Giving as a Business
The Community Foundation can assist your business to develop and administer a strategic giving plan that aligns with your corporate priorities and creates a measurable impact in our community. Your company can outsource your entire charitable giving program, or a particular part of it to the Foundation, for expert management and maximum impact.
Create a Fund
Businesses can support the work of the Foundation generally by joining our Community Partners program for as little as $1,000 per year.
Or, you can make a bigger investment by establishing a named Business Advised or Community Fund with a commitment of $10,000 or more. This allows you to create a visible and permanent vehicle for your corporate giving.
With a Business Advised Fund, you pick what charity(ies) your fund will grant to each year; or you can choose to work with our grant team to fund local community projects that have been vetted by our experienced grant review team. These funding options give you a chance to gain broad recognition through your giving.
We are committed to making it as easy as possible for local businesses to create Business Advised Funds.
Ways to Give
To minimize transaction costs, the humble cheque still reigns. Please make your cheque payable to Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (or “CFKA”), and write your intended fund in the memo line. Send it to us at 275 Ontario Street, Suite #100, Kingston, ON, K7K 2X5.
For convenience you can’t beat online gifts. If you’re ready to make your gift now, then click here to be directed to our Canada Helps website, a trusted site for online donations. You have the option of choosing any one of our funds, giving ‘in memory of/in honour of’ instructions, and more.
Or, if you prefer, you can simply call our office and speak to a team member to make your donation over the phone using your Visa or MasterCard.
You can make a one-time gift, or sign up to make a regular monthly donation.
For maximum tax advantage, do you know that you can give gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) to avoid paying income tax on capital gains and maximize the amount of your charitable gift? It’s a true win-win situation!
A gift of publicly-traded securities is the transfer of ownership of stocks or bonds to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area. If you own shares that have increased in value, 50 per cent of the capital gains are taxable. However, if you donate these shares in-kind to the Foundation, the entire gain is tax-exempt.
We’re set up to make this easy for you, so contact us at 613.546.9696 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Click here to learn more and to get the authorization and direction forms.
Endowment funds that local businesses have established with us include:
- The Alcan Endowment Fund
Supports organizations serving North Kingston, with an emphasis on youth and civic activities.
- The Assante Financial Management- Fenlon Division Endowment Fund
Supports the philanthropic interests in Kingston and Area of the Assante Financial Management-Fenlon Division financial advisors.
- Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home Children’s Endowment Fund
Supports services for children in the Kingston area.
- The Kingston Whig-Standard Literacy Fund
Dedicated to supporting literacy services for children and adults in The Kingston Whig-Standard’s distribution area.
- Woodbury Enterprises We Care Charitable Youth Fund
Provides a source of support for projects that benefit children and youth.
To explore how we can help your company carry out your philanthropic efforts, call us at 613.546.9696.