Canada’s 150th $1.5 Million Smart & Caring Community Appeal
“We’ve raised $1.1 million to date – Help us reach our goal by the end of the year!”
A few years ago, the Governor General of Canada challenged community foundations across Canada to make this country a nation of Smart & Caring communities.
The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area took up his challenge by establishing a new fund – the Smart & Caring Community Fund.
This undesignated fund will help the Foundation provide grants to a wide range of charities addressing identified priority needs – important community projects that cannot be funded by our designated funds. Current priority areas for funding are: Getting Started in the Community, Food Security, and Community Engagement.
It is our hope that by targeting resources on a few identified priority areas, we will be able to help ‘move the needle’ on key issues in our community; now and as they may evolve over time.
For 2017, the sesquicentennial of Canada’s Confederation, we set out to build the Smart & Caring Community Fund to $1.5 million.
Thanks to the generosity of many people and companies, including our Founding Smart &Caring Donors, we have already reached $1.1 million of our $1.5 million goal.
With your help, we hope to reach our goal by the end of the year!
As a Foundation, we don’t often engage in active fundraising campaigns; but we did this year to leave a special, collective legacy birthday gift to our community – Canada’s first capital.
A very special thank you to our generous Founding Smart & Caring Donors who have stepped up with a pledge of $10,000 or more. Click here to learn how you can become one – and create a permanent legacy of your commitment to our community.
Founding Smart & Caring Community Donors to date:
Keith & Marilyn Banting
Gayle Barr & Peter Bryson
Elaine & Michael Davies
Michael Bell & Diane Fitsell
Chris Chard & Jenn Carpenter
In Memory of Mary Lynn Cruickshank
Albert & Christa Fell
Peter & Marisa Finnegan
Greg & Dorothy Fisher
Nancy & Bill Gray
Joan & Jim
Tim Kingston & Peter Kingston
Cheryl & Richard Kizell
Scott & Debbie Miller
Joan & Greg Mumford
Jim & Julie Parker
Robert Pritchard & Barb Caldwell
Dr. James H. Robins
Geoffrey & Danielle Sandiford
Vicki Schmolka & Gavin Anderson
Vivian & Howard Stone
Beth & Martin ten Hove
Glenn & Mona Warner
Estate of Bob Clark
Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham LLP
Estate of Larry Gibson
William James Henderson Foundation
KIMCO Steel Sales Ltd.
The KPMG Foundation
Estate of Geraldine Palmer
TD Bank Financial Group
Your gift, pooled with those from our other generous donors, will have a huge impact in our community – now and for many years to come.
Click here to make a gift today.