What Makes Us Unique
- We are a “360 degree grant provider”. We take a broad view of community in our granting programs and are proud to provide grants to all sectors of need that strengthen and enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.
- We serve and support ALL charities in Kingston & Area. Gifts to the Community Foundation benefit hundreds of local charities. All charities in the City of Kingston, any of the Frontenac Counties and Loyalist Township are welcome to apply for grants. To date, we have funded over 346 local charities through our Community Grants program alone.
- We invest our community in perpetuity. Our endowment fund model means that a dollar donated to us benefits the community forever. Working with individuals, businesses, and services agencies, we establish and grow permanent endowment funds. Funds are invested and income earned is used to provide charitable grants each year – forever.
- We offer many different mechanisms to help you achieve your philanthropic goals. We are all about encouraging and supporting philanthropy in our community. Whether you choose to give to us, or through us to another charity, we have a variety of ways to help you achieve your charitable giving goals. Talk to us about how we can help.
- We create and inspire community connections. We bring together donors and charities through events such as our Community Grants Celebrations, Speaker Series and publication launches. By fostering these communal connections, we strive to stimulate new ideas, build participation and strengthen community philanthropy.