The Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our communities through collaborative efforts with compassionate individuals. Our approach centers on linking donors with charitable causes that align with their philanthropic interests, creating a sustainable legacy that will generate positive change today, tomorrow, and for future generations. Our donor-advised fund program thoughtfully invests donor contributions into an endowment fund, generating annual income that is granted to various charitable organizations throughout St. Thomas and Elgin County, thereby making a significant impact in our communities. Since our inception in 2004, we have remained unwavering in our commitment to make a lasting caring impact "For Elgin. For Ever."
Be the bridge between local donors and the needs of our communities.
Every member of the community has an equal opportunity to live a meaningful life.
WHY A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION?
At Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation we have a pulse on the needs of our community. We stay connected to charitable organizations and the programs available to create positive change for today, tomorrow and forever. We can help to connect you to your why? What matters to you? Whether it is a specific cause like mental health, women and safety, affordable housing and homelessness, animal welfare or arts and culture, we are here to help you give back and create a lasting legacy.
Create a fund today or donate to an existing one. Click here to learn more.
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10 Guiding Principles
We build community vitality.
We understand our communities.
We create opportunities for dialogue and inclusion.
We embrace partnership.
We tackle pressing issues.
We embrace diversity and foster renewal.
We grant for breadth and impact.
We build community assets and champion philanthropy.
We learn and share what we know.
We are responsive and accountable.