The Astley Family Foundation supports projects and programs which encourage personal development of vulnerable youth in Waterloo Region and which help them realize their full potential.

10 +

organizations that receive grants yearly

1500 +

youth supported every year 

$ 400000 +

invested in the community yearly

who we are

Bob and Judy Astley, along with their children, Derek Astley and Jennifer Astley-Kinsey, founded the Astley Family Foundation in 2005.

All four of the founding members were interested in helping youth realize their potential. They also learned that there were relatively few funders for worthy programs serving youth. The Foundation’s core mandate of serving youth in Waterloo Region has remained unchanged since inception and is described in this website.

The Foundation also includes a donor-advised fund.


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Applications Now Open

The 2024 applications for Astley Family Foundation grants is now open with a closing date of Friday February 9, 2024. Please use the Contact Us

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2023 Grants

The Astley Family Foundation is now accepting applications for 2023 grants and the deadline is Friday February 17, 2023 .  We want to make it easier

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