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Funds / Community Funds / Overview
While the Foundation was established to serve all the communities in Niagara, we recognize that our region is made up of many different communities, each having a unique history. We have worked with donors and volunteers in a number of communities who expressed interest in creating a fund to help charities in their home town. As a result, a number of Local Community Funds were created. Gifts to these funds are endowed and held in perpetuity to support their local community.

The earnings on these funds enable our Board of Directors to respond to current needs in the local communities through the provision of grants to charities providing programs and services at the local level.

Local Community Funds have been established for Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara West, Pelham, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland, Wainfleet. Just as each of our communities is unique, so too are each of our community funds. Donors can establish a named fund within any Community Fund with a $5,000 gift. Donors can also establish donor advised, community impact and donor designated funds within a Community Fund.