Smart & Caring Community Funds

Smart & Caring Community Funds

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

We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Certainly, no one expected we’d be coping with a global pandemic for over a year.

This is why unrestricted funds, like the Smart & Caring Community Funds, are so important. These funds generate income that can be directed to urgent, pressing needs in your community, year after year. There’s a Smart & Caring Community Fund for every region we serve. And supporting them with your gifts is one of the best ways you can build a strong, resilient community for generations to come. Thank you!

Supporting a Smart & Caring Community Fund is one of the best ways you can establish a living legacy for the community or communities you love.

To donate to a fund, simply click on the Smart & Caring Community Fund you’d like to support and you will be directed to a secure, online form.

Stratford Smart & Caring Community Fund
Doug MacDougald and Barbara Green Fund
John McNeil Fund
Kathleen Diehl Trust Fund
Nathan Alberts Legacy Fund
Peter and Dianne Hiller Fund
Rae Family Fund
Sinclair Family Fund
Vallis Family Fund

St. Marys Smart & Caring Community Fund
DesRosiers Family Fund
Estate of Michael Kennedy
McGregor Family Fund
McLean Taylor Construction Fund
Thompson Family Fund
Strathdee Family Fund
Veterinary Purchasing Fund

North Perth Smart & Caring Community Fund
Gray Ridge Egg Farms Fund
Julie Behrns Family Fund
Perth County Road Superintendents’ Association Fund
Ron and Susan Coghlin Family Fund
Trillium Mutual Insurance Fund
Uptigrove Family Fund

Perth East Smart & Caring Community Fund
Dowd Family Fund
Henhoeffer Family Fund
Perth County Road Superintendents’ Association Fund
Schneuker Family Fund
Smelski Family Fund

Perth South Smart & Caring Community Fund
Optimist Club of Downie Fund
Perth County Road Superintendents’ Association Fund
Ron and Lois McKay Family Fund
Wilhelm Family Fund

West Perth Smart & Caring Community Fund
MacDougald Family Fund
Perth County Road Superintendents’ Association Fund

Smart & Caring Community Fund (County-wide)
Established by a generous legacy gift from B. Julian (Bo) Sibold
Anne Walsh Fund
Gerber Family Fund

A Named Fund within a regional Smart & Caring Community Fund can be established for a donation of $5,000. For more information on Smart & Caring Community Funds, or to establish your own named fund, please contact our team at or by calling 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.