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2021 SUMMER CAMP APPLICATIONS ARE HERE!

Please note – spaces are limited this summer due to Covid restrictions. Please contact the camp you would like your child to attend to ensure there are openings prior to applying to the CFM for funding. Apply early!

Click on the green button or flyer below to complete an application today.

Message from the Executive Director - December 15th, 2020.

Hi everyone,


We hope this finds you well and happy and enjoying the lead up to the holiday season. While things may look and feel a little different for all of us this year, we certainly hope that you find many ways to support your well-being and joy over the holidays.


We at the Children’s Foundation of Muskoka feel enormous gratitude as we wrap up our last fundraiser and activities for 2020. Our modest hope was to clear $5,000 in our Fall Raffle (and $5,000 in the Summer Raffle). Our totals for these 2 events alone was over $29,000!! Add to this the hugely successful Rizzuto Golf Tournament, a Hard Gala’s Night, and other generous donations, and the Children’s Foundation is in a healthy place to fund applications and meet the needs of kids in Muskoka in 2021.


It is clear we couldn’t do any of this without incredibly kind and generous partners and supporters like you. There is no question that in Muskoka, we live the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”. And what a great ‘village’ we live in!


So from all of us at the Children’s Foundation to you and yours this holiday season, we wish you health, happiness, and joy for the holidays and for 2021. We hope to see you all at a CFM function before long!


Take care and stay well,

Dave Lyons.




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The CFM is excited to announce a huge contribution from the Rizzuto Family & a new partnership with the Men of Grandview

Rizzuto Family

Carter Willan and Tony Rizzuto present a cheque for $35,200 to the Children's Foundation of Muskoka at the Muskoka Bay Resort.

Men of Grandview

Cheryl Cooper and Dave Lyons of the Children's Foundation of Muskoka accept a cheque from Paul Guimond and the Men of Grandview for $10,000 to start a fund within the CFM to support the well-being of kids in Huntsville


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The CFM offers post secondary funding through the generosity of the Britton Family Trust and the Onaway Pond Foundation.

For more information and an application, click on the button below.

Our Mission:

To help create an equitable Muskoka where all children have access to the opportunities and supports they need to be happy, healthy, and feel sense of belonging.

The Children's Foundation of Muskoka is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1989 by volunteers in Muskoka. CFM raises funds in our local community, in partnership with individuals, businesses, and service organizations. We are also a community partner with Canadian Tire's Jump Start Program.

Through our community partnerships, we are able to help children and families in practical ways when no other help is available. We provide funds to meet the recreational, cultural, and emotional needs of the children we serve. Our grants provide children in Muskoka the opportunities to grow and develop.

As a Foundation, we believe:

  • in the creation of a community where equality of opportunity is offered to all children;

  • that we must be proactive in enabling the community to respond to the needs of children;

  • in helping children and families in situations where other resources are not available;

  • that all grant decisions that are made will be based exclusively on the needs of the children involved;

  • that we must encourage the deployment of volunteers and 'Friends of the Foundation' to assist our efforts.