About the Foundation

The Grand River Hospital Foundation supports the financial needs of Grand River Hospital – over $4 million is granted every year to GRH. Funds raised are for patient care equipment needs, capital building projects and renovations, and local clinical and health research and education.

Message from the Chair

Diane Wolfenden, Chair, Board of Governors

Grand River Hospital is a potent mix of emotions: joy, hope, fear, sadness and expectation. It’s a place of great drama, private reflection, life and mortality.

Grand River Hospital is also a place of great generosity. Not just financial donations, but also the work of volunteers, the devotion of nurses and the dedication of our doctors and other professionals.

It’s also a centre of technical expertise enhanced by the newest treatment and technology. As we all know, the newest and the most effective equipment is expensive and not covered by the government.

That’s why we – the Grand River Hospital Foundation – exist. We fund new and vital equipment,  renovations, ground-breaking medical research, staff training and medical education, and patient support programs in cancer, mental health, and children’s program.

Our role, quite simply, is to build a better hospital and a healthier community.

I am honoured to Chair the Grand River Hospital Foundation Board of Governors and continue the work of my talented predecessors.  Together, with our donors and community, we will make a difference.

I invite you to join us on our journey as we help advance exceptional care at Grand River Hospital.

Diane Wolfenden
Chair, Board of Governors

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.

Board & Staff

Learn about our Board here; learn about our staff here.

Foundation History

View a timeline of the Foundation’s history here.

Audited Financial Statements

View Grand River Hospital Foundation’s most recent audited financial statements here.