Smart & Caring Community Funds

Smart & Caring Community Funds

It’s easy to support your home community with a Smart & Caring Community Fund.

Many of our generous donors don’t necessarily want to set up a fund of their own, they just want to help people in their home community.

This is why we created the Smart & Caring Community Funds. These are unrestricted funds whose income is available to meet the most pressing needs of each community. Anyone can give to these funds – $10, $100, $10,000 and the donations raised in each community stay in that community.


Donating to a Smart & Caring Community Fund is one of the best ways you can establish a living legacy for the community (or communities!) you love.

There are many ways you can leave an impact in the community you call home. Below are a few options.

  1. Donate Now

    Stratford Smart & Caring Community Fund 
    St. Marys Smart & Caring Community Fund
    North Perth Smart & Caring Community Fund
    Perth East Smart & Caring Community Fund
    Perth South Smart & Caring Community Fund
    West Perth Smart & Caring Community Fund 

  2. Create a Campaign
    Rally your friends, co-workers and community around a Smart & Caring Community Fund that will be here for your community, forever.
  3. Leave Your Legacy
    Name the a Smart & Caring Community Fund in your will or through a gift of life insurance.

For more information on Smart & Caring Community Funds, please contact Roxy at or 519-271-1503

Stratford Perth Caring Communities

The Stratford Perth Community Foundation is one of the over 191 Community Foundations across Canada dedicated to facilitating philanthropy at the local level. This video shares the story of just a few of Perth County’s caring citizens committed to strengthening community vitality through philanthropy — now and for generations to come.

Smart & Caring Communities

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.