Since 1999, the WECF has made community investments of over $630,000 to create and sustain this beautiful waterfront space.
All donations, no matter how large or small, make a difference
To build a better Windsor-Essex community, the Foundation works with donors to build legacy funds. Donors can make gifts to existing funds or establish their own fund within the community foundation.
What makes the WECF unique from other charities is that we don’t spend your donation. Instead, your gift is held in perpetuity and only the interest earned from its investment is used to grant back to the community. This means that your donation becomes your legacy. Your one-time gift will forever remain part of the WECF, guaranteeing future gift-giving today and tomorrow.
Your gift can be directed toward an existing fund, used to establish a new fund, directed immediately to a community charity through a flow-through, or directed to one of our many programs. The foundation is happy to assist you in your gift-giving options. To understand the tax advantages for each gift type, both present and future gifts, contact us.
The WindsorEssex Community Foundation works closely with individuals, their professional advisors and businesses to facilitate charitable giving. One of the many ways donors can support their community is by establishing an endowment fund within the foundation. For a donor, creating a legacy fund is a way to show support for their community and the causes they care about, now and in the future. For the community, a legacy fund provides continual assistance for programs and services that promote and sustain a strong community.
The Foundation offers several types of funds, each designed to present something different to our donors that will suit their philanthropic objectives.
Establishing a fund at the WECF is an excellent alternative to creating a private foundation, cutting down on expensive overhead costs and benefiting from the foundation’s qualified and trusted investment team. It ensures your legacy continues on for generations to come.
Choose Type of FundThere are many different types of funds offered at the WECF
Name Your FundChoose a name that describes your fund and establishes your legacy in our community
Decide Where to Direct Disbursements from the FundDepending on the type of fund you establish, you may designate a specific charity or cause to support with your annual disbursements
Create and Sign your Fund AgreementThe WECF will craft a fund agreement, which you can then review with your legal counsel or financial advisor
Make Donations and Receive Tax BenefitsUpon receipt of your initial gift, you will receive full charitable tax benefits. All future gifts to the fund will receive a charitable tax receipt
Give Back to Your CommunityEach year, you can make grants based on the earnings of the fund
Art & Helen Scott Memorial Fund
Beautiful Words Literacy Endowment Fund
BERL Endowment Fund
Big Brothers Big Sisters Endowment Fund
C.M. (Bus) Lossing Greater Windsor Junior Sports Fund
Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch Fund
Canadian Slovak Villa Fund
Chad Ranni Memorial Fund
Charlene Allin & Dennis Rivard Encouragement Fund
Class Action Community Fund
Dorothy & Sydney Lawton Fund
Drs. Lillian & George Mok Fund
Elaine & Harvey Snaden Endowment Fund
Essex County Nature Managed Fund
Essex Region Conservation Foundation Managed Fund
Facca Endowment Fund
Fr. Matt Sheedy Scholarship Fund
Freed-Orman Families Fund
Friends Of Athletics Fund
Friends Of Ojibway Prairie Managed Fund
Gale & Irene (Knister) Taylor Scholarship Fund
Girard Riberdy Fund
GSC Community Impact Fund
H.C. Endowment Fund
Harding Electric/ Morris & Ruth Harding Memorial Fund
Hitchcock Family Foundation Fund
Hocktoberfest Legacy Scholarship Fund
Honey Family Foundation Fund
Inspiration 100™ Endowment Fund
Joan & Clifford Hatch Fund
Joe & Hazel Lacey Memorial Fund
Joel W. Jones Family Scholarship Endowment Fund
Kiwanis Music Festival Fund
Kolody Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
Larry Welsh Educational Scholarship Fund
Michael G. Solcz Community Benefit Fund
Michael G. Solcz Endowment Fund
People First Of Ontario Fund
Rotary Club Of Windsor (1918) Centennial Scholarship Fund
Sandra Beatty Endowment Fund
Sharon & Gary Kelly Scholarship Fund
Shawn Boxe Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sheila Blair-Mosley Foundation Fund
Solcz Group Inc. Community Fund For Children
Sunshine Point Camp Fund
The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation Managed Fund
Toldo Foundation Arts Fund
Toldo Foundation Arts Matching Fund
Waterfront Development Fund
Windsor Family Credit Union Fund
Windsor Classic Chorale Managed Fund
Windsor Public Library Foundation Fund
Windsor Symphony Society Managed Fund
Windsor Symphony Society Matching Fund
WECF Community Fund
Youth Endowment Fund
Youth Sports Support Fund
There are many ways you can donate to the Community Foundation
Making a gift to the WindsorEssex Community Foundation is a gift that keeps on giving! We provide several donation methods to support the causes you care about most. We provide personalized service, making your giving flexible and easy. Charitable tax receipts are provided for donations $20 or over. General, in memoriam, and in honour donations can be made with either a one time payment, or by providing ongoing support through a monthly gift.
Our charitable registration number is 890653595 RR0001
Donations by cheque can be forwarded to or dropped off at the WECF office located at 3200 Deziel drive, Suite 511 Windsor, on N8W 5K8. If you plan to drop off a donation, please call in advance: 519-255-6572. Please make all cheques payable to the WindsorEssex Community Foundation. As a reminder, we can only provide tax receipts to the issuer of the cheque.
Credit card donation are accepted over the phone. Please call 519-255-6572 and we will be happy to assist you. If you call outside of the hours 8:30am to 4:30pm, please leave your name, telephone number, date, and time of call and we will contact you the next business day.
We also accept donations online through canadahelps.org. Donating online provides a quick and simple way to provide gifts to your charity of choice immediately. One of the benefits of donating online through this platform is that you receive a tax receipt immediately after your donation is made. Click here to make a donation.
You can donate a specific amount, appreciated securities, the proceeds of life insurance or an RRSP/RRIF, a percentage of your estate or your estate in its entirety- gaining tax benefits and establishing your legacy in our community.