WE Charity and we charities.

What does the WE Charity scandal mean for the rest of us in the Charitable sector? Although there is a lot of discussion about the potential backlash against the entire charitable sector from this scandal, I would point out the absence of other charity leaders rushing to the aid of WE Charity in these discussions. […]

Giving is Great: But How Do You Decide on the Best Way to Give?

You have lots of choices when it comes to building up your Fund, or when you give to any of the Funds held at the Oakville Community Foundation. Depending on when and how you give, you’ll see different benefits, now, and in the future. To help you begin that decision-making process, here are some of […]

Tell Us What You Want, What You Really, Really Want

If you’ve decided to become a Fundholder, we can’t thank you enough for your generosity! We’re here to help you in any way we can. Giving back to our local community by supporting the causes that are important to you will have a tremendous impact both now, and in the future.  In some of our […]

The Fundamentals of starting a Fund

We’ll admit, the whole “planned giving, starting a fund, leaving a legacy” thing can feel a bit tricky. After all, you’re making significant financial and community impact decisions – not to mention, you want to create a legacy that keeps your vision of community impact alive. It’s a lot. And we understand. In our second article in the Estate […]

Building a Legacy of Giving: What way is best for you?

We started this blog series by contemplating the personal process and reasons of The Oakville Community Foundation’s own Sarah McPherson as she considered leaving a legacy for her community and the things that matter most to her.  It’s a very personal decision for everyone, and one that can seem financially daunting. But, as we discovered […]

When there’s a Will, there’s a way.

Here’s how you can get started on leaving your legacy today. Planned Giving. It sounds, well, planned. But how do you get started so that you have the planned part of your giving in place? You don’t need to be a financial planning wizard, and it won’t require a huge financial investment to get started […]