Brant Community Foundation

Community Benefit


Providing excellence in philanthropy for 25 years, the Brant Community Foundation has three main roles:

Endowment Building and Donor Service:  A gift to the community foundation is a gift that lasts forever. Community foundations connect donors with the issues and organizations that matter most to them.

Grantmaking:  Community Foundations support a wide range of causes – not just one sector or charity.  Our experienced team determines impactful grants that respect donor’s wishes.

Community Convening & Leadership:  Community Foundations cross many sectors and take an independent view of community issues, so they are able to champion the interests of the community at large.

Through the Brant Community Foundation, you have an opportunity to make a lasting difference in your community and to help shape its future.  The donation you make, whether it is a bequest in your will or during your lifetime, will be invested as permanently endowed funds to generate income for charitable purposes in the community, year after year.  When you set up a permanent fund with the Brant Community Foundation, you may select from the several different types of funds and choose an appropriate name by which the fund will be known.  We are key to unlocking the potential of your giving across Brantford, Brant County, the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

We have an exceptional team that has provided guidance to our donors for many years so that you can make a meaningful gift for you and your family.  Our goal is to help you to achieve your dreams for what our community can be through your philanthropy, and we are ready to help.

Our Impact

Brant Community Foundation has been making an impact across our region since it was established in 1997.  In our early years, our grants to local charities were modest.  The first year we granted saw $73,000 in grants reach charities in our community.  Today, we grant more than $700,000 each year.  Over time, the impact of grants is impressive, with $6.3 million reaching vital, hopeful, and essential programs.

Our inclusive approach means that we will grant across all sectors.  From health, older adults, children and youth, to arts, culture and heritage, and food and housing insecurity, the environment and community development, we make grants that really matter.  We work to ensure that all sectors in our communities can address pressing needs and help our communities to thrive.

Donors are the key to these community investments.  With an impressive endowment of $21 million, we invest these funds responsibly and grant according to our donors wishes.  We will work with you to create a fund that meets your needs and benefits the community so that it is great place to live, work and raise a family.  Think about the legacy you would like to leave and call us if we can help!

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Legal Name

Brant Community Foundation

Charity Number

88356 4494 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Creating an endowment fund through your estate allows you to leave funds to causes you care about in ways you never thought possible.  A designated gift will provide your chosen charity or cause with a long term, steady source of income to improve the lives of those they serve.  With an unrestricted gift, you provide Foundation with the flexibility to make granting decisions that address the changing needs in our communities, now and in the future.

Our Foundation will:  

Provide strong leadership in managing the endowment.  We work with an Investment Advisor to ensure responsible investing practices so that our funds can grow their impact over time.

Make grants according to your wishes.  Our expertise helps to create a framework for a fund that ensures that grants will be made in respecting your wishes today with flexibility that allows us to respond to future challenges.

Provide excellent service in setting up your Fund.  An experienced team assists you to set up a fund that meets your needs.  Whether a specific charity, a field of interest or an unrestricted gift to address changing community needs, we are here to help create a Fund that is meaningful to you.

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