What is the Maple Ridge Community Foundation’s registered charitable number?
Who runs the Maple Ridge Community Foundation?
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, a part-time Executive Director and a part-time Administrative Assistant. The Board members are well-known and respected individuals who have developed broad community experience through their involvement with various business and civic activities.
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation’s Board is comprised of twelve directors who are appointed for three year terms by the Board Development Committee. The committee seeks out qualified individuals and presents a slate to the Board for approval at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting. A director may sit on the Board for a maximum of nine years.
Who gives to a Community Foundation?
Where does the money go?
The Community Foundation itself is not the object of donor’s philanthropy, but is the vehicle by which donors can fulfill their charitable objectives. Through its grant program, the Maple Ridge Community Foundation is committed to nurturing, supporting and strengthening the community. Grants are made to charitable, not-for-profit organizations recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency.
Grants are made in support of, but not limited to, social services, health, arts, education, recreation and the environment. The annual earnings of many of the funds under the Community Foundation’s care are disbursed according to advice from the donors to those funds.
Which charitable causes or organizations does the Maple Ridge Community Foundation support?
What is an endowment fund?
Why establish a Donor Advised Fund instead of starting up a private foundation?
What type of asset can I use to make a donation?
Is there a minimum donation amount?
You can contribute any amount to our existing endowment fund or field-of-interest funds.
If you want to create your own endowment fund, the minimum donation is $10,000. The Maple Ridge Community Foundation recognizes that this may be difficult for some individuals and offers the option to establish an endowment and fulfill your $10,000 financial commitment over time. Please contact the Maple Ridge Community Foundation directly if you are interested in this option.
How can I make a donation?
Donations can be made on-line, or by printing a copy of the Maple Ridge Community Foundation’s Donation Form, completing it and then dropping it off or mailing it to the following:
Maple Ridge Community Foundation
c/o PO Box 370
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 8K9
|Or drop-off at:
EPR Certified General Accountants
22377 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3J4
If you want to create your own endowment fund or if you’re interested in setting up a regular, automatic giving plan, please contact our office at 604-466-3312.
Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation will issue a tax receipt for every gift made to the Foundation.