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Make a donation to the Community Fund

It has been a tough year for grantees, and donations to any of our 36+ funds will continue to help build resilience in our community.

However, we would like to encourage donations to the Community Fund. The money raised will be invested indefinitely and proceeds of the investment will be distributed by the Caring Community Grants Committee.

Why build the Community Fund?

Well, as it stands, the Community Fund has the most flexible granting model, meaning that the grants committee can simply fund the activities and programs with the greatest need without specific parameters. And with a very new normal in the midst, we estimate that we will see unexpected need that could truly use flexibility in granting.

The power of endowment

The Environmental Legacy Fund (ELF) is a strong example of what endowment can do. The ELF is our largest fund; and it has granted out more than $1,677,166 in proceeds to many non-profit organizations over the last 20 years. We think that’s amazing. Yet, it didn’t happen over night, it took a significant push to build an endowment that now grants more than $100,000k per year.

The foundation sees the potential in supporting the Community Fund which grants to charities who serve to support the health and safety of community members.

A goal of $500,000 to the Community Fund for 2021

In 2021, we are embarking on a Community Fund campaign to raise $500,000. This endowment will bring us closer to making significant grants to support community members well into the future.

We know you’ve made incredible contributions during the pandemic and we thank you for meeting our community with generosity, admiration, and compassion through 2021.

Give to the Community Fund to support flexible granting that addresses evolving community needs by supporting charities who are making a present-day impact.

For more on the impact of granting, visit our news page.

Make a Donation

Your gift will support long-term needs and opportunities, investing in solutions that strengthen our community now and in the future. You give to the causes and charities you care about, knowing that our expertise and community connections will ensure your gift has the most meaningful impact.

The Whistler Community Foundation appreciates gifts of all sizes and uses a carefully crafted investment policy to add your gift to a pool with other donors to maximize growth and minimize costs. You will make a lasting difference, working together with us to build a stronger, healthier and more vibrant community for everyone.

If you do not see an embedded donation form, please go to our Canada Helps Donation Page.

Tax Benefit

The Whistler Community Foundation is authorized by the Canada Revenue Agency to issue charitable receipts for income tax purposes for gifts of cash, cheques and securities, during the donor’s lifetime or later by bequest in a will.

We recommend you speak to your lawyer or professional financial advisor regarding the ways to maximize your charitable tax benefit for yourself and your family.

Canada Helps has a calculator to estimate the tax credit a donor will receive for monetary donations to registered Canadian charities.

Legal Charitable Name: Community Foundation of Whistler
Charitable Registration Number: 871748943 RR0001 BC

The Whistler Community Foundation is a proud member of Community Foundation of Canada 


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