It will take all of us.
London is facing one of the most dire crises in our community’s history. That’s not hyperbole or spin. That’s the truth.
Too many Londoners are suffering and dying on our streets because of the impacts associated with homelessness. But we can enable system transformation, together, when we give generously to London’s new Health & Homelessness Fund for Change.
Seeded by the most historic gift to homelessness in London’s history – a $25 million dollar donation from a generous anonymous donor family – now is the time to give and be part of a generational legacy for our community.
The Health & Homelessness Fund for Change is administered by London Community Foundation.
A Whole of Community Response Needs Whole of Community Generosity
The Health + Homeless Whole of Community System Response
The Health & Homeless Whole of Community System Response is a system transformation process created by nearly 70 local organizations across sectors – community health and social services, institutional healthcare, education, emergency services, business and economic development, land and housing development and multiple levels of government – who know, like you do, that this crisis cannot be solved by any one agency or any one sector alone.
And they need your help.
The transformative system design has now been shared with the community and will be considered by London City Council, based on the collective input of more than 200 individuals representing over 70 local organizations.
$5 Million Matching Fund
When you give now, every one of your dollars becomes two via an additional $5 million matching fund powered by the generous anonymous donor family that is making this movement possible.
For so many reasons, there has never been a more important time to get involved.
This isn’t a challenge – this is a calling.
It speaks to who we are as human beings, and what we hope to become as a community. Londoners all across our city are ready to meet the moment.
System Change Cannot Happen Without You.
With system governance and implementation beginning in March 2023, there has never been a more important time to give.
Be a part of this moment in London’s history
Donations will go directly to building this transformative solution for our community, to changing the lives of hundreds of marginalized Londoners, and addressing the impacts of this crisis that are felt by so many people – from the agencies who have been in this fight for decades to the businesses and organizations who have put up their hands to contribute to strengthening our community’s collective social and economic health.
Plus, you’ll send a message directly to other levels of government that London leaders are stepping up and it’s time for them to join us in the most important fight we’ve ever faced.
Show them you believe that housing is a human right.
Join The Mailing List
The process to set up this fund has necessarily moved quickly because of the dire urgency of the crisis we are facing as a community. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be sharing more details and launching a community-wide campaign to support this movement.
Join the mailing list to stay up-to-date on our progress and how you can get involved.
About the fund.
The Health & Homelessness Fund for Change is administered by London Community Foundation, powered by the generosity of London’s business and community leaders and enabled by an historic gift by a London family who wishes to remain anonymous but whom has pledged $25 million to seed the fund, with an additional $5 million in matching dollars to encourage others to join this legacy fight.
Learn more by contacting our lead volunteer, Marcus Plowright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To discuss the details of your major gift, contact Diane Silva at email@example.com.
The Heath + Homelessness Fund for Change is committed to working towards reconciliation and to supporting the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It is in this spirit that we acknowledge that the community we call London and Middlesex County is situated on the traditional Indigenous territory of the Anishinaabe, Attawandaron, Haudenosaunee and the Lenape peoples. For countless centuries Indigenous peoples have been stewards of these lands, sharing the natural resources and only harvesting what was needed for their sustenance.
We are grateful for this land, though we must recognize that it was stolen from the Indigenous peoples who originally lived on it. We also recognize the historical and ongoing injustice often faced by Indigenous peoples and communities, both within London and across Canada. This process of recognition and action is constant and with that, we are committed to the ongoing crucial steps of consideration, education, re-education, and work that are required to reconcile and create a more equitable and just community.