Maximizing the Local Benefit: Charity-Small Business Partnerships

  I was on an Imagine Canada webinar with other charity leaders featuring Dr. Judith Stein from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She advised charities to showcase their importance to the economy at this time. Bruce MacDonald, CEO of  Imagine Canada, gave our new Charity-Small Business Partnership Program a shout out […]

In Memoriam: Donald Noble.

The Foundation is saddened to announce the passing of one of our most admired founders. Without Don’s vision and leadership, community philanthropy would not have the deep roots in our Town that it does today. Don inspired philanthropy in his family and his friends, many of whom he introduced to the Oakville Community Foundation. Don […]

Planned Giving: All it takes is a little Will Power.

“When you pool your resources and work with The Oakville Community Foundation, they enable you to amplify your impact in the local community and beyond.” ~Bruce Burrows, Fundholder It’s not uncommon in everyday conversations to hear someone say: “I wish I could make a difference.” Or “I wish I could create change.” Or “I just […]

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 […]