Types of Funds

Make an impact now and forever!

Giving to London Community Foundation is like contributing to a savings account for the commuity - one that keeps on giving!

Gifts are invested and forever held in an endowment. Each year, the income gained from the endowment principal is distributed to the causes that are closest to our donors' hearts, allowing you to make an impact now and forever. Through prudent investment and due dilligence in grantmaking, the Foundation is able to ensure your wishes are respected in perpetuity.

London Community Foundation is dedicated to making your experience of personal philanthropy meaningful. Whatever your philanthropic goals may be, we are committed to offering customized service, making your giving flexible and easy.  

Here's how you can give:

  • Smart & Caring Community Fund- improves the overall well-being of our community by granting to the issue areas that need it most. This is a permanent source of community capital, ready to address the most pressing issues - now and forever.
  • Donor Advised Fund- functioning like a private foundation, a donor advised fund allows you to choose which charities to support each year.
  • Donor Designated Fund- you select your favourite charities and we ensure they're supported, forever.
  • Social Impact Fund- provides financing to social enterprise projects and organizations that are looking to improve the community and can demonstrate a social return or value. 
  • Gift in Your Will - a gift through your will that allows you to support your favorite causes even after you are gone.
  • Field of Interest Fund- target gifts to address an issue area that you feel is important to community life, with granting that lasts forever.
  • Registered Charity Fund- allows registered charities to create their own endowment, building a sustainable source of funding for their organization.

To learn more about other ways to give, contact Diane Silva, Director of Philanthropy: t:519-667-1600 ext. 207 e: DSilva [at] lcf [dot] on [dot] ca