Our Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles
A vibrant creative community where everyone has the opportunity to take part in building a caring, healthy and culturally rich community.
We strengthen our community by connecting the generosity of donors with the energy and ideas of people and charities addressing local community needs.
Our Guiding Principles
Do more listening than speaking:
By listening we will better understand the needs of the community and our donors, and we will therefore be in a better position to respond.
We will be responsive to community needs now and as they may evolve or emerge.
We are entrusted to be good stewards of people’s donations; building and maintaining trust is essential in all we do.
Nurture our Relationships:
We will be more successful in our activities if we have good relationships with others.
We strive to serve the whole community- to do so, we will continue to learn about and from all community members by inviting and encouraging diversity.
Together is Better:
We believe we can accomplish more by working together, so we will work collaboratively with other stakeholders to minimize duplication and maximize impact.
We recognize that it is the contributions of many that enables the work we do; donors, volunteers, staff and partners, and we will express our gratitude for their support.
Our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement
The Community Foundation is committed to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. As part of that commitment, we are striving to expand our understanding of the consequences of inequity and a lack of diversity on the outcomes that we value.
We believe that the strongest communities are ones in which voices, ideas, and the unique perspectives of people from a diversity of backgrounds are sought out and truly heard. We recognize that the choices we make – about process, granting, governance, donors, and community engagement – serve as a reflection of our values and beliefs.
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Kingston, ON K7K 2X5