Canada’s 150th $1.5 Million Smart & Caring Community Appeal

Aug 18, 2017

“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.

Help Us Reach Our Goal by Making a Gift Today!

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:

Tina Bailey

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

Jack Gilfillan

Virginia Gordon

Nancy & Bill Gray

Joan & Jim

Tim Kingston & Peter Kingston

Cheryl & Richard Kizell

Marc LeBlanc

Phyllis Mackey

Scott & Debbie Miller

Joan & Greg Mumford

Jim & Julie Parker

Robert Pritchard & Barb Caldwell

Dr. James H. Robins

Regina Rosen

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

Empire Life

Estate of Larry Gibson

William James Henderson Foundation

K-Town Tri

KIMCO Steel Sales Ltd.

The KPMG Foundation

Estate of Geraldine Palmer

TD Bank Financial Group


Click here to learn more about this challenge, and how you can help. 

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.

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