The Foundation provides a means for interested donors to support specific charities, fields of interest, specific geographic areas, scholarships or the general welfare of our community - forever. A memorial tribute gift to the Foundation not only honours the loved one, but can support their causes annually.
Many individuals and families establish funds with a community foundation at no cost, with a minimal fee maintenance alternative to a private foundation. See Community vs Private.
Donations to the Shuswap Foundation are held in a permanent capital fund, the earnings on which support projects in the Shuswap year after year. All donors are recognized in the reports and records of the Foundation unless they request anonymity.
The Foundation employs the services of an investment management firm to manage the $5.5 million currently held in the capital fund. View our Investment Policy.
People who like doing business "on line" will be happy to learn that the Shuswap Foundation has linked up with CanadaHelps.org to make donating really easy.
The advantages to using the on-line donation method are its convenience, and the fact that the written request to have the donation endowed in perpetuity is not necessary. The Canada Revenue Agency supports this method of making gifts to your community. Make an Online Donation
Note: Canada Helps collects a 3.9% service charge on each donation and submits the balance to the Foundation.