Grebel Fund

I continue to be impressed by the spirit and enthusiasm of our Grebel students. They are bright, capable, and inspiring—participating in interesting programs, tackling challenging problems, and earning high academic achievements. 
But marks are not enough for student success. We support our students with the resources they need to thrive and grow both personally and spiritually. Director of Student Services Mary Brubaker-Zehr guides a team of student leaders who shape Grebel into a place of hospitality and belonging. Our Chaplain Ed Janzen and the Chapel Committee provide gentle leadership for students on their faith journeys. Grebel faculty take the time to meet students personally to respond to questions after class or music practice. 

However, we are seeing financial pressures on our students mount. Gone are the days when undergraduate students could earn enough in a summer job to cover a year of school expenses. Graduate students also face significant financial challenges. Many of them put careers and full time jobs on hold in order to study theology or peace and conflict in our two master’s programs.

Marcus ShantzGrebel has responded to this need by providing over $500,0000 annually in scholarships and bursaries.  $300,000 of this comes from endowments, and the remaining $200,000 is funded from donations to our Grebel Fund.

Will you help us with a gift for student support? Your contribution to the annual Grebel Fund will make a significant difference in the lives of our students by relieving some of their financial stress. It will also support a variety of our program expenses—such as our library and chapel program—that support our entire student community. 


Marcus Shantz

CoinsOur goal for the 2019-20 Grebel Fund is $345,000. Our fiscal year-end is April 30
Help us go all the way!

Mykayla, student council president"From a student leadership perspective, I’ve noticed a shift in student concerns over the past few years. Many of my classmates depend on extra funding to buy books and cover living expenses, but it is now more difficult to qualify for provincial student grants. 

For this reason, increasing financial support for students is more critical than ever before! I’ve received a variety of awards and know personally that this extra money makes a huge difference. At Grebel, we’re so grateful to have a supportive community of alumni and donors who understand the importance of making post-secondary education affordable and accessible.

Your donations make it possible for students to pursue their careers, interests, and dreams. Many of my friends are not only passionate about their programs of study, but also about issues of faith and justice. What’s more, Grebel students are ready to share their talent and creativity—and that’s what makes Grebel such a special place. We appreciate your support in helping us foster a community that values generosity in so many ways!"

— Mykayla Turner, Student Council President, Applied Health Studies and Music

Your support for the Grebel Fund will make it possible to:

  • offer quality academic programs,
  • nurture leadership development, and
  • reach our goal of $345,000

To learn more about how your gift will impact Grebel students, contact: Fred W. Martin, Director of Advancement. 
519-885-0220 x24381

Make your donation

  • Online donations can be designated to Grebel through the University of Waterloo (please select "Conrad Grebel University College" in the drop-down menu).
  • Donations should be made payable to:
    Conrad Grebel University College,
    140 Westmount Road North,
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G6

Donate online

Make a credit card donation on Grebel's pledge page.  Simply select the fund at Grebel you wish to support and fill in your details. Your receipt for online donations will come from the University of Waterloo.  Thanks!

Your Donations at Work


Music students conducting

Donations augment the Music program by providing resources for Noon Hour Concerts.

Peace and Conflict Studies

MPACS students in library

Support is required for our new Masters in PACS.

Student Leadership

Student talking in library

Donations provide funds for student leadership development that is the core of Grebel community life.

Mennonite Studies

Fretz scholar talking

Donations support research and Mennonite Studies events .

Library and Archives

Archival martyrs mirror in library

Library and Archives activities rely on support from donors.

Theological Studies

Students speaking with professor

Donations support pastoral training and graduate Theological Studies.

Centre for Peace Advancement

Peace incubator workers talking at computer

Donations are key in running the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.

Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre

TMTC building

Grebel also administers the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, which provides theological training for doctoral students.