The Foundation is pleased to hold over 230 named endowment funds for individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations supporting a wide range of local charities and causes.
You can make a gift of any amount to an existing fund that aligns with your interests or consider creating your own!
Click on the links below to find a specific fund or to discover a fund that aligns with your interests. Funds are divided by how and what they fund.
Funds that support our Community Grants Program
Grants are awarded through our competitive Community Grants program, benefitting a wide range of charities throughout Kingston and area. Project proposals are invited twice a year and are evaluated by our volunteer grants committee.
Community Funds – our broadest fund, supporting grants in all of our nine fields of interest. As a permanent endowment fund, your gift will be pooled with others to benefit our community forever.
Smart & Caring Community Funds – invest in local projects that address identified priorities in our area. Established as our first ‘enhanced spending’ or ‘spend down fund’, this fund was designed to get more money out into the community each year where funds are needed most and our impact can be greatest.
Field of Interest Funds – funds which support a specific field of interest, based on the donors’ interests.
Funds that support Specific Charities
Annual fund payouts go directly to the charities as established by the donors.
Agency Funds – funds established by local registered charities. The charity benefits from the annual income from the fund to support their on-going operations, providing them with a reliable source of annual funding.
Donor Designated Funds – funds established by donors to support specific charities of their choosing.
Operating Endowment Funds – a fund that supports us, the Community Foundation, and the ongoing work that we do.
Donor Advised Funds – funds established by individuals, families or organizations that allow the donor to advise on the charities/projects that receive grants from their fund each year. Donors may give to any registered charity in Canada.
Need help finding a fund that aligns with your interests? Or interested in exploring how you could create your own fund? Contact us at 613.546.9696 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts to any of these funds can be made online using the link below, by sending a cheque payable to “Community Foundation for Kingston & Area” with the fund name in the memo line, or by calling the Foundation office with your credit card number. Gifts of securities can also be made to take advantage of the income tax benefits.