About Us

Community means so many things to so many people, and the world to us.In all we do and all we say, we are all for community.

Community vitality has been our purpose, promise and passion since 2007 when we started connecting donors to local needs and opportunities. Together, we help build strong and resilient places to live, work and play.

Muskoka Community Foundation’s vision is that Muskoka will include and offer opportunities to everyone, and possess the knowledge and ability needed to shape its future. Muskoka will be able to address pressing issues like hunger, unemployment and housing, and our citizens will benefit from the best our community can offer: the arts, recreation, health care, education, safe and inclusive neighbourhoods and a healthy environment.

Vitality requires long-term resources to create lasting solutions and thrives under strong and innovative leadership.

Muskoka Community Foundation will build our community’s vitality by:

  1. Working with donors to build endowment and other funds that ensure ongoing community health
    and well-being.
  2. Granting to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives throughout Muskoka.
  3. Bringing Muskokans together to stimulate new ideas, build participation and strengthen
    community philanthropy.

Our Objective

To create a smart & caring Muskoka by engaging the community in a forward-thinking, collaborative, and open conversation that respects our diversity, ensures perpetual community health and vitality and is accountable to our stakeholders.

Our Endowment Philosophy

  1. We encourage the creation and support of endowment funds within the charitable sector of
  2. We work to increase donations to endowment funds held by all Muskoka charities, and
  3. We avoid active fundraising that competes with other area charities, except fundraising directed to our immediate operating needs, the Muskoka Community Foundation Fund and the Smart & Caring Muskoka Fund.



Daniel Bradbury
Chair | Huntsville ON
Daniel is President and owner of CREATIVE ONE®, an innovative Muskoka-based web design firm known for its creativity and results for clients. The first recipient of the 2003 Muskoka Business Plan Challenge Award, Daniel has continued to pursue entrepreneurship with passion. He has travelled to over 30 countries and has served with the Muskoka Community Foundation since 2012.
William Fee
Vice-Chair | Bracebridge ON
Born and raised in Montreal, Bill attended Queen’s University at Kingston, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1972. After graduation, he settled there and eventually worked for Alcan. In 1982 the company transferred him to Muskoka to work in their Foils plant. After the plant closed, he was a partner in a small engineering firm in Bracebridge for several years. He is an avid sailor and enjoys spending summer days on his boat on Georgian Bay. He has had a long association with Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons and has taught boating safety courses over the last 30 years. He volunteers at Manna, the local food bank. Bill swims for fitness and has been on the executive of MUSAC, the swim club based in Bracebridge.
Jennifer Tournour
Secretary| Bracebridge ON
Jennifer was born and raised in Thunder Bay and has lived in Muskoka since 2001. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Law from Carleton University. Currently, Jennifer is the Family Services Coordinator for the Bracebridge Salvation Army where the focus is on helping individuals experiencing poverty through financial assistance for rent arrears, utility payments, developing outreach programs, Christmas initiatives, summer camp, and homelessness support.  Jennifer also serves as a Director with Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services along with a variety of other previous volunteer positions in the community.
Scott Young
Director | Bracebridge ON
Scott is the Executive Director of Muskoka Conservancy, a land trust that creates nature reserves and inspires caring through outdoor experiences. He has many years experience and success in municipal governance, journalism, and in entrepreneurial and small business environments. Scott’s governance experience includes several senior positions within a two-tier municipality, including Deputy District Chair and Planning and Economic Development Chair at The District Municipality of Muskoka, and Public Works Chair at the Town of Bracebridge. As a journalist, Scott has published hundreds of original news stories, features and cover photography for several weekly titles in central Ontario. Born in Toronto and raised in Mississauga, Scott lives in Bracebridge with his family, and has extended family in Bracebridge, Huntsville, southern Ontario and The Turks and Caicos Islands.
Jane Hunt
Director| Huntsville ON
Jane is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Masters degree in Education with a specialty in Counselling.  prior to her retirement in 2012 and her move to Port Sydney, Jane was a Counsellor and Professor/Coordinator at Algonquin College in Ottawa for 26 years and a Counsellor at Georgian College for 3 years.  She volunteers with the YWCA, Huntsville Lakes Probus Club and the Algonquin Theatre.  She became a Muskoka Community Foundation Director in 2016.
Rebecca Paul
Director | Bracebridge ON
Rebecca was born in Etobicoke, raised in Mississauga and attended University of Toronto. She has been living in Muskoka since 2007 and feels very fortunate to be raising her family in this wonderful community. Rebecca’s career in Muskoka started on the front line working for Family, Youth, and Child Services of Muskoka, the District of Muskoka, and Community Living South Muskoka. From there, Rebecca held a leadership role as the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka for 8 years. Currently Rebecca is the Manager of Programs for Algonquin and Cottage Country Family Health Teams. A firm believer in the importance of volunteerism, Rebecca is a Team Leader and Crisis Responder at Muskoka Victim Services and has lent a hand at the Bracebridge Public Library, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka, Muskoka Postpartum Peer Support Group, and others.
Past Directors
Marg French
Jodi Holder
Ev Doherty
Steve Hayhurst
Robert P. Seagram
Chris Gun-Munro
Evelyn Archibald
Harry Oswin
Eva Zachary
David Sprague
Honourary Directors
Steve & Linda Lowden
Founding Directors
These directors have played an important role in our formative years and deserve our sincere appreciation for their valuable advice and service.
Gord Durnan
Tom Steadman
Andrew T.C. Griffith
Joan VanDuzer


Lynn DeCaro
Executive Director
Lynn was born and raised near Parry Sound and has lived in Muskoka for 20 years. She holds a B.Ed from Nipissing University and a M.A. in Social Justice and Equity Studies from Brock University. Lynn taught as a part-time faculty member at Nipissing University’s Muskoka Campus in the Department of Child and Family Studies. She is an active member in her community volunteering her time in a variety ways.


Muskoka Community Foundation (MCF) is a steward of community resources, committed to creating a smart and caring Muskoka by acting with integrity, and being accessible, accountable and transparent to all our stakeholders.

Muskoka Community Foundation uses portfolio manager TD Wealth Private Investment to manage our funds overseen by the Foundations Board of Directors
MCF invests its funds with TD Wealth Private who manage them as part of their ever-growing asset pool to multiply the impact of donations received. Responsibility for managing the TD Wealth Private investment portfolio is vested in their Board of Directors under the guidance of their investment committee.

Click here to review TD Wealth’s investment policy.

Investment & Philanthropic Services Fee
MCF charges a percentage fee to cover investment management and administrative expenses, such as costs associated with receipting and grant research. The fee is dependent on the type of fund.

Annual Fees for Endowed Funds: 2%

This fee structure may be revised by the Foundation from time to time. If you have questions about the Foundation, or would like more information about our fees, governance or policy, please contact us.

Annual Fees for Flow-Through Funds: 2.50%
This fee structure may be revised by the Foundation from time to time. If you have questions about the Foundation, or would like more information about our fees, governance or policy, please contact us.