building community through investments, leadership, and philanthropy




group handsPhilanthropy Forum
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – Deer Creek

Now in it’s fifth year, Philanthropy Forum is a great way to connect with other charities and nonprofits in our region. Our Committee is working on providing you with a great group of presenters and panelists to provide you with a full day of learning.

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DCF Walk for YOUR Cause
Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Deer Creek

walk for your charityDurham Community Foundation (DCF) is pleased to set up an annual walk and luncheon, so that you can raise for YOUR Charity or YOUR Nonprofit, or help a local business raise funds for their favourite charity. Each participant pays $25 which includes lunch. Securing pledges, and commitment forms are the responsibility of each participating charity, non-profit and/or local business.  We are grateful for the support of Deer Creek and the Town of Ajax in making this walk possible.

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free hugsRandom Act of Kindness Day®
Friday, November 3, 2017 – Region of Durham

A national initiative led by Community Foundations across Canada, and championed locally by Durham Community Foundation, Random Act of Kindness Day® is an opportunity to do something kind for someone else, to appreciate fellow citizens and for community building – it’s NOT about fundraising or giving money – just a day to celebrate kindness. Simple acts of kindness are endless; buy someone a coffee, congratulate someone on a job well done, or spend time with your neighbour.

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Giving TuesdayGiving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

GivingTuesday is the official kick off to the Canadian giving season. Celebrate, learn about, and support local organizations that work on causes close to your heart. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering your time, or helping your neighbour, GivingTuesday is a national movement for everyone who wants to pay it forward.


Community BreakfastCommunity Breakfast 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – Deer Creek

On Tuesday December 7, 2017, Durham Community Foundation will profile charities that received grants in 2016 and announce charities receiving funding this year. We’ll also be connecting our donors, supporters and community leaders with these charities at a community breakfast. This is an invitation only event.

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