Building a World Class Health System Where Care. Never. Stops.

Your Impact at Grand River Hospital Foundation

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 $16.4M to support Grand River Hospital.

You help Grand River 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

"I just want to say thank you...I was admitted to Grand River Hospital for surgery to remove my appendix. I was very well treated by all professionals, especially the nurses. They were incredibly considerate. I felt very welcome when I was in the hospital and I believe I had a good recovery because I was treated by such kind people. I just want to say thank you for all the good work you all do at this hospital! Thank you."
“I truly appreciate your support in allowing me to participate in training that will make me a better clinician, and able to support this community in a safer, more inclusive way. Being able to utilize the skills obtained allow me to improve the quality of service provided by my team, and GRH, to provide care to GRH patients and our community.”
“Thank you for helping me grow within my nursing field. It has been a lifelong dream to complete my degree.”
“Please extend my warmest thanks to the generous donors in the community whose GRH Foundation gift supports the ongoing professional development of our GRH workforce. It is a true demonstration of the appreciation our community has for the work we engage in.”
"We are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of connecting with people in ways that are meaningful to them. Offering a diversity of therapeutic approaches embraces and respects the diversity of patients that we work with...I am thrilled to see the expansion of [the music therapy program] across many areas of our hospital. Thanks for the support of our donors and the dedicated efforts of everyone involved."
“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”
"Heartfelt thanks and congratulations to the Foundation and the entire dedicated GR Hospital team for the important work you all do in helping provide such excellent, compassionate health care, even under the extremely exhausting and often dangerous conditions being caused by Covid-19 ever since it appeared here nearly 2 years ago. You all have our best wishes for the holiday season and 2022."
“I can not express my gratitude enough for the opportunity to further my education, to serve the community better at the hospital, and provide a higher level of care, without your support and donations.”
“Thank you to all community donors for the opportunity for me to apply for this program. It truly assists me in obtaining my goal to become a registered nurse as well as becoming a nurse educator in the future”
“Due to the generosity of donors like you, I have the chance to work part time, raise a family and upgrade my nursing degree! Thank you so much for making this possible!”

Thank you.

When you support Grand River Hospital, you make world class possible for patients, families, hospital staff and our community.

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Impact Updates and Reporting

Areas of Care

To make it easy for you to ensure that your support of the Hospital reflects your experiences and priorities, we have defined eight distinct Areas of Care that encompass the health services we offer.

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Annual Returns

Grand River Hospital Foundations' CRA T3010: Registered Charity Information Return

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