Individuals and businesses alike are discovering the many ways of donating to the Community Foundation and the many benefits gifts can make to the community. The Foundation offers a number of different options in making a gift to strengthen and enhance the quality of life in the Greater Kingston area and beyond.
Gifts of Cash
The most immediate way of donating to the Foundation is with donations of cash, cheque or credit card. Many of our donors find this route appealing as the funds are invested immediately to begin accruing interest and the donor receives tax savings on his/her next return. To donate by cheque: please mail or drop off cheques, payable to The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area to our office at 165 Ontario Street, Suite #6 Kingston ON K7L 2Y6. If you wish to make a donation to a particular fund, please specify by writing the name in the 'Memo' line of the cheque. To donate by credit card: Donations by Visa, Mastercard and American Express can be made by telephone at 613.546.9696. You may also stop in at the Community Foundation office and one of our staff members will assist you.
To have information about donate online, click on the link.
through CanadaHelps.org: choose your amount, the frequency, the fund and the instructions.
Gifts by Bequest
A number of our donors have decided to leave a gift to the Foundation through a bequest, which is a donation noted in a Will. Often these gifts are specified dollar amounts or percentages of the residue. The Foundation receives the donation upon the death of the donor. If you are considering leaving a legacy to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area in this way, please contact Executive Director Tina Bailey at 613.546.9696 to discuss your gift.
Gifts of Insurance
Another way of benefiting the community through the Foundation is with a gift of Life Insurance. This method is useful to donors who are interested in leaving a significant gift in an economical cost to them. Benefactors can donate an existing policy to or purchase a new one for the Community Foundation; or keep ownership and name the Foundation as a beneficiary. Please contact Tina Bailey at 613.546.9696 or your Professional Advisor for assistance in deciding which option is best for you and your family.
Gifts of Securities
One of the most cost-effective ways donors can make a gift to the Foundation is through the transferring of bonds, shares, warrants and options listed on a prescribed stock exchange; mutual fund shares/units and segregated fund units; and / or prescribed debt obligations. Interested? Contact or have your Professional Advisor contact Tina Bailey at 613.546.9696.