Community Foundation Summer 2022 Newsletter

Community Foundation Summer 2022 Newsletter
June 28, 2022 Roxy Rae

As your local community foundation, we invest in communities throughout the region from Stratford to St. Marys and across Perth County. Grants are made annually from funds held to support local charities and community-based organizations vital to our region.

We hope you enjoy reading about what’s been happening over the past few months.

  • Appointment of the 2022-23 Board of Directors
  • Recognizing our 2022 Grant Recipients

If you have questions or feedback for our team, please do not hesitate to call us at 519-271-1503 or contact me directly at

Wishing you and your families health and happiness.

Heidi Culliton
Executive Director

2022-23 Board of Directors

We are pleased to introduce you to our 2022-23 Board of Directors appointed at our recent virtual Annual General Meeting.

Welcome to our newest Board members Kent Meston, Roy Norton, Rob Steinbach, and Paul West. Mae Brooks has been elected Board Chair, Marcel van Hulle, Vice Chair and Stacey Campbell Treasurer/Secretary.


  • Mae Brooks, Board Chair
  • Marcel van Hulle, Board Vice Chair
  • Stacey Campbell, Treasurer/Secretary
  • Doug MacDougald, Past Chair
  • Rick Culbert
  • Lisa McClelland
  • Kent Meston
  • Roy Norton
  • Lucille Roch
  • Rob Steinbach
  • Brent Shackleton
  • Paul West

Get to know our Board here.

2021 was another extraordinary year for endowment growth and grant-making. We facilitated 336K in community grants to 50 local community-based organizations and received over 2.7M in donations to new and existing funds and welcomed eight new funds. We experienced strong investment results reporting 11.45% with a 10-year rolling average of 7.3%

If you were able to join us for our virtual AGM, thank you. If you were not able to attend, you can access the Foundation’s Audited Financials Statements here.

Recognizing our 2022 Grant Recipients

We are thrilled to announce $482,098 in grants have been awarded in Stratford, St. Marys, and throughout Perth County to local charities and community initiatives providing vital services in our region. Recipients were selected through our 2022 Community Grants Program, Designated Funds, Scholarship Funds, and special project partnerships.

View 2022 Grant Recipients.

Welcome to our Newest Named Funds

  • Rotary Hospice Legacy Fund – a charitable organization fund established by the Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation to support the programs and services of the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth.
  • Donald Hicks and Clifford Hicks Remembrance Fund – to provide grants to the South Huron District High School to support school and community activities that aim to engage, inspire, and encourage innovative ideas to uphold the spirit of Remembrance Day and honour local men and women who served and sacrificed for Canada

We remain deeply grateful to be a partner in philanthropy to our region.

To see a full list of the named funds within the Foundation, or to donate to a named fund or regional fund, please visit our website.

A reminder to update your records to our new office location.

Mailing Address:
Stratford Perth Community Foundation
P.O. Box 224
Stratford ON N5A 6S9

Courier and Office Address:
Stratford Perth Community Foundation
Attn: Heidi Culliton
473 Douro Street
Stratford ON N5A 3S9
(shipping and receiving entrance)