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Advisors / Starting a Fund

Starting a Fund

It is easy to help your client establish a named charitable fund and the task can be completed in less than a day.
  • Decide what type of contribution the client would like to use to establish the fund. A donor can contribute cash, securities, or other property. 
  • Select a name for the fund. Clients can use their own name, the name of a family member or one they invent. 
  • Designate current fund advisors such as the client and spouse, and successor advisors such as children. 
  • Complete and sign a simple governing document that we will provide and help customize for the donor.
  • Specify how grant disbursements are to be acknowledged: in the name of the fund or anonymously. 

Once a fund is established, donors may: 
  • Add to the fund at any time in any dollar amount. In fact, any donor may add to the fund at any time.
  • If a donor advised fund has been established, the donor may recommend distributions from their fund to charities, locally or throughout Canada.
To get started,explore a donation option or discuss a situation, contact us for further information.