Kingston Interval House Fund
We are pleased to welcome Kingston Interval House (KIH) to the list of charities that the Community Foundation manages endowment funds for.
Kingston Interval House has been responding to the needs of abused women and their children in our community since 1975. They provide 24-hour safe emergency shelter, community-based counselling services and Second Stage Housing to women, youth and children who have experienced violence.
Violence against women is unrelenting; indeed, domestic abuse has been amplified by the pandemic. With the demand for services growing, the increased complexity of need deepening and finite resources, building an endowment fund is one strategy that Kingston Interval House is embarking on to ensure they are always there to respond when a woman calls them for help.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Community Foundation to establish and grow the Kingston Interval House Fund. This partnership will help our organization to ensure it has the long-term, reliable funding it needs to continue its work in achieving its mission of ending violence against women” said Pam Havery, KIH Executive Director.
By establishing their fund now, they are taking advantage of the unique matching gift opportunity offered by the Community Foundation to help local charities develop their own reliable source of annual funding as part of their long-term recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.
A dollar-for-dollar match of up to $10,000 is available for gifts received up to December 31, 2021.
Donations to the Kingston Interval House Fund can be made in many convenient ways:
- on-line through Canada Helps (see donate now button below);
- by cheque payable to: Community Foundation for Kingston & Area
with “Kingston Interval House Fund” in the memo line;
- by credit card, by calling the Foundation office at 613.546.9696;
- or, for maximum tax advantage, gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds). Please contact the Community Foundation office for details.
Note: Any woman or child experiencing violence can call their Crisis Line at (613) 546-1777 OR 1(800) 267-9445.