Why a Community Foundation?
There are more than 190 community foundations in 85% of communities across Canada with almost $5 billion currently under management invested to build stronger communities for all of us.
Community Foundations play a crucial role in how people give back where communities need it most. We connect people, families and companies with causes that inspire them. We pool resources, knowledge and expertise, working with others for even greater impact. And we help donors realize their philanthropic goals by matching their interests with community needs and finding innovative ways to make every donation count.
The Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes will team up with Community Foundations Canada to help put the strength of our philanthropic network to the best possible use.
Our Specific Focus: Our Local Gaps!
The Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes will provide opportunities for donors to create their own legacies by addressing long-standing gaps in local services and infrastructure.
The Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes began consulting existing charities to prevent duplication and avoid “competition”
Donors will be able to make a difference in areas of specific, unaddressed, high-need that interest them including.
Our Unique Approach: Two Streams
The community foundation will be managed and governed by sophisticated professionals with expertise in financial services, business entrepreneurship, and project management.
Among the key strengths of this foundation is a collaborative relationship with the City of Kawartha Lakes and existing local social services and economic development agencies.