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CREATING LASTING LEGACIES FOR THE COMMUNITY YOU CALL HOME.

With a donation to Elgin-St.Thomas Community Foundation you become a part of a group that believes in building a resilient and healthy community for today, tomorrow and forever.  Whether small or large, your gift can make a big impact because it will be added to the foundations pool of investments.  The income earned from these investments are then granted out each year to charitable organizations across Elgin County.  These organizations then have the capital needed to facilitate much needed programs improving the vitality of the community we call home.


Make a difference today! 

 
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WAYS TO GIVE

Each way has its own tax benefits, speak to your financial advisor to learn more.

BEQUESTS, GIFTS IN WILLS

Your gift is your life's legacy and provides ongoing support for your community, your favourite charity or charities, and your Community Foundation.

STOCKS, BONDS OR SHARES

We have a quick and straight forward process to transfer stock, bonds or shares to an existing fund or to set up a new Fund in support of your favourite charity. There are special tax advantages we would be happy to explain.
Eliminate capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for full market value!

LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES

Did you know you can transfer an existing insurance policy to the Foundation or a new policy can name the Foundation as a beneficiary? Let us explain how it works.

IN MEMORIAM

Donations can be made in the name of your loved one.  Ask your funeral director, or call our office.

RRSPS/RRIFS

Some people who work hard all of their lives are perhaps surprised to find they have more income than they require, or they become concerned with their level of taxation. A charitable gift to ESCF can be the answer.

ONLINE DONATIONS

Our online portal makes giving easy. Just choose the Fund you want to support and "Click and Go".

 

TYPES OF FUNDS

To create a fund a minimum of $15,000 is required.  You can start building your fund by making smaller installments until $15,000 is reached.  You can create a named fund within a fund for only $1,000.  However, if you don't want to start a fund you can still contribute to creating a lasting impact by donating to an existing fund or by setting up a monthly donation.

DONOR ADVISED FUND

Donors advise annually granting recommendations.

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DONOR DESIGNATED
FUND

Long term sustainable support to a designated charity/charities.  Each year the interest income earned will be directed to the charity of your choosing.

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GREAT-EST NEEDS FUND

Flexibility to direct grants where they will have the greatest potential to contribute to the community's well-being and vital life signs.  
Granting is guided by local data.

 

COMMUNITY FUNDS

Supporting charitable activities in a particular geographic region ie. Dutton Dunwich.  Local community members raise the funds and provide direction as to how the granting should be distributed.

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

Create a fund in your name or in a loved ones that will provide a student with financial assistance in continuing their education.  You may define field of interest and high schools within Elgin County to grant to annually.

AGENCY FUNDS

Charitable organizations can establish an endowment to provide a permanent source of funding for their essential programming.