds that are invested into perpetuity and granting a portion of the income on those investments to local charities. There are a wide range of services and Fund Designations that allow the flexibility to design an endowment fund that captures your unique vision,…..or donors can simply contribute to any existing Fund. To learn more about this, visit the DONORS section.

We are a member in good standing of Community Foundations of Canada and part of one of the fastest growing charitable movements building community vitality with 191 members.


READ our 2015 Annual Report here!

READ our 2015 Annual Report here!


Grant Stories

We are pleased to announce our 2016 Scholarship Awards!

SIX Donor Funds have awarded 8 scholarships to students across Elgin County! Congratulations All!

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Donor Stories

A chance lunch date introduced Jean to Port Stanley where she purchased a home on the shore of her beloved Lake Erie.

Jean was a woman ahead of her time.

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Leadership Initiatives

TWO new granting opportunities!

Our Vital Projects Fund launch in collaboration with the Community Fund for Canada's 150th will double our impact in Elgin County as we celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial!

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