A Field of Interest fund enables donors to focus their giving in a particular charitable area (arts, environment, education, children, etc.).
By clicking on "Give Now!" you will be directed to the Canada Helps website. This online donating tool will guide you through the process of giving to the fund(s) that interest you! Alternatively, you may contact our office at 519-725-1806 ext. 3 to make a donation over the telephone.
The Visual Arts Endowment Fund - Brush with Art supports outstanding visual artists and visual arts organizations in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge.
The George Cluthe Fund's focus is on health services. It is for the benefit and betterment of people living in Kitchener, Waterloo and area.
The Lyle S. Hallman Fund
In November 1989, Lyle S. Hallman established a permanent endowment fund at The KWCF. Named the Lyle S. Hallman Fund, the endowment continues the tradition of philanthropy Mr. Hallman is best remembered by.
The Fund supports a wide range of programs and projects. Many of these continue to address Mr. Hallman's concern about prevention and help to build a legacy of philanthropy. Some examples include:
- Recreation and character building for youth.
- Opportunities for children of low income families to participate in recreation and character building.
- Funding major campaigns for hospital and other healthcare facilities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and City of Guelph.
- Major campaigns for universities or colleges in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and the City of Guelph.
The Music Fund was established to support music initiatives. It is for the benefit and betterment of the people living in Kitchener, Waterloo and area .
The Youth in Recreation Fund supports registered charitable organizations that encourage broad participation in healthy and safe community recreation activities for children and youth in Kitchener, Waterloo and area. Community recreation includes sport, recreation, fitness, youth leadership, camping/outdoor education, play groups, the arts, and cultural activities.
The Palliative Care Fund was established to support palliative care services. It is for the benefit and betterment of people living in Kitchener and Waterloo.
Merv Lahn devoted a great deal of time and energy to bettering community life in the cities in which he lived. He believed in the concept of community involvement in its deepest and most meaningful sense. A long time resident of the Kitchener-Waterloo area, he was President of Waterloo Trust before its merger with Canada Trust. After the merger, he remained with Canada Trust for 22 years, 12 of them as President. When he died in January of 1994, Canada Trust honoured his memory be establishing the Canada Trust Merv Lahn Community Development Fund. The Fund supports projects which create community economic development and help to increase self reliance and thereby create sound economic growth for Kitchener, Waterloo and area.
The Waterloo Region Record Literacy Fund provides grants to registered charitable organizations that support literacy services for adults, English language training for newcomers, literacy activities for children, and other activities that have a significant impact on literacy in Kitchener, Waterloo and area.
The Kids to Camp Fund supports registered charitable organizations that provide camping opportunities and are seeking funding for children in need of financial assistance to attend a variety of day, overnight recreational, and educational camps.
The International Plowing Match (1995) Fund supports registered charitable organizations whose services benefit the citizens of Waterloo Region and that focus on agriculture, health, and/or education.
The Woolwich Community Fund supports registered charitable organizations whose services benefit the citizens of Woolwich Township.
Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Fund
Established in 1998, the Youth Advisory Council Fund relies primarily on donations and fundraising dollars to support registered charitable organizations that truly benefit the youth in our community.