About Us

Good Foundation Inc. is a small private Canadian foundation, started in 1974 by the late Milton and Verna Good  It distributes funds to charitable organizations in the communities of which family members are a part.



The roots of the Foundation are in the Waterloo Region and the family now resides there and in London, Ontario, Canada.   Requests from these areas have an inside track. Foundation Members outside these two centres (Victoria, B.C., for example) largely self identify opportunities.  However, “communities” can be more then geographically based entities and members have pursued both provincially and nationally areas of specific interest.


What We Support

Our original mandate is quite broad in its direction to support and enrich the communities in which the Foundation’s members are involved. In its early years, it tried to spread its grants evenly over the categories of arts and culture, health, social services, research and publication, and education.  More recently demands have been such that we have narrowed our focus primarily to arts and culture with more or less token grants outside these areas.   Worthy requests from the health care sector in particular became quite overwhelming, and for well over a decade we have not considered annual and on-going appeals from disease and condition-specific organizations.  The Foundation is quite public about its distributions and our full granting history is available on our “Grants Made” page here.  Reviewing our more recent grants is probably the best way to get a sense of what we support, keeping in mind that those grants seemingly outside our general parameters are best explained by specific member interest or connection.


Can I apply for a grant?

Yes, you can make a request to be considered if you have a project related to our core area and interests. It is possible by e-mail, to bring a project to the attention of Foundation members, particularly if your organization is based in the London or Waterloo regions of Ontario.   Click on “Granting Procedure” in the side bar for these details.

Please Note: Before bringing any project to the attention of the Foundation, please check that you are a “Qualified Donee ” (Click Here).  We have no ability to award funds outside of these government regulations.


Grant Types

Our primary focus is on one-time grants to support charitable organizations for particular projects, special opportunities, or non-recurring situations.  Ideally, these can be covered by single payments in a given year—our “regular grants.”

A second level of grant is an extension of the above, but happens where the project is spread over a longer time or is too large for our annual budget.   In these cases the payments are annualized—our “multi-year grants.”

A third type of grant was recently attempted—a “repeating grant” — for lack of a better term.  It was intended to allow organizations to budget a little further into the future, but it came with certain conditions such as an annual updated report, and the need to continue  providing the services promised under the original grant.  While it worked with one or two organization, it led to misunderstanding with two or three others.  As of 2018-19 all “repeating grants” are revoked and no more will made. Its goals can be achieved with less confusion through the multi-year category.

A final type of grant is a “special grant.” These grants occur outside our request framework, may occur at any time, and are often the result of a directed donation to the Foundation or a financial windfall for the Foundation. They may or may not be included as a part of our regular donation budget. “Special grants” are entirely at the initiation and discretion of the Foundation’s Directors.



Preferred Means of Communication

The Foundation communicates through e-mail, and supplementary documentation can be submitted with attached files, preferably pdf files which are easy to forward to members.  Regular mail submissions are awkward for us because all material has to be reprocessed digitally for  distribution.  Regular mail submissions with no attached digital addresses will usually be ignored. 



James Milton Good

John R. Good

Eva M. Good

Thomas M. Good

James Martin Good

Vera M. Good

Anita M. Lahey

Verna I. Good ( . . . to 1976)

Eleanor High Good ( . . . to 2001)

Milton R. Good ( . . . to 2008)

Margaret B. Good ( . . to 2015)


President: James Milton Good

Vice-President: John R. Good

Secretary/ Treasurer: Eva M. Good

Director: Thomas M. Good

Director: James Martin Good

Director: Anita M. Lahey


The Foundation has no professional staff and operates through the voluntary efforts of family members.



Grants For 2018-19

March 3rd 2018:

The 2018 Grant Meeting was held on February 24th in Victoria BC.   Out of the over 50 requests (reduced from over 70 by the elimination of some that were not very relevant to our focus), the Directors approved 28 new grants.  These grants are now listed on our Grants Made for 2018 page.   As far as we are aware, all organizations sending in requests have been contacted directly about the outcomes–okay, maybe not some of the foreign language ones we could not read!  If you were expecting to hear from us and have not, get in touch.

The Foundation is accepting no more requests for the foreseeable future– i.e.at least the remainder of our fiscal 2018-19 and also the following year, 2019-2020. The Foundation will focus on paying off existing multi-year commitments, and will self-identify projects for remaining funds.




Grants For 2017-18

January 11, 2018:

The granting period has now ended for 2017-18.  We made a total of 42 grants (including payments on previous grants) for a total disbursement of $397,800. (See “Grants Made 2017”).  We have now received receipts from all grantees and have able to close the books on 2017-18. This important to us because we now start on the new year–see above.

Grant Types Identified

April 4, 2015

A new item on the “About Us” page has been added called “Grant Types.”  It is an attempt to clarify what our practice is and has been for awhile.  I would add a link here except that this website template does not support internal links.



New “Good Foundation Theatre” Now in Downtown London

Fanshawe College Foundation on March 21st, 2014, has issued a press release regarding a grant from Good Foundation Inc. for $500,000 towards its “Centre for Digital and Performance Arts” in downtown London.  The theatre in this complex will be known as the “Good Foundation Theatre.”  Fanshawe News release-CDPA grand opening.pdf.

This year’s Fanshawe College Theatre Arts Graduating Class has presented the first major production in the Good Foundation Theatre, and the link here is to The London Free Press listing of this event.     The London Community News covered the building’s opening.   The following is another link to announcement coverage.


[This website is always in progress and the links keep being revised.]

Granting Procedure

Preferred Means of Communication

The Foundation communicates through e-mail, and supplementary documentation can be submitted with attached files, preferably pdf files which are easy to forward to members.  Regular mail submissions are awkward for us because all material has to be reprocessed digitally for  distribution.  Also, mail simply accumulates in absences from London.  Regular mail submissions with no attached digital addresses will usually be ignored. 


For the past few years, in order to keep the workload manageable without any professional staff, the Foundation begins in January to assemble items for possible Board consideration and starts to make its decisions based on materials circulated electronically to members.  This process continues until the funds available for the year are gone.  Cheques for grants made can start being issued after April 1st, the beginning of our fiscal year.  Submissions in January and February increased significantly in 2016 with the result that March 1st was the effective cutoff date for new requests.  In 2017, the late February meeting was all we needed to assign funds. The meeting for 2018 is now scheduled for the weekend of February 17th and 18th.  This makes the effective closing date for 2018 requests about February 15th.  It is unlikely undesignated funds will be available after that.

  • All grants are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors which will consider any request related to its core areas and interests, or projects sponsored by members of the Foundation.
  • Grants are given to organizations and causes in which members have some interest and involvement.  A member can declare an interest in a cause or organization and that organization will be invited to outline its project and supply the necessary documentation for an application to be presented to the Directors.
  • If your project relates to our core geographical areas and the interests of the Foundation, it will be considered by the Board.  If it is outside those areas, it must be sponsored by a Board Member. If in doubt, e-mail the Foundation with a brief description of the project.


If you have a project or cause you think might fit with the Foundation’s mission and the recent focuses and interests  of its members, you may contact us through our e-mail (good_foundation@rogers.com) and explain, either in the e-mail or in an attachment (preferably a pdf file), why this project might be a fit.  If it does meet our general criteria, the information will be circulated to members. You may be asked for more information.  We get many more worthy and reasonable requests than we accommodate.

To see the kinds of information the Foundation uses, click on “Application Requirements” on the side bar.

The Foundation must file annually with the CRA, a filing which includes receipts (with the appropriate charitable number) for all donations it has made during the past year.  The CRA will also accept from us receipts from regional municipalities as listed on the CRA website.  We will not consider further requests from any organization that has failed to provide us with a proper followup and timely receipt for a received grant.


Requests for consideration will not be accepted from the following organizations because proper followup was not provided for past grants:

  • Get Active Now (Waterloo Region) #371
  • London & Area Food Bank (London) #401
  • Theatre & Company (Kitchener) #471

If you think your organization should not be on this list, please get in touch.


Need to Know

This page is rather boring, but going through it carefully can save you and us time and effort.  If you are considering making a request to Good Foundation Inc. (GFI) you should be aware of the following:
  • GFI can grant only to organizations who can issue charitable receipts acceptable to the Canada Revenue Agency, although these are not necessarily identical to tax receipts given to individual donors.  Receipts from other government agencies may also be acceptable. Individuals must be sponsored by or work through such organizations or agencies so that proper receipts can be issued. (For CRA definition, click here.)
  •  Organizations that have not provided proper followup for past grants will not be considered. The problem occurs mainly with respect to receipts for grants. We do expect a receipt within no more than 90 days because our activities are confined to the early part of our fiscal year. (For a list of ineligible organizations so the bottom of the “Granting Procedure” page.)
  •  GFI’s focus is highly regional. Chances of interesting members in local projects outside of the London and Waterloo regions in Ontario are slim. There is a family connection to Victoria, BC, but grants there are usually self identified by members. Provincial, national, and international grants are possible, but have been done mainly through organizations which have a regional presence, or in cases where members have a direct connection to the organization or project.
  •  Support for one-time events or projects is more likely than requests for on-going operating funding leading to annual requests. We do recognize that some worthwhile endeavours require only annual operating funds and we will sometimes consider one-time multi-year requests.  In practice, we have now set up some “Repeating Grants” subject to only periodic review, but these are at the discretion of the Directors and are based on existing historical patterns.  “Special Grants” can also occur, usually based on directed donations to the Foundation (flow-through grants) or financial windfalls–i.e. high returns in a given year.
  •  GFI does not support disease or condition specific medical organizations, worthy as they may be.
  •  Conventions, conferences, seminars and deficits are not normally supported.
  •  GFI does not normally contribute to endowment funds unless the fund has been initiated by the Foundation or its members or it is in support of a project we have funded.
  •  Although the charter of the Foundation speaks of grants for “charitable, religious, and educations purposes,” in practice, the Foundation records its grants under the following categories: Arts; Education; Health; Heritage; and Social Services. For various reasons, our focus is now more on Arts, Culture, and Heritage.  NB: The Foundation has never granted funds for specifically religious purposes, although in many instances religious organizations have proved the best vehicles for furthering social, heritage, or artistic projects.
  • We regularly receive requests from art therapy programs given our focus on the arts. While we applaud the work these programs do and the health and social organizations that sponsor them, our preference, given our limited funds, is to support directly arts organizations.
  • GFI has made grants from $200 to $500,000 but requests at either end of that spectrum are neither practical (low end) nor realistic (high end).  Particularly at the upper end, the  grants were dictated by very special circumstances.  Check carefully the “Grants Made”  recent sections for a sense of what the Foundation is currently doing.
  •  E-Mail is the best means of contact since regular mail sometimes accumulates at the London address when nobody is home.  All items circulated are through digital means, so it is easiest when they arrive that way. . The Foundation’s London answering machine goes unchecked when the family is not in residence.
  •  GFI’s fiscal year is April 1 to March 31; it is significant because funds become available on April 1 and are assigned and distributed until disbursement quotas are reached. NB:  We have now finished our granting for 2017-18. 
  • GFI would be defined as a “small” (under $10,000,000) private foundation. It currently distributes  a little over $300,000 a year, far less that the opportunities it recognizes and the requests it receives.

Application Requirements

This material is required for a full application, not for a preliminary request. You do not need to provide detailed information–nor will it be distributed to Members–unless you have been invited to submit a full application.

The intent of this two-step process is to cut down on the work for your organization and ours.

If you are a first-time applicant, then these areas should be covered. If you have received previous grants and the Foundation is familiar with your operations you can take shortcuts–e.g. neither Western University nor Conrad Grebel University College need submit full audited financial statements or Board names.  The financial arrangements for the particular project should still be clear.


Full Application Materials

  • a brief description of the organization’s history and objectives, although this can be minimized for organizations known to us
  • the purpose of the grant and the aims of the project
  • a financial budget for the project showing expected sources of funds and items of expense
  • a copy of the organization’s most recent financial statements, audited where possible
  • the membership of the Board of Directors and a list of officers
Most convenient for us is electronic submission through files attached to our e-mail: good_foundation@rogers.com. In fact, technically we accept only electronic submissions and only rarely respond through regular mail. We appreciate pdf files (Adobe) wherever possible since is that is how our members share material, but we can convert other files to that format if necessary.

Grants Made



Since its 1974 beginnings and with its 45th fiscal year distributions almost completed, the Foundation has made 677 grants amounting to $6,192,9222.

Our fiscal year is April 1st to March 31st and most grants are awarded by the start of the fiscal year. Thus, “2018 Grants,” for example, lists grants for the 2018-19 fiscal year, but all regular grants have in fact been assigned early in 2018 with payments starting April 1st.

2018 Grants

  • K-W Symphony [$10,000]
  • DaCapo Chamber Choir -Waterloo [$5,000]
  • Coastal Discovery Centre, Main-à-Dieu, NS [pending, not finalized $25,000]
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada [$1,500]
  • Fanshawe College -“Good Foundation Theatre” [5/10, $50,000]
  • Pacific Opera Victoria [1/3 $20,000]
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music [$5,000]
  • The New Quarterly – Waterloo [$7,750]
  • Erb Street Cemetery – Waterloo [$5,000]
  • Museum London – Centre at the Forks [3/4 $25,000]
  • Stratford Summer Music [$2,500]
  • Waterloo Public Library [$24,000]
  • Brassroots  – London [$5,000]
  • Museum London – Art Song [$5,000]
  • Victoria Philharmonic Choir [$2,500]
  • London Symphonia [$15,000]
  • Unity Project – London [$5,000]
  • Clay & Glass Gallery – Waterloo [1/2 $12,500]
  • Home County Folk League [$1,000]
  • Blyth Theatre [$3,500]
  • KWAG – [$10,000]
  • Createspace/Green Light Arts – Waterloo [$3,000]
  • National Youth Symphony [$10,000]
  • INNERChamber – Stratford [$4,000]
  • Spiritus Ensemble – Waterloo [$3,500]
  • Pat The Dog Theatre Creation – Waterloo [$9,500]
  • Karen Schuessler Singers – London [1/3 $1,500]
  • London Historical Society – Woodman Project [$10,000]
  • Western University – Opera Production [$5,000}
  • Robert Bateman Foundation -Art of Poetry Project [$4,500]

[The total of the above 30 payments and new grants is $290,250.  No more requests are being accepted until further notice.]


2017 Grants

  • K-W Symphony [$5,500]
  • DaCapo Chamber Choir -Waterloo [$5,000]
  • Coastal Discovery Centre, Main-à-Dieu, NS [$5,500]
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada [repeating, $1,500]
  • Fanshawe College -“Good Foundation Theatre” [4/10, $50,000]
  • Pacific Opera Victoria [2/2 $12,500]
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music [2/2 $12,500]
  • The New Quarterly – Waterloo [2/2 $7,000]
  • Fugitive Slave Chapel Preservation Project [deferred from 2016-17,$25,000]
  • Museum London – Centre at the Forks [2/4 $25,000]
  • Project Bookmark Canada [prepaid in 2016, $0]
  • Walrus Foundation [$5,000]
  • rare Charitable Research [$5,000]
  • Silver Lake Camp [$7,500]
  • Victoria Philharmonic Choir [$2,500]
  • Oak Bay Sea Rescue Society – Victoria [$20,000]
  • K-W Chamber Music Society [$5,000]
  • THEMUSEUM – Waterloo [$12,000]
  • Fridge Door Live Theatre [$1,800]
  • NUMUS – Waterloo  [$3,000]
  • Belfry Theatre – Victoria [$15,000]
  • London Symphonia [$15,000]
  • Unity Project – London [$5,000]
  • Clay & Glass Gallery – Waterloo [$15,000]
  • The Grand Theatre – London [$7,500]
  • Blyth Theatre [$4,000]
  • MT Space – Waterloo [$5,000]
  • Nota Bene – Waterloo  [$6,000]
  • Createspace/Green Light Arts – Waterloo [$5,000]
  • National Youth Symphony [$10,000]
  • INNERChamber – Stratford [$4,000]
  • Spiritus Ensemble – Waterloo [$3,000]
  • JM Drama/Registry Theatre – Waterloo [$5,000]
  • Pat The Dog Theatre Creation – Waterloo [$5,500]
  • Driftwood Theatre [$2,000]
  • Karen Schuessler Singers – London [$2,500]
  • Menno Singers – [$2,500]
  • Strong Start – Waterloo Region [11,500]
  • University of Victoria – Library & Malahat Review [$10,000]
  • Maritime Museum of British Columbia – Poetry Project [$3,000]
  • University of Victoria – Music Education Project [$25,000]
  • Western University – Arts & Humanities [special grant $25,000]

[The total of the above 42 payments and grants is $397,800.  No more requests are being accepted for the 2017-18 fiscal year. We are open to requests again as of January, 2018.]

2016 Grants

  • K-W Symphony [repeating, $5,500]
  • DaCapo Chamber Choir (Waterloo) [repeating, $5,000]
  • Coastal Discovery Centre, Main-à-Dieu, NS [repeating, $5,500]
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada [repeating. $1,500]
  • Fanshawe College -“Good Foundation Theatre” [continuing, 3/10, $50,000]
  • Western University, Visual Arts Lab [$10,000]
  • Waterloo Historical Society  [$10,000]
  • London Potters Guild  [$10,000]
  • Pacific Opera Victoria  [1/2 $12,500]
  • Unity Project London UPwithArt 2016 [$5,000]
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music [1/2 $12,500]
  • Grand River Conservation Authority [$10,000]
  • The Al Purdy A-Frame Association [$5,000]
  • The New Quarterly – Waterloo [1/2 $7,000]
  • Fugitive Slave Chapel Preservation Project [$25,000-deferred to 2017-’18]
  • Museum London – Centre at the Forks [1/4 $25,000]
  • JM Drama – K-W  [$2,500]
  • Guelph Dance Festival [$5,000]
  • Menno Singers – K-W [$3,000]
  • Karen Shuessler Singers – London [$2,500]
  • World Festival of Children’s Theatre -Stratford [$2,500]
  • Fanshawe Pioneer Village [$20,000]
  • eyeGO to the Arts – K-W [$2,500]
  • Spiritus Ensemble – K-W [$3,000]
  • Jet Aircraft Museum -London [$5,000]
  • NUMUS – K-W [$3,500]
  • Driftwood Theatre Group [$1,500]
  • CAFKA – K-W [$2,500]
  • Grand Theatre – London [$5,000]
  • Focus on Ethnic Women – K-W [$10,000]
  • MT Space – K-W  [$5,000]
  • Secrets of Radar Museum [$2,500]
  • Project Bookmark Canada [$23,000]
  • Western University, Western Libraries [$10,000]
  • Western University, Western Libraries -Special Grant [$65,000]

[Total Funds Committed for 2016 is $348,500.  There were 35 grants, 28 of which were new. No further requests are being accepted until January of 2017.]

2015 Grants


    • DaCapo Chamber Choir (Waterloo) [repeating, $5,000]
    • K-W Symphony [repeating, $5,500]
    • Coastal Discovery Centre, Main-à-Dieu, NS [repeating, $5,500]
    • Philanthropic Foundations Canada [repeating. $1,500]
    • Conrad Grebel University College [continuing, 5/5, $100,000]
    • Fanshawe College -“Good Foundation Theatre” [continuing, 2/10, $50,000]
    • Wilfred Laurier University Faculty of Education [continuing, 2/2, $10,000]
    • Stratford Shakespearean Festival [continuing, 3/3, $10,000]
    • Stratford Summer Music [continuing, 2/2, $2,000]
    • Sweetwater Music Festival – Owen Sound [$1,500]
    • Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery – Waterloo [$15,000]
    • Museum London (for Bealart & new shared gallery) [$10,000]
    • Night/Shift – Waterloo [$5,000]
    • Numus – Waterloo Region [$5,000]
    • Museum of Ontario Archeology [$3,000]
    • Driftwood Theatre Group [$1,500]
    • K-W Little Theatre [$6,000]
    • Port Stanley Festival Theatre [$10,000]
    • Pat The Dog Theatre Creation [$15,380]
    • THEMUSEUM – Kitchener [$5,000]
    • K-W Art Gallery [$10,000]
    • INNERchamber – Stratford [$2,500]
    • Nota Bene Baroque Players  [$2,500]
    • The Walrus Foundation [$5,000]
    • Lost & Found Theatre – K-W [$3,500]
    • Project Bookmark Canada [$7,500]
    • The Unity Project -“Up With Art” [$1,000]
    • The Malahat Review [$3,000]

[Total of Funds Committed for 2015 is $301,880.]


2014 Grants

  • Orchestra London  [$5,000]
  • Conrad Grebel University College [continuing]
  • K-W Symphony  [$5,000]
  • The ARTS Project – Hyatt Fund (London)
  • Fanshawe College -“Good Foundation Theatre” [continuing]
  • Brassroots (London)  [$6,500]
  • Shalom Counselling Services [$20,000]
  • St.Joseph’s Hospice (London) [$15,000]
  • Wilfred Laurier University Faculty of Education [$20,000 over 2 years]
  • Music and Opera Association (Stratford)
  • DaCapo Chamber Choir (Waterloo)
  • Stratford Summer Music
  • The Grand Theatre (London)  [$15,000]
  • High Park Nature Centre [$3,600]
  • London Fringe Theatre Festival [$5,000]
  • Western University – Alice Munro Chair
  • INNERchamber-Stratford
  • Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association
  • Al Purdy A-frame Association [$5,000]
  • K-W Chamber Music Society [$2,000]
  • Pacific Opera Victoria [continuing]
  • Stratford Shakespearean Festival [continuing]
  • Coastal Discovery Centre, Main-à-Dieu, NS [continuing]
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada
  • Western University – Special Grant ($100,000)

[Total of Funds Committed for 2014: $299,100. A “Special Grant” has raised the total distributions for the year to $399,100.]

2013 Grants

  • Orchestra London  [$5,000]
  • Conrad Grebel University College [continuing]
  • K-W Symphony  [$5,000]
  • Inter Arts Matrix, Signature Project
  • Stratford Shakespearean Festival  [$30,000 over 3 years]
  • Secrets of Radar Museum, London [$10,000]
  • The New Quarterly,  Waterloo  [$4,900]
  • Forest City Gallery, London [$10,000]
  • Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery [$12,000]
  • Pacific Opera Victoria
  • London Public Library – Glanworth Project [$10,000]
  • Lost & Found Theatre [$3,000]
  • Menno Youth Singers [$500]
  • Fanshawe College – Theatre Production Facility [multiple years]
  • Canada Conservatory [$7,400]
  • INNERchamber – Stratford [$3,000]
  • High Park Nature Centre [$3,600]
  • Project Bookmark Canada [$4,600]
  • Coastal Discovery Centre, Main-à-Dieu, NS [continuing]
  • Stratford Summer Music [continuing]
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada

[Total of Grants Paid for 2013: $297,500]

2012 Grants

  • Toronto Operetta Theatre – Taptoo! Production
  • Conrad Grebel University College [continuing]
  • Pacific Opera Victoria
  • The Malahat Review – East Coast Issue [$3,000]
  • The Fiddlehead – West Coast Issue [$3,000]
  • K-W Symphony Orchestra [$5,000]
  • The London Fringe Festival [$10,000]
  • Home County Folk League
  • Thames Valley Education Foundation – Honour Jazz Band
  • Silver Lake Camp
  • Strathroy Middlesex Museum – Sir Arthur Currie Project [$2,500]
  • St. Peter’s Seminary – History Project [$2,000]
  • Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) – Pakistan
  • Tom Thomson Art Gallery – Co-op Program with Western University [$15,000]
  • Museum London – The Embassy Cultural House Exhibition
  • K-W Couselling Services – Coalition of Muslim Women
  • K-W Art Gallery [$20,000]
  • K-W Chamber Music Society  [$5,000]
  • Menno Youth Singers
  • Waterloo Region Museum – First Peoples Day [$2,500]
  • Ontario Band Association
  • Municipality of Morris-Turnberry–History Project
  • Coastal Discovery Centre,  Main-à-Dieu, NS
  • Migrant Worker Community Program-Leamington
  • Camp McGovern Capital Campaign
  • Orchestra London [$5,000]
  • Mennonite Historical Society of Canada-GAMEO Project [3,000]
  • Lost & Found Theatre, K-W
  • Stratford Summer Music [continuing]
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada
  • Viola Good International Scholarship: Goshen College [$100,000]

[Total of Annual Grants Paid: $293,500]

2011 Grants

  • Conrad Grebel University College (5 Years) [$500,000]
  • Stratford Summer Music (3 years) [$6,000]
  • K-W Counselling Services [$2,000]
  • Township of Wilmot–Castle Kilbride History
  • Queen of Puddings Music Theatre–Svadba Production
  • Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association [$10,000]
  • Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery [$7,500]
  • K-W Symphony Orchestra [$5,000]
  • Arcady
  • Centre in the Square – Community Ticket Program
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited – Cornerstone Project
  • Conservatory Canada [$7,000]
  • Lost & Found Theatre
  • London Museum School Program [$1,500]
  • Drayton Entertainment [$5,000]
  • Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada

[Total of Grants Paid: $243,500]

2010 Grants

  • Al Purdy A-frame Trust (2 Years)
  • FreeSchool World Literacy [$5,000]
  • Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival
  • The Grand Theatre, London [$20,000]
  • Heritage London Foundation [$15,000]
  • The Jason Edmonds Foundation [$1,250]
  • K-W Symphony Orchestra [$5,000]
  • London Regional Children’s Museum (2-year) [$25,000]
  • Lost & Found Theatre, Kitchener–Waterloo [$5,000]
  • Mennonite Historical Society of Canada
  • Operation Walk – Guatemala Project (2-year)
  • Pacific Opera Victoria (2-year) [$25,000]
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada
  • Thames Valley Children’s Centre [$2,000]
  • University of Western Ontario

[Total of Grants Paid: $221,750]

2009 Grants

  • Conrad Grebel University College
  • Parkwood Mennonite Home
  • Orchestra London (3-year) [$30,000]
  • Grand River Conservation Foundation – Snyder’s Flats (2-year) [$25,000]
  • FIDA (Haitian Project) [$20,000]
  • Fanshawe Pioneer Village (Proof Line Tollgate) [$25,000]
  • The Arts Project (London – Building Renovation) [$15,000]
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society SOLRS (2-year)
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada
  • London Potters Guild (2-year) [$15,000]
  • McMichael Gallery [$5,000]
  • London Arts Council
  • Silver Lake Camp
  • Tillsonburg Parkland Trust

[Total of Annual Grants Paid: $202,000]

2008 Grants

  • Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery [$15,000]
  • Conrad Grebel University College
  • DaCapo Chamber Choir (3-year grant)
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • K-W Symphony Orchestra [$25,000]
  • K-W YWCA (Mary’s Place) [$5,000]
  • London Arts Council
  • MEDA (Pakistan Project) [$5,000]
  • Museum London
  • Museum London Foundation
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada
  • RCR Museum Capital Campaign [$5,000]
  • Stephen Lewis Foundation (African Aids) [$25,000]
  • University of Western Ontario (Davenport Theatre & Faculty of Music) [$27,000]

[Total of Annual Grants Paid: $192,500]

2007 Grants

  • Arcady (Norfolk Singers) [$1,000]
  • Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
  • Children’s Health Foundation (London)
  • Conrad Grebel University College
  • Encore, The Concert Band (London) [$1,500]
  • Fanshawe Chorus [$1,000]
  • Grand River Conservation Foundation
  • Hospice of Waterloo Region [$12,000]
  • Independent Living Centre, Waterloo Region
  • K-W Art Gallery
  • K-W Working Centre (Staebler Project) [$10,375]
  • London and Area Food Bank [$25,000]
  • Orchestra London
  • Palace Theatre (London) [$10,000]
  • Parkwood Mennonite Home
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada
  • Rare Charitable Research Reserve
  • ROOF, K-W
  • SARI Therapeutic Riding (London) [$10,000]
  • Thames Valley Children’s Centre
  • Theatre & Company (Kitchener)
  • The Registry Theatre (Kitchener)
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Ventures Drum and Bugle Corps Inc.
  • Vincent Guerrero Mission, Baja, Mexico

[Total of Annual Grants Paid: $235,040]

2006 Grants

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of K-W [$5,425]
  • Big Sisters, London
  • Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery [12,000]
  • Community Justice Initiatives, Waterloo Region
  • Conflict Resolution Network
  • Conrad Grebel University College
  • Detweiler Meeting House
  • King’s College Foundation (Library)
  • K-W Multicultural Centre
  • London International Children’s Festival
  • Lutherwood Foundation
  • Menno Youth Singers [$2,000]
  • Museum London Foundation
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada
  • University of Waterloo (UWIDA)

[Total of Paid Grant: $202,040]

2005 Grants

  • Active Living Resource Centre (Kitchener)
  • Arcady (Norfolk Singers)
  • Boys’ & Girls’ Club (London)
  • Brescia College (UWO)
  • Conrad Grebel University College
  • Child Witness Centre (Waterloo)
  • Gallery Stratford
  • Homer Watson House [$10,000]
  • Hospice of Waterloo Region
  • K-W Art Gallery
  • K-W Multicultural Centre
  • Mennonite Central Committee (Tsunami Relief)
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada
  • Pride Stables Developmental Riding Program (K-W)
  • YMCA of K-W

[Total of  Annual Grants: $221,995]

Total Grant Information to March 31, 2015


For inquiries or to bring your project to the attention of the Foundation, contact the President, James (Jim) Good, at the following e-mail address. Or, you may contact any other member of the Foundation, should you be acquainted with him or her, in order to bring your request to the attention of our organization.

Good Foundation Inc.

#603 – 250 Sydenham Street

London,  ON     N6A 5S1


E-Mail:    good_foundation@rogers.com

Phone:    519.679.1906





GFI Logo

Should you have occasion to refer to the Foundation in print or on the web, the correct legal name is “Good Foundation Inc.”   We do have a logo in various forms. The full “logo plus” gives not only the the Foundation name but refers to the founders and the date established. It works in special situations where the size is large enough to permit the details to be seen, and where Milton’s and Verna’s names are relevant to the project.   The second and usually best version (Good Foundation Inc.) is the Foundation’s legal name and is generally the most appropriate one to use.  Both versions are in black and white and colour, in large and medium “.tiff” files, and in small “jpg” files usually big enough for web listings. There are also  .ESP files for each which, according to the designer is a, “scalable vector format – good if you needed to ever produce something large like a banner.”  He adds that “the EPS is basically the ‘master copy’ from which other sizes should be made if you want to do it yourself.”

NOTE: As of January 11th, 2018, these links were not functioning. They have now (February 19th) been restored. If you have a problem or a question, let us know: good_foundation@rogers.com. 

To download a particular file click on its description for the link.








There is also a small inverse image which can be copied and pasted:



The logo was designed in 2010 by Jeff Kulak. It alludes to the 1950’s and ’60’s corporate signature of H. Boehmer and Company Ltd., the core business of Milton R. Good, the Foundation’s founder and principal funder.