Helping to build happy, healthy kids in Muskoka!

ALL STAR COFFEE FUNDRAISER

The CFM is excited to announce our new partnership with All Star Coffee. By drinking your morning cup of coffee you can support a local business and support children in Muskoka. All coffee is roasted fresh here in Muskoka.

For every bag of premium coffee purchased the CFM will receive $7 to support our local youth. Click below to purchase your coffee today or learn more about All Star Coffee and how they are support several charities in the Muskoka area.

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 - March, 2021

Hello everyone,


Across the road from me, preparations are underway in the sugar bush for the upcoming maple syrup season. Looks like the end of winter is in sight! With it will come muddy boots, wet dogs, warm sunshine, and all the great spring and summer outdoor activities that keep us healthy and happy.


The winter has been a busy season for the Children’s Foundation as we’ve continued to work hard to meet the needs of kids in Muskoka during the pandemic. We were able to:


  • Provide beds and bedding to numerous kids across the region.

  • Support kids in registering for wonderful activities such as dance, taekwondo, and skiing.

  • Make a significant contribution to Trillium Lakelands District School Board to support their Feed All Four Fund (an initiative that supports children’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being) through the generous donations that came to us in honour of Muskoka resident and former teacher Deborah Niemi


We’re currently working with Camp Muskoka to run an on-going fundraiser through their All Star Coffee Charity. Did you know that 86% of your friends buy coffee - so why not buy this great coffee?! $7 from every bag sold goes directly to the CFM. Please go to the virtual store at https://allstarcoffee.com/teams/ac4ytki381/ and order yours today! A superb morning coffee while supporting Muskoka kids who need it most? What a way to start your day!!


Finally, our Toni Lynn Rizzuto Campership Fund is up and running. We’ve already approved a great number of applications for children to attend both day and residential camps this summer in Muskoka. Our camps are working extremely hard to prepare a safe and happy environment during these extraordinary times, so here’s hoping circumstances will permit kids to enjoy these much needed experiences.


On behalf of all of us here at the Children’s Foundation, we hope you and your family are well and thriving. Take care and … bring on summer!


Dave Lyons.

Latest News

Click here to read stories of people with big hearts supporting Muskoka's kids.

Camp Is For Everyone

Check out this great piece published by Hunters Bay Radio. Thank you for helping get the word out.

https://muskokaradio.com/news/article/camp-is-for-everyone

OR listen to the interview with CFM Executive Director Dave Lyons

https://soundcloud.com/hunters-bay-radio/interview-david-lyons-childrens-foundation-of-muskoka-mar-30-2021

Click on the image to learn more about this TLDSB initiative.

CFM proud to donate $1,270 to TLDSB Feed ALL 4 Fund in honour of Deborah Niemi

Director of Education Wes Hahn welcomed the Children’s Foundation of Muskoka Executive Director Dave Lyons and President Cheryl Cooper, recognizing the good work that takes place for students and their families in the District of Muskoka. Cooper shared her history with the foundation and the growth of impact in the Muskoka area since the Children’s Foundation’s inception several years ago. The Foundation relies on community donations to provide funding based on unique needs of children. This support varies from arts or sports fees to car seats, strollers, cribs, to camp attendance, clothing, bikes, and even beds. A $1,270 contribution to the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) Feed All Four Fund will be made in honour of Deborah Niemi, a former teacher in the Board. Lyons told trustees that the TLDSB Feed All Four Fund is a demonstration of deep care and compassion for children, something that would have resonated for Deborah. The Children’s Foundation of Muskoka is grateful for the assistance TLDSB is providing to families in need.

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


Check out our first ever quarterly newsletter!!

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.

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.