Building a World Class Health System Where Care Never Stops

Your impact at Grand River Hospital

At Grand River Hospital Foundation, we dedicate ourselves to our great community by working in partnership with people from all walks of life to make every health care experience exceptional. The continued dedication of our donors, supporters and the community at large helps our community stay healthy and provides access to quality health care right here in the places where we work and live. Together, we're investing in a world class health care system: the kind that transforms health care delivery, provides an exceptional experience for all, and works collaboratively to improve the health of our community. The kind where care never stops.

Our main objective is to raise money to support the programs and equipment needs of Grand River Hospital as we transform health care here in Kitchener-Waterloo. Base funding provided by the provincial government covers the costs of supplies, staff and day-to-day operations, but hospitals, and the supporters who donate to and fundraise for them, are solely responsible for funding all new and replacement equipment, along with any programs that are not funded by the government. Last year, you generously raised $12.2M to support Grand River Hospital.

You help the hospital...

Provide world class care that addresses the unique and specialized needs of each patient

Acquire new and replacement equipment so hospital staff can provide the best possible screening, treatment and patient experience

Seed new initiatives to give patients access to the most innovative treatments and programs

Educate health care workers by providing ongoing training opportunities to upgrade their skill sets and ensure they're well-versed in the latest clinical and technological advancements

Conduct important research so we can continue to advance treatment and care for years to come

Your Impact at Grand River Hospital

When you support Grand River Hospital, you make it possible to fund the equipment and programs we need to keep our community healthy as we strive toward our vision of a world class health system supporting healthier lives. You make it possible to offer more diagnositic and treatment services right here in Kitchener-Waterloo, helping our community more easily access the care they need whenever they may need it. The following are items and programs that were funded by donors and supporters just like you:

“Thank you for your contributions to my learning and development! I am well on my way to obtaining my CPA designation and your contributions have helped ease the financial burden on myself and my family!”
"I very much appreciate the opportunity to further my professional development through the LDF. Thank you."
"My sincere thanks for helping me to further/continue my education and continue to work towards being able to offer the best care possible to all patients".
“Thank you for your generous donations! These donations provide wonderful opportunities for us to increase our knowledge to be able to give back to the community. ”
"Thank you so much for these donations that allowed me to take the Perinatal Intensive Care certificate. This program has expanded my knowledge and skills when it comes to providing safe, educated care for our neonatal population. I am quite passionate about developing my knowledge around neonates and appreciate the opportunity to grow and learn through education."
"These courses allow me to work as a fully registered mammography technologist, a specialty of x-ray, so thank you!"
"Thank you for the ongoing support in the advancement of my nursing education and career. I started furthering my education two years ago, and each year I am thankful to have some financial support to help lessen the financial burden to myself and to my family. I do hope this funding will continue so others too can have the same opportunity as I did".
“Thank you so much for giving me the oppourtnity to expand my studies to be able to complete my Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. With this donation I will be able to use the money to cover my tuition and books for the semester."
“Thank you so incredibly much! It is a privilege to be able to have access to education. I am very grateful. With your help, I am a little closer to my goal of furthering my nursing education so that I may be able to offer an even stronger level of care to our community!”
“Thank you so much for supporting education for healthcare professionals. You are directly impacting patient care at Grand River Hospital by allowing staff to develop advanced knowledge and skills.”

Impact Updates

Financial Statements

Donor Impact Report

When you come together in support of Grand River Hospital Foundation, you are coming together for more than just our hospital. You are coming together for every person—every friend, parent, sibling, grandparent and neighbour—in our community. You are coming together to create the future of health care right here for all of us.

Read the 2021-2022 Donor Impact Report