Public Comments The Children's Foundation administers the Children's Foundation Grants which help children from low income families to access recreational programs.
Contact Information
Alternate Name CFGW ; Childrens Foundation of Guelph & Wellington ; CV19
Office Phone 519-826-9551
Fax 519-766-4870
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Primary Contact Brenda Walsh, Outreach and Volunteer Manager; Phone: 519-826-9551 ext 21; Email:
Primary Executive Emma Rogers, CEO; Phone: 519-826-9551 ext 24; Email:
Description (Site) Guelph-Downtown Area
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
87 Waterloo Ave
Guelph, ON N1H 3H6
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Intersection Glasgow St and Waterloo Ave
Physical Access Partially Accessible ; Parking - Accessible ; Entrance - Not Accessible ; Washroom - Not Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Organization that helps children to reach their full potential.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: Staff are working offsite until further notice. Services continue via telephone and e-mail. In response to the pandemic, The Children's Foundation is offering two temporary initiatives to assist families during this emergency
* Free to Grow at Home -- recreational kits for physical and creative play and learning at home
* Fresh Food for Kids -- partnerships with local organizations in Guelph, Wellington, and Dufferin to provide families, children and youth with nutritious food.
See COVID-19 Support for more information.

NOTE: Recommended safety protocols are being used when packaging and delivering all recreational kits and food supplies.

Assists low income families through four programs:
* Food and Friends - student nutrition programs
* Adopt-A-Family - holiday program
* Free to Grow - sports, cultural and recreational activities
* scholarship programs - post-secondary financial assistance
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Dufferin County ; Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Some programs require an application showing documented financial need. Call for information.
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Funding Fundraising ; Donations - corporate and private ; also through special event management, direct mail campaigns and proposals to other Foundations
Service Categories Holiday Adoption Programs ; Outreach Programs ~ Nutrition Issues ; Public Foundations ~ Children's Issues ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ; Student Financial Aid