Starting a Fund

Gifts are often made to existing named funds at the Foundation.  However, many donors wish to create their own named fund as a lasting tribute to their family or business, to memorialize a loved one, or to highlight a community cause.

You can start a named fund with a substantial gift now or with a small amount of capital ($5,000 over three years) thus creating a container gift for additional gifts in the future or a future bequest. A fund agreement can be drawn up to reflect your exact intentions so the Foundation will be able to act upon your wishes.

The Foundation can also be named as beneficiary and/or owner of life insurance policies, beneficiary of RRSPs, RRIFs, or as a beneficiary in your will. The Foundation will work with you and your financial advisor to discuss any of these options in detail and always in the strictest confidence.