Trust us to make change happen. Give brilliantlyTM

We take the guesswork out of giving. Since 1999, individuals, agencies and corporate donors have chosen Burlington Foundation to connect their charitable gifts to 1,000’s of community members.

Whether it’s your 1st or 100th gift, our sole purpose is to help you give with confidence.

A widowed senior rediscovers laughter and friendship at a community centre. A child from a low-income family puts on a jersey and learns how awesome it is to be part of a team. A 15-year-old anticipates their future with newfound optimism. These are just some of the tangible and meaningful ways donors are leaving their mark on our community. 

As your partner in giving, we understand how important it is to know that a gift of any size can make a real difference. Each and every day, we collaborate with key leaders, agencies and other organizations to ensure that grants directly impact people’s lives. 

We invite you to make change happen with Burlington Foundation. There’s never been a better time to create a positive ripple effect in our community – today and in the years to come.

We’re here to help you Give brilliantlyTM

Here’s how we do it:

• We provide a bridge between donors and the charitable needs of the community.

• We advocate giving and encourage generosity.

• We create giving opportunities for donors.

• We invest and manage donations and grant a portion of the available earned income.

• We connect donors to vital charitable initiatives in health and social services, arts and culture, education, recreation and the environment.

Our grant making experts help people to give and build legacies while supporting donor wishes and addressing the highest priority needs in our community. Each grant truly makes a difference to our neighbours, friends, colleagues and their families, as Burlington Foundation continues to strengthen Burlington with impactful legacy giving.

We currently manage $12 million in assets, steward 97 charitable funds and we have distributed more than $5.2 million in grants in Burlington and the surrounding area since inception.

We do all this to advance the quality of life in Burlington so that it can be the very best in

Click to see our 2018 audited financial statements.

Click to see our 2017-18 Year in Review annual report.


Burlington Foundation is a proud member of:

Burlington Foundation is a proud member of Community Foundations of Canada, the national membership organization for over 191 community foundations across Canada which contribute time, leadership and financial support to local initiatives, helping people give back where their communities need it most. To find a Community Foundation near you click here. We are also a sector champion member of Imagine Canada, a national program to promote public and corporate giving, volunteering and support to the community.

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