Why set up an endowment fund? Because it’s a permanent legacy in your name – one that will keep working for the causes you care about for generations.
We can help you make your community.
Your legacy begins today!
Through the Niagara Community Foundation, donors create endowment funds that produce income to annually support their community long into the future. Our donors are paying forward by giving back. We now have 320 endowment funds created by families, businesses and groups from across Niagara. Donors make monthly, annual or one-time donations. And once a fund is opened anyone can make a donation to the fund, at any time, in any amount.
Beginning in 2017, to celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary, we thought a different type of gift could be created, something that could continue to grow and give back to future generations in our community. With a goal of establishing 150 new funds to support our community long into the future, we thought: “What about creating something that is affordable to show that anyone can be a philanthropist? And why not provide an opportunity to have immediate impact while building a family legacy for the future?”
Through our Make Your Mark campaign, we are inviting people to create an endowment fund to begin their legacy today to support their community for generations to come. Our endowment funds start at $5,000 and there are a number of ways to contribute that amount. Remember that the more you give, the larger the impact. Here is how you can help:
- Yes! I would like to contribute $1,000 per year for 5 years (just under $20 a week!) for a total of $5,000
- Yes! I would like to contribute $5,000 right now to begin helping people in Niagara immediately
- Yes! I would like to speak to the Foundation about donating another amount
- Yes! I would like to make a one-time gift to support the Niagara Community!