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About Community Foundations of Canada (CFC)

Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations. Together CFC helps Canadians invest in making our communities better places to live, work and play. More than 85% of Canadian communities have access to a community foundation – from our largest cities to our smallest towns. Collectively we hold combined assets of more than $4.8 billion and we’ve put hundreds of millions back into communities.

CFC puts the strength of its philanthropic network to the best possible use for our communities and our country. CFC is championing the issues that matter to Canadians with an eye on the change we can make now and for future generations. CFC is exploring new ways to make a collective impact hand-in-hand with partners who share its vision.

The WECF is proud to be part of this national organization alongside 191 other community foundations across Canada.


Ten Reasons People Choose Community Foundations

We are a local organization with deep roots in the community, and part of a nationwide movement whose support we build and share.


We bring donors to the table as community builders, working closely with them to align their philanthropic vision with the community’s needs.


We identify long-term needs and opportunities and invest in solutions that let our communities guide their own future.


We take a broad and inclusive view of what a community is, and provide grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives.


We provide highly personal and flexible service, accepting a wide variety of assets and offering donors maximum tax advantage.


We build permanent funds and those that can respond to immediate needs, helping our communities ensure vital futures.


We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts.


We believe that diversity is strength, so we bring the entire community together to stimulate new ideas, build participation and strengthen community philanthropy.


We are transparent and reputable stewards of community resources, committed to being accountable, accessible and responsive.


We build community vitality – the unique and essential spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone.