Host the 2021 Community Foundations Conference!

Every two years, the Community Foundations Conference brings together our network of 191 community foundations, partners, international colleagues, and like-minded organizations for a chance to connect, learn and be inspired.

We’re inviting community foundations to host the 2021 Community Foundations Conference through an open bidding process.

Want to play host to hundreds of community and philanthropic leaders from around the world? Keen to showcase the best of what your community has to offer? Interested in the relationships, partners and engagement that comes along with hosting an event of this caliber?

Step into the spotlight and show us how you would make 2021 our best conference yet!


Community Foundations of Canada will accept applications from community foundations through an open call until January 10, 2018.

Following this date, we will shortlist applicants who will be invited to present their bid to a conference design team. We’ll make our final decision in February 2018 and announce our new host at the 2019 Community Foundations Conference in Victoria, BC.

Here’s some important dates for you to keep in mind as you prepare your bid.

Application Process

If your community foundation is interested in hosting the 2021 Community Foundations Conference, please read the Conference Bid Overview, Conference Bid Guide and fill out the accompanying Conference Application Form.

The guide outlines the role of the Host Community Foundation(s) and will help you think about the process, steps and engagement required to host our international 2021 conference in your community.

2021 Conference Bid Overview

2021 Conference Bid Guide

2021 Conference Application Form

We encourage community foundations interested in hosting the 2021 conference to let us know as soon as possible so that we can help answer any questions and guide you through the application process. Community foundations interested in submitting a bid for future conferences (2023 and beyond) are encouraged to contact us at any time.