In the simplest terms, community foundations are charitable organizations dedicated to improving communities in specific geographical areas. They do this by pooling the charitable gifts of donors to create endowment funds and using the investment income to make grants.
The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation is a proud member of Community Foundations of Canada - the national membership organization for the over 191 community foundations across Canada.
Community foundations provide a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals.
You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other assets to your community foundation. Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law.
You can support the issues and organizations you care about the most, all through your community foundation. For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact us.