Starting a Fund

Make a Lasting Gift to Your Community

The purpose of the Stratford Perth Community Foundation is to help people from all walks of life support causes that are important to them. Are you grateful to the community where you live and want to give back? Do you want to leave a legacy after you are gone? We can help you with these and any other reasons for giving.

Regardless of the type of gift, its size, or whether it is made now or in the future, your gift will continue to benefit causes and organizations in the community for many years to come. All gifts are pooled and invested, unless designated to support the Foundation’s day-to-day operations. Through grants made possible through income from endowed funds, your initial gift keeps on giving.

The Foundation offers various giving methods and fund options to assist you in making a meaningful and lasting gift to the community.

Creating a Fund

Each individual, family, or organization we work with has unique charitable interests…and unique financial circumstances. We help you make the most of both, so you receive the greatest return on your community investment. Tax exempt donations can be made in almost any form. They can be made in your lifetime, by bequest or gift of life insurance. There are a variety of giving methods tailored to your unique situation.

As a donor, you can create your own fund or contribute to one already established. Your fund can be named or anonymous. A named fund can be established in your name, or in the name of your family, your organization, or anyone you wish to honour. There are various fund options from which you can choose. All grants distributed from your fund – today and in the future – are then awarded to charities in the name of your fund. It’s a great way to always be involved with your favourite causes and be remembered for your community investment.

Your fund can support a variety of sectors or geographic municipalities of Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County. You may also wish to keep it unrestricted – allowing the funds to be directed to the ever-changing needs of yourcommunity. Whichever you choose, your gift will keep on giving to meet local needs year after year.

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The Stratford Perth Community Foundation enriches the lives of people in Perth County by providing support to charitable organizations through grants made possible by responsible stewardship of endowment funds.