Unique Opportunity – Canada 150 Matching Campaign – Don’t Miss Out!

Whether Starting a Fund, or Building Your Fund, we’ve got a Match for you. For quick facts on the Canada 150 Legacy Matching program, click here.

There are two ways to grow your gift. Here’s how!

Starting a Fund

The Foundation will give you up to $1,000 when you establish a Community Fund in your name.

How? When you donate $1,500 (before December 31, 2018), you will receive a $1,000 matching contribution to your Fund.

** Plus, choose the causes that matter to you and direct your annual giving to one of our Community Funds programs

Grow your fund. Make a bigger impact

Already a Fundholder? We’ll match your donation up to $5,000 by December 31, 2018 so you can become a Donor Advised Fundholder.

Whatever you choose – your contributions make a difference in our community today and for years to come.

Contact us to learn more!

Your Passion – Your Choice – Your Fund

So now that you know how to start a fund, what type will you choose?

We will work with you to find the option that meets both your financial and charitable objectives. The following are our Fund types for you to choose from.

Together we can make a greater impact. By choosing to give through The Foundation, your gifts are pooled with others and then invested and managed by professionals. This ensures that your contribution continues to grow – allowing you to give year over year, and build your own philanthropic legacy beyond your initial gift.

1. Donor Advised Fund

This is our most popular fund offering because of the flexibility it provides. On a year-to-year basis, you can choose to support your favourite registered Canadian charities or any of Oakville Community Foundation’s Charitable Causes. Through our Community Granting Program, our volunteer advisors will evaluate hundreds of grant applications annually on your behalf, ensuring your granting dollars will have the most impact.  Your granting can support many causes from Arts & Culture to Housing & Shelter, from Diversity & Inclusion to Health and Environment.  Or maybe your interest is in supporting Newcomers, Poverty or Recreation and Seniors.  The list is endless and we will work with you to meet your interests.

2. Community Fund

The Community Fund is our community granting fund, grown with the generosity of caring individuals and families who support the long-term vitality of our community. The Fund supports programs that align with our Vital Signs and Creating Vital Solutions work that strengthen the quality of life in Oakville and surrounds.

We want to thank those who have established a named Fund, within our Community Fund, to support The Foundation’s community building.

3. In Memoriam 

Donors who wish to set up a fund in honour of an individual, family or business can do so through a named fund. Donors who wish to establish this type of fund must provide a minimum balance of $2,500 for a Community Fund or $20,000 for a Donor Advised Fund.

4. Agency Fund 

These funds can be set up by registered charities and anyone may contribute to them. The income generated each year is sent back to the charities. There are several options with these funds including Investment Pooling Arrangement and Endowed, where funds are held and invested by the Foundation in perpetuity.

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Creating Your Fund

Find out how we can help you with your own personalized charitable fund