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Donors to CFC

As the national voice of the community foundation movement, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) offers a unique opportunity to have an impact in communities from coast to coast. Whether it's supporting one of our national programs, or strengthening community foundations in a particular region, or province, there are countless ways to make a difference for your community and others across Canada.

How to Support CFC

The Betsy Martin Fund

The Betsy Martin Fund is an endowment fund established by Community Foundations of Canada in memory of our friend and colleague Betsy Martin.  CFC is honoured to accept donations in Betsy’s name, as was requested by her family in lieu of flowers.

Betsy made a significant contribution to Community Foundations of Canada, and so many other organizations during her lifetime. She was a leader in a variety of fields over the course of her career, however the broad area of social finance was a driving passion of hers over the past decade.

Proceeds from The Betsy Martin Fund at Community Foundations of Canada will be used to support social finance related activities, projects and programs (e.g., social enterprise, environmental, policy development, etc.).  And, unlike many endowment funds, the capital of this fund can itself be invested in socially responsible, mission-related or other impact investments.

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The Monica Patten Endowment Fund

Pay tribute to Monica Patten, CFC's founding CEO, with a contribution to the Monica Patten Endowment Fund.

This permanent fund was established by Monica's colleagues and friends to support the ongoing operation of Community Foundations of Canada, so the organization can continue to dedicate itself to building and supporting the community foundation movement for generations to come. And thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, your gift is eligible for a 50% match.

The fund has already raised $200,000 and it’s not too late to make your contribution in the name of a great leader and friend.

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The All for Community Endowment Fund

As a donor to CFC you can help ensure that the community foundation movement, one of Canada's largest grantmakers, stays strong and sustainable for future generations. Thanks to the generosity and vision of a CFC donor, all gifts to our All for Community Endowment Fund will be matched - meaning for every $10,000 gift we receive, an additional $5,000 will go towards supporting Canadian communities and community foundations. Don't miss this opportunity to make your giving go even further.

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Supporting Canadian Communities

By supporting the membership organization for Canada's community foundation movement, you help us support communities and community foundations right across the country. Your gift will support CFC's internationally renowned National Programs like Vital Signs, Community Foundations and the Environment and Youth in Philanthropy. You will be directly supporting programs like these by providing CFC with gifts to support the building of capacity of our members to address these important issues. Please read our Case for Support to learn more about the impact of your support.

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You can also support CFC through planned gifts such as wills and bequests or by making a gift honoring someone special in your life.

Just call us or donate online now by clicking on the CanadaHelps logo above. Please remember to indicate any special instructions you may have in the appropriate sections.

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Many thanks to our friends and supporters

CFC could not support community foundations and communities across the country without the ongoing support and generosity of our donors and funders.