Community Foundation Fall 2020 Newsletter

Community Foundation Fall 2020 Newsletter
October 29, 2020 Roxy Rae

Autumn. A time for reflection and gratitude.

This year has been nothing like we ever imagined but we have come together to support each other through the many challenges we have faced. At the Community Foundation we are grateful for the generosity and the kindness we have seen from the individuals, families and businesses in each of the communities we serve. We wholeheartedly thank you.

We invite you to take a moment to read the full Community Foundation Update from Heidi Culliton, Executive Director.

Wishing you and your families health and happiness.
Your Community Foundation Team 

Investing in our Community

The Community Foundation has supported organizations in 2020 through our Community Grants Program and through the first round of the Emergency Community Support Fund, click here for the list of grants to date. Grants from our Charitable Response Fund will be announced shortly – one major grant for each of the six regions served by the Community Foundation.

Emergency Community Support Fund

ECSF Round 2 applications will be accepted until October 30 with an additional $80,881 to be granted locally by December 15. To learn more, to share with a charity you care about, or to apply CLICK HERE.

We are committed to keeping our communities safe.

With the health and safety of our donors, sponsors, staff and volunteers in mind, the Annual Mayors Gala presented by BMO Financial Group, has been rescheduled to November 27, 2021. This is a necessary decision, but we are disappointed we will not be seeing you in person in January. The Mayors Gala is our primary annual fundraiser. If you wish to donate as we navigate these uncertain times, you can do so HERE.

Power. Peace. Planet.

On October 19, 2020 the Community Foundations of Canada released their three-part Vital Signs report on gender equality in Canada. Each report corresponds to a theme from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and Women and Gender Equality Canada’s Gender Results Framework: PowerPeace and PlanetVital Signs reflects the integration of the economic, social and environmental elements that are key to sustainable development, analyzed through the lens of gender equality.

2019 Community Report

Did you miss our 2019 Community Report? You can read it HERE

Start your giving legacy, today.

At this time of year many caring individuals and families review their finances and donate to their favourite charities. We can help with that. If you are ready to create your legacy, talk with your advisors about your specific circumstances then talk with us. The Community Foundation has the flexibility to ensure your philanthropic goals are met and your giving legacy will be here for today, tomorrow, and forever.

Donations can be made in many ways. The most popular forms of yearend giving are by cheque, by credit or by share transfer. Please contact Heidi or Roxy if you have any questions or would like to start your fund today.