It is the mission of the BGC Kawarthas Foundation (legal name Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation) to support the aims of BGC Kawarthas by acquiring the necessary financial resources to meet local youth service needs. The Foundation holds fundraising events and activities annually in order to keep program costs affordable for families, provide transportation, provide healthy meals and snacks and most importantly to guarantee that no child is denied access to Club programs due to financial barriers.

The economic downturn has been difficult for many people. This is especially true here at the BGC Kawarthas. In many cases, our parents are struggling to make ends meet. These families depend strongly on the Club to provide subsidized programs for their children. The sad truth is that parents would have to choose between activities for their children and expenses like food, rent and other living costs if we couldn’t offer these subsidies. Children need the after school, summer camp, sports, youth support and other Club programs even more in stressful times. The long term problems are significant should they be forced to stop attending because of finances.

Our Foundation has a variety of ways that you can support the ongoing work of the Club: general donations, targeted givingeventsmonthly giving, major donors program and planned giving.  Whatever way you choose to support, your donation ensures that we have the necessary resources to respond to this increased need. Your gift will ensure that children can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Please contact us to become a major donor or for more information on planned giving. For general, monthly and targeted giving please refer to here.

Contact us

For more information about the Foundation, please contact our team at (705)324-4493 or

Saying thank you to our donors is important to the BGC Kawarthas Foundation. The Foundations Donor Wall is located in the main entrance at Club and recognizes donors whose cumulative giving has reached or exceeded $2,000.

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