About Grand River Hospital Foundation

A personal message from the Interim President and CEO

At Grand River Hospital Foundation, we aspire to provide financial support to meet the expanding needs of one of Canada’s largest community hospitals, thereby enabling them to deliver the highest quality of health care possible. As the largest hospital in Waterloo Wellington, Grand River Hospital provides a large number of crucial health services in this growing region of over 800,000 people including: – cancer care, renal, mental health, specialized children’s services and stroke rehabilitation. Grand River Hospital is also the region’s largest trauma centre.

To this end, we are proud to be one of the first community hospitals in Canada to launch a new electronic system this September, which integrates all patient information into one single platform. This new state-of-the-art system, primarily launched in only research and teaching hospitals to date, will significantly improve the efficiency and patient safety for everyone in the Waterloo Wellington region.

In the past year, the foundation has taken time to establish new ambitious and achievable financial targets. We have also reframed our strategic fundraising plans and the roles of staff and board, in readiness for a sharply defined path forward.

Our financial statements reflect a year of significant transition and change in order to better meet the growing needs of our hospital in a time of great change in healthcare across the region, province and country.

We are fortunate to have the support of an incredibly loyal and dedicated community of donors whose gifts provide funding vital to ensuring equipment and programs, not funded by government, are here at Grand River Hospital so exceptional care is close to home.

Thank you for helping to make this an important transitional year for Grand River Hospital Foundation. Your input and thoughts are always welcome so please reach out to speak with us at any time.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Swatridge

Interim President and CEO

519-749-4205 or

Stephen Swatridge

2018-2019 GRHF Revenue by sources2018-2019 GRHF disbursements to GRH

Read the 2018-2019 Financial Statements.


Previous Financial Statements

2017-2018 Financial Statements

Thank you for supporting our hospital

Grand River Hospital Foundation supports the financial needs of Grand River Hospital. Your gifts help the hospital fund medical equipment, renovations, patient assistance programs, research and education.

Read more about how our donors have made a difference to the hospital and to health care in Waterloo Wellington in our community brochure:

Previous reports

Grand River Hospital and Grand River Hospital Foundation published its annual community report in fall 2017. Available online or download the PDF.

Guiding Principles

We inspire volunteers to help and donors to give.

We provide resources that are otherwise not available.

We manage and disburse funds for facilities and technologically advanced equipment for patient care.


We raise funds to help Grand River Hospital provide exceptional health care.


Grand River Hospital Foundation fosters a philanthropic environment where everyone in the community understands and passionately supports exceptional health care.