Types of Funds

Types of Funds

Unrestricted Funds
You can use your gift to meet ever-changing community needs – including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being – arts and culture, education, environment, health and social services, youth, seniors and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift makes it possible to respond to the community’s most pressing priorities, today and tomorrow. Our Smart & Caring Community Fund is an example of an unrestricted fund.

Field of Interest Funds
You can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. The arts. AIDS. Aging. At-risk youth. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift; our Board awards grants to community groups and programs that are making a difference in the area you select.

Designated Funds
You can direct your gift to a specific charity or issue area. Help provide ongoing funding for a senior centre, Museum or your favourite charity. You identify the recipient you wish to benefit through your gift; our staff manages the annual distribution of funds.

Donor Advised Funds
You can have ongoing involvement in the use of your gift. You work with our professional staff to identify ways to use dollars from your Donor Advised Fund to address the issues and needs you care about most. Your recommendations are submitted to our Board for approval; we then distribute grant dollars.

Agency Endowment Funds
An attractive option for local charities that currently manage or are interested in establishing their own endowment fund. An Agency Endowment Fund through the Foundation makes it easy and efficient to create and manage a permanent endowment for your organization. You build the fund. We take care of the rest.

Scholarship Funds
These funds are established to help students pursuing post-secondary education.