Why Give to Our Foundation

Support the charities that matter most to you in perpetuity

› Create a family legacy that will inspire and educate your kids, grand-kids and their families in the importance of charitable giving and giving back to the community

› Capital donations are 100% attributed to the endowment fund

› You can participate in the process

› Grants are made only to qualifying charities under the Income Tax Act

› Community foundations practice planned, professional and perpetual charitable giving

Community foundations are audited annually

› All capital donations are 100% charitable tax-receiptable

› You can donate cash, securities, life insurance and other gifts to a community foundation

› A community foundation has membership in the national organization, Community foundations of Canada, that represents over 191 community foundations across the country

› Approximately $262 million was granted, collectively, from Canadian community foundations to worthy charitable organizations and charitable ventures in 2017

Ways to Give:

  • Cheque
  • Securities*
  • Estate Bequests
  • VISA
  • In-kind donations
  • Life Insurance Policies (Foundation named as beneficiary)
  • Cash

A community foundation can receive:

*Gifts of appreciated securities to a community foundation qualify for a 100% taxable gain exemption. Please contact the Foundation office at (905) 584-0895 for a personal consultation. The Foundation does not charge any up-front fees to start an endowment fund.