12 Good Reasons to Choose the Community Foundation
We are a local organization with deep roots in our community while being part of a nationwide movement that encourages and shares resources. That means increasing the strength of our community with support and knowledge available across Canada.
We bring donors, like you, to the table as community builders, working closely with you to align your philanthropic vision with the community's needs. This means designing a gift that matches your values.
We invest your funds in perpetuity while using only the interest earned on these funds as donations to local projects. That means we offer a responsible charitable choice with a long term impact.
We take a broad and inclusive view of what a community is, and provide grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives. That means our community is supported in many ways appreciating the diversity and unique characteristics of our area.
We provide highly personal and flexible service, accepting a wide variety of assets and offering donors maximum tax advantage. That means we are able to work with you to find the right type of donation that will meet your financial situation.
We build permanent funds and those that can respond to immediate needs, helping our communities ensure vital futures. That means we are able to give now to effect change yet will be active in our community for years to come.
We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling your gift with others. That means we gain economies of scale as well as the power of many contributions working towards a common purpose.
We believe that diversity is strength, so we bring the entire community together to stimulate new ideas, build participation and strengthen community philanthropy. That means we seek ways to be a leader in the area of non-profits encouraging youth, including citizens in our granting decisions while faciliating change.
We are transparent and reputable stewards of community resources, committed to being accountable, accessible and responsive. That means working with integrity for the benefit of our community.
We build community vitality - the unique and essential spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone. That means a strong community.
We facilitate giving back to the community that has given so much to all of us. That means a dedicated group of volunteers including the Board who care about how and what happens where we live.
We identify long-term needs and opportunities and invest in solutions that let our community guide their own future. That means acknowledging the present while working towards a better future.