Giving Strategies

At London Community Foundation, we make it easy for you to give strategically. LCF is known for its personalized service, in-depth community knowledge and creative giving solutions – all in support of making London and Middlesex County a stronger and more vibrant place for everyone.

By creating your own endowment fund at LCF, your gift will be invested in perpetuity – then the earnings will be used to drive community change forever to the causes that matter most to you. Our funds are multi-generational, ensuring your philanthropy lives on through your family, year after year. Our flexible approach means that we can assist you with your short- and long-term giving goals.


We’d be delighted to work with you to identify the giving strategies that best fit you, such as:


A cash donation.

Write a cheque, give by credit card or donate dollars and cents. Charitable tax receipts are issued for any gift of $20 or more. You can use this donation form or donate online and you can choose to give one time, monthly or by creating a pledge to fulfill your gift over time.

Life insurance.

You can donate a life insurance policy during your lifetime, giving more than may otherwise be possible and receiving the tax benefits now.


A gift of appreciated securities.

Not only does our community benefit from the donation of publicly traded securities in kind (e.g. Canadian stocks, bonds and mutual funds) but you’ll receive both a tax exemption (related to the capital gain) and a charitable tax receipt. Please use this share transfer form and contact us for information regarding the procedures involved in processing a gift of appreciated securities.

A gift in your will.

You can donate a specific amount, appreciated securities, the proceeds of life insurance or an RRSP/RRIF, real estate, a percentage of your estate or your estate in its entirety – gaining tax benefits and establishing your legacy in our community.

Charles and Jill Wright

Charles and Jill Wright

“London Community Foundation provides families with several options for creating ‘living’ giving for the present, and into perpetuity. The community foundation structure offers a turn-key approach that’s flexible and easy. LCF handles the set-up of your fund, and your family can decide what they wish to support in our community.”

Charles and Jill Wright
Donor-Advised fundholders
Making a Difference - C. & J. Wright Family Fund

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 For more information, contact Diane Silva.