Beth Puddicombe

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Vice-President, Community Investments
Senior Leadership Team

Beth’s leadership responsibilities have steadily grown since joining the Ontario Trillium Foundation in 2002. In her role as Vice President of Community Investments she leads OTF’s strategic granting; overseeing support for potential applicants, assessment of applications, the OTF Support Centre, and support of grantees across the province in our Seed, Capital, Grow and Transform Investment Streams. This oversight included administering the Ontario150 Community Capital Fund on behalf of the Ontario Government. 

Prior to taking on this role she served as Director, Collective Impact, where her focus was to develop and launch OTF’s newest investment stream, modelled on supporting collective action for transformative, systems change. Prior to that, she was the Executive Lead for Special Projects, where she worked collaboratively to operationalize the Foundation’s new Investment Strategy. She also managed the delivery of the Community Capital Fund, a special initiative that OTF administered on behalf of the Ontario Government. Before this, she spent several years as the lead Program Manager for OTF’s Future Fund grant program. Beth’s first role with OTF was as a Program Manager serving the Quinte, Kingston, Rideau catchment in Eastern Ontario.

Beth is a 2017-2018 member of the GEO Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellowship.

Prior to joining the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Beth spent almost six years with the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation working in community development.

The focus of Beth’s formal education was geography and primary/junior/intermediate education. Her volunteer work has spanned school committees, the YM/YWCA, children’s theatre, and healthcare. Beth has lived, volunteered and worked in urban and rural settings across Central, mid-North and Eastern Ontario. The combination of this, as well as her formal education and work experience, has allowed Beth to develop a fine-tuned knowledge of the public benefit sector, as well as a strong appreciation for the range and diversity of community needs across Ontario.

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