Sudbury Community Foundation

WE ARE a unique organization because donors’ gifts can be placed into permanent endowments.


These gifts are carefully invested and the earnings returned to the community, year after year. Because the principal is never spent, over time much more than the value of the endowments are returned to local charities. This is a sensible and distinctive way to ensure sustainability in Greater Sudbury.  And, it is truly an effective way to support our community.

Sudbury Community Foundation helps make your charitable giving effective and easy.  We know our community and our local charities. We understand their challenges and the pressing needs they face. The Foundation can work effectively with you and your financial planner to incorporate charitable giving into your estate plans in a way that maximizes its value.


Sudbury Community Foundation was established in 1996 with the support of then Regional Chair, Tom Davies. An initial gift of $60,000 from the Regional Municipality of Sudbury established the Sudbury Regional Tree Fund. With that gift, the Foundation’s Board began the task to raise a substantial endowment fund for the community.  Today, our Fund is close to $4 Million and continues to grow. Most importantly, the Foundation has distributed over one million in grants since these humble beginnings.


Your community foundation continues to be led by passionate volunteers and staff with the vision and skills to inspire philanthropy that benefits our community, now and forever.