Community Foundation Grey Bruce encourages endowment building and facilitates philanthropic partnerships within all communities in Grey and Bruce, now and for future generations. Community Foundation Grey Bruce supports Grey Bruce residents through grants to community projects by nonprofit organizations and scholarships, bursaries or awards to students. Community Foundation Grey Bruce provides leadership in identifying community issues and convening discussion.
Grey Bruce is located in the South West Region of Ontario and is bordered by Lake Huron on the west by Georgian Bay on the north. The total population is 157,760 people, with 54% living in a rural setting, 46% living in urban centres, and the largest city being Owen Sound, with a population of 22,000. The area encompasses two first nations, Saugeen and Neyaashiinigmiing.
On average, less than 60% of Grey Bruce youth do not expect to find a job or live in the region after school. Finding adequate employment, particularly for a young person, is not easy in a rural community. Welcoming diversity in our communities and creating an environment of inclusion for more new Canadians, as they take up residence here, are issues on the horizon while we continue to build stronger relationships with our local First Nations.