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New Fund Supports Rural Residents | Community Foundation for Kingston & Area

New Fund Supports Rural Residents

Dec 16, 2021 | Featured, Foundation News/Updates

New Fund Supports Rural Residents

Rural Frontenac Community Services (Rural Frontenac CS) embraces the meaning of community with a team of compassionate and dedicated individuals connecting people of all ages to a wide range of services enabling them to live rural life to its fullest.

With a commitment to contributing to strong, healthy communities, Rural Frontenac Community Services is known as a leader in responding to issues specific to the rural communities of Frontenac County.  They have been providing delivering a wide range of social services to children, youth, and seniors for over 40 years.

The RFCS Board decided to leverage the Foundation’s matching grant opportunity to partner with us to manage and grow a small endowment fund it already had on the books, but which wasn’t having much visibility or impact. In 1994, their Board of Directors established an endowment fund with $2,500 for the purpose of providing financial support for programs, projects and volunteers within the Frontenac Area.

“Working with our existing endowment fund of $2,500 and updating its Terms of Reference will allow us the greatest flexibility for use of the funds, and for the Foundation to manage the endowment on our behalf.   We are excited to be working with the Community Foundation to fundraise $7,500 in new gifts, that the Community Foundation will match up to a total of $10,000” said Louise Moody, Executive Director or RFCS.

The Rural Frontenac Community Services Endowment Fund will help the agency respond to needs identified by the community and provides a means for community members to invest in their community by:

  1. Assisting with the start-up of special projects and services
  2. Purchasing special requirement needed
  3. Supporting training and professional development activities for staff and volunteers
  4. Reducing barriers to participation of residents in their communities

To learn more about Rural Frontenac Community Services click here.

Donations to their new 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 “Rural Frontenac CS 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.

Donations received (or postmarked) by Dec. 31st will be matched dollar for dollar by the Foundation, up to a total of $10,000.

275 Ontario Street Suite #100
Kingston, ON K7K 2X5
Phone: 613.546.9696
Fax: 613.531.9238
Email: info@cfka.org

Community Foundation for Kingston & Area