Large or small, joining any fund is an investment in Cambridge & North Dumfries
Your donation to any fund is an investment in Cambridge & North Dumfries, forever. Large or small, as one gift or as a series of gifts over time, you are making a difference.
You are welcome to add your donation to any of our Funds – join with like minded individuals to support an issue or organization that is important to you.
If you are keen on supporting a wide array of projects, we have a fund that is ideal. Our Community Fund gets your investment working right away – providing our community with unrestricted dollars. You can read more about this fund below.
We are confident that there is a fund for everyone at Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation. We are here to help you make your difference.
Emerging Fund, a pledge over time
When you establish an emerging fund with CNDCF, you are making a pledge to your community over time. Choose any fund below and make your commitment to community. We will be able to establish a fund in any of the categories below with an initial donation and a pledge to meet one of the minimum donation levels as described below within five years.
The Community Fund is an endowed fund made up of gifts of all sizes. Unrestricted gifts allow the Community Foundation to respond with the greatest flexibility to our community’s needs and changing priorities. Here’s the great part; each year a dedicated and experienced Grant Selection Team works closely with local organizations and advisors to recommend grants that will have a lasting impact.
Named funds – a fund within a fund
If you or your organization is looking to start a Fund in your name or in the name of a loved one, the Community Fund provides our most affordable option. With a minimum donation of $5000, which can be pledge over 5 years, we can create a Fund in your name, under the Community Fund umbrella.
Donor Advised Funds
A great option for individuals and corporations, Donor Advised Funds give you the opportunity to participate in the grant making process. Working closely with the Foundation’s staff and Board of Directors, you may identify and recommend specific charitable organizations you want to benefit from your fund.
Corporate Donor Advised Funds provide a mechanism to celebrate landmark occasions while creating opportunities for employees to be involved in community philanthropy.
A minimum $50,000 donation is required for Donor Advised Funds.
Donor Designated Funds
You name it. Designate the charity of your choice (or more than one) to receive distributions from your Donor Designated Fund each year, forever. This fund allows donors to name one or more charitable organizations to benefit from the income generated by the fund; providing a lasting source of revenue for your favourite registered charities.
A minimum $10,000 donation is required for Donor Designated Funds.
Field of Interest Funds allow you to specify a field of interest to be supported without naming individual charities. By defining the charitable field, grants from these funds benefit your areas of interest, while continuing to be adaptable over the long term, to best serve the community’s needs. Grants from these funds are awarded by the Foundation’s dedicated Grant Selection Team.
A minimum $10,000 donation is required for a Field of Interest Fund.
Scholarship Funds are established in your name or in honour of an individual or business. They are used to support the educational costs of deserving students. We work with local schools and agencies to manage the application process and to issue the awards. The details are handled by us and the honour of presenting the award is yours.
Agency Endowed Funds
Agency Endowment Funds are established by charitable organizations to support their work. These forward thinking organizations realize that an Endowed Agency Fund will provide their organization with long-term stability. It also provides the agency with access to the investment expertise of our Investment Team and a closely monitored Investment Policy.