We have heart. And we know you do too

Together we can make a difference in our communities.

At the core of PenFinancial's Truly Local Commitment is our pledge to make our community a better place to live and work. Through collaborative work with local charities and not-for-profits, we're addressing challenges like poverty, affordable housing and mental health issues. Each year, we commit a portion of our profits to support truly local initiatives that help our communities thrive.

Through our Truly Local Ambassador program, all employees are encouraged to get involved by volunteering time with local community organizations. Our staff choose the causes that are most meaningful for them, and PenFinancial makes a financial contribution to that charity on the employee’s behalf.

We encourage you to join us and show your support as well.

PenFinancial Truly Local Grant Program

PenFinancial’s Truly Local Grant Program

We are honoured to be able to provide a total of $25,000 in funding to help organizations provide much needed programs and services for the Niagara and Haldimand communities. We’ve recently announced out 2023 Truly Local grant Program recipients.

View the 2023 recipients →
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Here are just a few of the organizations we support


Hospice Niagara

As a regional leader in hospice palliative care, Hospice Niagara helps ensure families can spend time together during the final stages of life.

PenFinancial is a proud supporter of Hospice Niagara's fundraising efforts through our sponsorship and team participation in the Hike for Hospice.


Gillian’s Place

As one of Ontario's first shelters for abused women and children, Gillian’s Place has been providing safe refuge and non-residential programs that enable women and their children to break the cycle of violence for over 40 years.  

PenFinancial is a proud supporter of Gillian's Place Wrapped in Courage campaign.  And our employees also give back by adopting a family during the holiday season.


Wellspring Niagara

Wellspring Niagara offers a wide variety of programs and services to meet the social, emotional, restorative and informational needs of people living with cancer.

PenFinancial supports Wellspring Niagara's fundraising efforts through pledges and sponsorship of the annual Bonnie Barron Glo Ball tournament.


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The CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.

PenFinancial supports the Women and Wellness event and has also included CMHA in many other opportunities over the years.



The NHF raises and stewards funds to support high-quality patient care, education and research at Niagara Health.

PenFinancial is a lead sponsor of the Kid's Ultimate Challenge which promotes healthy living, and provides an opportunity for challengers to help ensure our youngest patients have access to vital patient care equipment.


Niagara Children's Centre

The Niagara Children’s Centre is recognized throughout the Niagara Region as the provider of rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities.

PenFinancial is a primary sponsor and participant in the annual Superhero Run.


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Providing nutritious lunches and hope throughout the school year to children who need it most. 

Through PenFinancial's sponsorship of events and donations, we're helping to inspire and nurture our leaders of tomorrow.



The YWCA Niagara Region provides shelter, food and assistance to women and families in poverty. We are committed to social change and work to create a community that supports women in need and provides support through each step towards financial stability and independent living.

PenFinancial is a presenting sponsor and attendee at the Leadership Summit for Women

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PenFi Leaf IconWe TRY HARDER. We have heart. We know you do too. We choose CHANGE. It takes COURAGE to be different. Driven by PURPOSE. Having fun and feeling good about our choices. We believe the prosperity of our members and our community goes hand in hand. Together we get what we give. We are TRULY LOCAL. Remaining inclusive and accountable, with integrity and respect. Improving lives. Strengthening communities.
This is our commitment to each other.