Memorial Funds

How do you want to be remembered?

Your friends and family want to say goodbye and honour your memory. What better way than to set up a Legacy Memorial Fund that is aligned to your wishes and passions? It also makes it easier for your family and friends to celebrate you.

At the Oakville Community Foundation, we create Funds that operate much like a private foundation. This means you can leave a gift to Hospitals, Universities or any registered charity in Canada- year after year. By investing and growing the initial gifts, we create a legacy of giving, in your memory, that lasts.

A memorial fund helps to ease the burden on your family, and ensure your final wishes will be followed. We offer a couple of different types of Memorial Funds to meet your needs:

A Legacy Memorial Fund

This Fund can be named for your family or yourself and distributes annual grants to causes and charities you select. For these Legacy Funds, we take care of the administration, including establishing memorial scholarships. We also offer a personalized webpage, logo design and “In Memory” donor cards for your Legacy Memorial Fund.

A Short-Term Memorial

While similar to our Legacy Memorial Fund, this option allows you or your beneficiary to grant all the money collected, in lieu of flowers, over a short number of years to selected Canadian Charities.

We can set up your Fund and be ready to receive online donations in one day.

To talk more about establishing a Legacy Memorial Fund, please contact:

Sarah McPherson
Director of Philanthropy & Communications
905-844-3562 ext. 302 or email