The 18th Annual Children's Foundation of Muskoka Raises Over $30,000!!!

The 18th Annual Children's Foundation of Muskoka Gala took place on Saturday, November 3rd at the JW Marriott Rosseau.

November 29, 2018

The CFM is excited to announce that the annual gala set several records this year.

First, nearly 250 people attended the event making it the largest ever (an increase of 20%). Additionally, with the generous support of those in attendance, we raised $32,200, which is 25% more than our second best year.

On behalf of the CFM Board, we would like to thank everyone who attended this amazing event! On behalf of the children of Muskoka we thank you all for your generous donations.

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January 24, 2019

Kids Sunday School Group Cook Up Great Community Lasagna and CFM Donation!

Armed with herbs and tomatoes from their church garden, the kids from Bethune United Church in Baysville recently prepared and served a wonderful community lasagna supper. Not only did the lasagna receive stellar reviews but it resulted in a $250 donation to the Children's Foundation of Muskoka. What a great example of kids helping kids. We're so grateful for this kind and hard earned donation. Thanks to all involved at Bethune United!

January 14, 2019

A big thanks to Lucas Shelton and our friends at C.C. Tatham & Associates for the very generous donation of nearly a $1000 from their 50/50 draw courtesy of their company Christmas party! Much appreciated!

December 18, 2018

Edith White presents a $1000 cheque to Dave Lyons of Children's Foundation of Muskoka. The donation comes from the proceeds raised from the sale of their book, “At Your Age?”

The book is a collection of short stories and poems from the residents of Castle Peak Retirement Residence located in Bracebridge Ontario. It is heartwarming to see all of the efforts of this amazing group of seniors continuing to give back to all member of our community.

We at the CFM are in awe of you!

December 18, 2018

Andy Zeltkalns, Ellen Yeo and the students of Monck PS present $2500 cheque to DL of CFM from proceeds raised from this years’ Muskoka Mud Run. The run was held on Friday October 12th, 2018 at Morrison Meadows in Bracebridge.

This year, the run attracted over 1000 kids in grades 3-8 from across the province. This is the 8th year that proceeds from the Mud Run have supported the CFM for a total of over $10 000 - the CFM greatly appreciates this on-going support from a ‘Hall of Fame’ donor!

December 18, 2018

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the CFM and ProActive Rehab in Huntsville, Ontario. For every assessment made on a monthly basis, ProActive Rehab will donate $1. What a great way to get kids active and healthy in Muskoka! As of early winter, that's the equivalent of 43 swimming lessons!

We appreciate this generous monthly donation - to find out how your organization can support the CFM in this manner to support the kids who need it most, contact Dave at davelyons.cfm@gmail.com

December 11, 2018

Muskoka Chrysler has been a generous supporter of children in Muskoka. We would like to thank them for their $10,000 donation. This donation has been used to send kids to camp, purchase bikes, pay for swim lessons and ensure that the youth in our community grow up with healthy opportunities and wonderful memories.

December 11, 2018

Tony and Dianne Rizutto have donated an outstanding $230,000 to the Children’s Foundation of Muskoka. Over the past nine years, they have hosted a summer golf tournament at The Muskoka Bay Club for their friends and colleagues. Recalling his own humble beginnings, Tony has long understood that when a family has paid its bills, there is often no money left over for their children to play soccer or hockey, take ballet lessons or go to summer camp.

November, 29, 2018

Owner and Developer, Nora Heuer, has been a long time supporter of the Children's Foundation of Muskoka. Her donation is responsible for the foundations first ever online presence and the transition to our NEW website.

November 3, 2018

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make the 18th Annual Children's Foundation of Muskoka a great success. Please check back soon to see how much money was raised to support children in Muskoka.

October 1, 2018

Yet another business is supporting the children of Muskoka to make active healthy lifestyle choices. The Bike Shop in Gravenhurst and Huntsville will be making a donation to the CFM for every bike 'tune up' they perform. They are also a proud supporter of 'Bikefest' - our annual mountain bike event in June.



Our Mission:

To focus community resources for the enrichment of the lives of Muskoka children.

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, medical, 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.

George Corn was an active Bracebridge/Muskoka Lakes Rotarian and avid hockey player who sadly passed away in October, 2015. To honour his memory, George's family and friends decided to create a fund to support kids in Muskoka to play hockey facing financial barriers. We appreciate this incredible contribution! Donations to this project can be made directly to the CFM.