Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) is a public, charitable foundation created for and by the people of Centre Wellington. Our mission is to strengthen the Centre Wellington community by helping donors to achieve their giving goals, and by helping local non-profit organizations find resources to support their important work. We welcome your donation. All amounts, small or large, increase our ability to improve our local community of Centre Wellington.
The Centre Wellington Community Foundation’s Jack R. MacDonald Community Fund’s 2023 granting program has made two grants totalling $8,000 to local organizations. Grants supported projects that will have a positive impact within the former Village of Elora boundaries…. Read MoreLearn More
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Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) connects donors with opportunities that build a stronger, more vibrant community — now and in the future.
Centre Wellington Community Foundation offers a variety of giving options. Whether it’s setting up an endowment fund or contributing to our operating fund, an existing fund, or making a legacy gift, we will work with you to meet your financial needs and your personal philanthropic goals. Charitable tax receipts are issued for any gift of $20 or more. Centre Wellington Community Foundation Registered Charity BN: 859545295RR0001
Here are a few of the most popular ways to give:
Cash or Cheque
Cheques can be mailed to Centre Wellington Community Foundation, 75 Melville St, Elora , ON N0B 1S0.
E-transfer can be sent firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a charitable receipt, please include contact information in the memo line.
We have partnered with CanadaHelps to make credit card donating simple and convenient to make one time or monthly recurring giving through your credit card.
Publicly Traded Securities
A gift of publicly traded securities is the transfer of ownership of stocks, bonds or mutual funds to Centre Wellington Community Foundation. Did you know that if you own shares that have increased in value, the capital gains are taxable. However, if you donate these shares in-kind to Centre Wellington Community Foundation, the entire gain is tax-exempt. Email email@example.com for details.
By naming Centre Wellington Community Foundation as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, you can provide a sizeable future gift to the Foundation at an affordable current cost, without reducing what you give to family and friends through your estate. If you designate Centre Wellington Community Foundation as the irrevocable beneficiary or owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy, we will be able to provide you with an official receipt for income tax purposes for the amount of premium you pay each year.
RRSPs, RRIFs and TFSAs
Name Centre Wellington Community Foundation as the beneficiary of your Registered Retirement Savings Plan, Registered Retirement Income Fund or Tax-Free Savings Account and make a significant donation, while saving your Estate from paying probate tax on the proceeds.
Gifts in your will
A well prepared, up-to-date Will is important so that you can make your final wishes known. A charitable bequest in your Will can provide a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your Estate, or a gift of the residue, which consists of whatever remains in your Estate after gifts to your loved ones and all expenses have been paid. Centre Wellington Community Foundation will provide an official receipt for income tax purposes to your estate when it receives the bequest.
Here is some sample wording for a general gift to Centre Wellington Community Foundation:
“I give Centre Wellington Community Foundation (Charitable Number: 89481 8103 RR0001) the sum of $ __________ or __________% or the residue of my estate.” *
*This sample bequest language is provided as a resource only and Centre Wellington Community Foundation is not providing legal advice. To ensure that your will, or any codicil to it, is valid and takes full advantage of current laws, please consult your lawyer or notary.
For more information, please contact, Raymond Soucy, Executive Director,
Centre Wellington Community Foundation is a Registered Charity
Our CRA business number is: 859545295RR0001