Reasons to Give

Anyone can be a philanthropist. You don’t need a great deal of wealth and it doesn’t have to be complicated. By giving through the Stratford Perth Community Foundation, you can provide important funding for your favourite charitable cause and take advantage of the Foundation’s vast expertise in ensuring that your gift supports our community’s most pressing needs.

The Stratford Perth Community Foundation strives to accommodate the philanthropic objectives of each donor – enabling them to give back to the community in their own special way.



  1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community, and part of a nationwide movement whose support we build and share.
  2. We bring donors to the table as community builders, working closely with them to align their philanthropic vision with the community’s needs.
  3. We identify long-term needs and opportunities and invest in solutions that let our communities guide their own future.
  4. We take a broad and inclusive view of what a community is, and provide grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives.
  5. We provide highly personal and flexible service, accepting a wide variety of assets and offering donors a maximum tax advantage.
  6. We build permanent funds and those that can respond to immediate needs, helping the community to ensure a vital future.
  7. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts.
  8. We believe that diversity is strength, so we bring the community together to stimulate new ideas, build participation and strengthen community philantropy.
  9. We are transparent and reputable stewards of community resources, committed to being accountable, accesible and responsive.
  10. We build community vitality – the unique and essential spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone.