Every one of us is a product of our community. The communities we call home help make us who we are. Every community is the sum of the people who live within it – a unique mix of personalities, cultures and interests. The causes we care about, the time we invest, the people we bring together – they all shape our communities.
Anyone can give to these funds – $10, $100, $10,000 and the donations raised in each community stay in that community.
The Stratford Perth Community Foundation is building Smart & Caring Community Funds in each of our six municipalities. In 2015, Smart & Caring Community Funds were established in Stratford and North Perth. In 2016, Perth South and St. Marys launched their own Smart & Caring Community Funds with Perth East and West Perth following in 2017. Each Smart & Caring Community Fund is a sustainable funding resource that responds to the ever-changing needs of its community.
Help us make your Community Smart & Caring.
Help Build a Smart & Caring Nation, One Community at a Time.
There are many ways you can leave an impact in the community you call home. Below are a few options.
- Donate Now
- Create a campaign to rally your friends, co-workers and community around a Smart & Caring Community Fund that will be here for your community, forever.
- Leave your legacy with your community by naming the a Smart & Caring Community Fund in your will.
All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt.
For more information on Smart & Caring Community Funds, please contact Roxy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-271-1503
As patron of Community Foundations of Canada, the Governor General of Canada has asked community foundations to join his call to all Canadians to build a ‘smart and caring nation’ leading up to 2017. His vision inspired and motivated our movement and Smart & Caring Communities is our response.
“Join me in imagining our country as it could be…a smart and caring nation, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute, and develop their talents to their fullest potential.”
Former Governor General of Canada, David Johnston
Smart & Caring Communities is a landmark effort that brings our movement together around two goals: first, to ensure that every community has access to a community foundation by 2017 and second, that communities across the country have access to dedicated resources through Smart & Caring Community Funds established specifically to respond to local priorities.