Reasons to Donate

Good Reasons to Choose the
Campbell River Community Foundation

The Campbell River Community Foundation has come a long way over the years. Over this time we’ve seen a significant increase in support from our community members and in return have been able to support local causes for the better. If you would like to join in and help by making a donation of any size, you can do so here.

Local Organization

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.

Community Builders

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.

Invest In Perpetuity

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

Provide Grants

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.

Personal & Flexible Service

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.

Permanent Funds

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.

Multiply The Impact

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.

Unity In Community

We believe that diversity is strength, so we bring the entire community together to stimulate new ideas, build participation and strengthen community philanthropy. We seek ways to be a leader in the area of non-profits encouraging youth, including citizens in our granting decisions while faciliating change.

Transparent & Reputable Stewards

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.

Community Vitality

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.

Giving Back

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.

Long Term Needs

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.

Want to Donate?

Fund Development

You Can Make a Difference

You can create a permanent endowment for the betterment of Campbell River by way of two (2) basic funding arrangements available with the Foundation.

Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds
Restricted Agency Funds

The first type of fund is unrestricted whereby donors make a contribution to the Foundation and the Foundation’s granting committee recommends which local organizations will receive a grant from the income earned. An offshoot of this unrestricted fund is a field of interest fund whereby the donor indicates that the earned income can only be used to support certain groups such as those for youth or seniors, a sport, or the like.

The second type of fund is restricted whereby donors contribute money to the Foundation and the revenue generated is gifted back to the donating organization. We have invested funds for the Campbell River Museum and Archive Society Endowment, Centennial Park Preservation and Enhancement Fund, Greenways Land Trust, the Tidemark Theatre, The Campbell River Art Gallery, the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, and Trinity Presbyterian Church.  We pool our funds with the Vancouver Foundation. They provide us with responsible, prudent investment direction that comes with their years of experience and substantial portfolio size. This allows us to gain economies of scale and expertise not typically available to a foundation our size.

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