Many of our donors choose to support the unrestricted Community Fund, allowing grants to be given to a broad range of charitable groups and programs each year.
The unrestricted Community Fund allows us to create opportunities to improve K-W and area and forge partnerships to tackle our region's most pressing issues. The Waterloo Region's Vital Signs report provides us with a blueprint to invest - and take action.
A donor-advised fund allows donors to recommend to The Foundation's Board of Directors specific organizations to receive grants from their fund.
A designated fund allows donors to specify, at the time the fund is established, the charitable organizations they wish to support.
Field of Interest Funds
A field of interest fund enables the donor to focus charitable giving in a particular charitable area (arts, environment, education, children, etc.)
Student Award, Scholarship and Bursary Funds
A named scholarship or bursary fund can be established to support the continuing education or training of deserving students. Click HERE for more information on how to apply.
Charitable Organization Endowment Funds
A charitable organization may establish an endowment fund within the Foundation and invite additions to the fund by other donors. This allows the organization freedom from investment responsibility and gives donors the confidence of knowing that a permanent foundation is in place to professionally administer the agency's endowment.