A principal sum, permanently set aside and invested by a charity, with only the income used for charitable purposes. Gifts are pooled and invested and form community assets. Earnings from these assets are granted back into the community each year to registered charities. Your gift – and all future earnings from your gift – is a permanent source of community capital, helping do good work today and in the future.
Under the Income Tax Act, qualified donees are organizations that can issue official donation receipts for gifts that individuals and corporations make to them.
They are as follows: a registered charity; a registered Canadian amateur athletic association; a housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged; a Canadian municipality; the United Nations and its agencies; a university that is outside Canada that is prescribed to be a university the student body of which ordinarily includes students from Canada; a charitable organization outside Canada to which Her Majesty in right of Canada has made a gift during the fiscal period or in the 12 months immediately preceding the period and Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province.
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.