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The Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region is committed to supporting social justice initiatives consistent with Catholic values, with a focus on the Region’s Catholic schools, parishes, Catholic organizations and community partnerships.

Our Goals &

Promise to You

  1. 1.

    Generate & Invest

    Continue to generate and invest new revenues to both build the current principal funds and to support annual distribution of available proceeds.

  2. 2.

    Continue to Cooperate

    Continue to cooperate with other not-for-profit community organizations, governments and the business community. Manage and act as a conduit for 3rd party grants distributed within the Catholic community.

  3. 3.

    Manage Funds

    Continue to manage funds for the Catholic education community stakeholders. Services include investment, distribution and charitable receipting.

  4. 4.

    Initiate Partnerships

    Initiate partnership opportunities related to specific initiatives to benefit the Catholic community and the community-at-large.

  5. 5.

    Bring Entities Together

    Continue to function as a central influencer to bring together the various entities within the Waterloo Region Catholic community (and the Diocese).

The CCFOWR values community and has a responsibility to offer a "hand up", empowering the life journey of the marginalized and vulnerable within the Region of Waterloo, with a focus on youth. We believe in inclusion and equity and alignment with the 7 Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. We are committed to cooperating and collaborating with community partners in all sectors to support and evolve common goals.

History &

Our Story

The Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation Inc.(WRCSF), established in 1994,  and the Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region. (CCFOWR), established in 1978, engaged in a friendly merger. This cooperation, supported by Bishop Crosby, Diocese of Hamilton, was formalized by the new combined board of directors in June 2020, and approved with the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services in September 2020. The new organization is based on an amended version of the original Letters Patent of the WRCSF and the new organization adopted the name of the Catholic Community Foundation Of Waterloo Region Inc. All legal and financial due diligence of the merger was facilitated through Sorbara Law and 3rd party accounting service providers. The new foundation is fortunate to benefit from a renewed commitment from the Waterloo Catholic District School Board to support administrative functions including an administrative assistant/financial clerk and facility use.

The new Foundation will build on the traditional good works and service offerings of the previous organizations, while adapting to address the ongoing changes and needs in our Catholic community.

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Our 2024

Grants Plan

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