The Foundation was established in 2001. It was funded by the proceeds from the sale of the Town of Forest PUC. The initial monies, approximately $1,200,000.00, are invested and has grown to over $2.6 million and approximately $1 million of it has been given to non-profit organizations, within the former Town of Forest, in the first 17 years.
The Foundation’s purpose, as a charitable organization, is to effectively attract and manage funds, to provide leadership in identifying and funding community needs in the former Town of Forest, significant or otherwise, and to help donors fulfill their philanthropic interests.
The Foundation’s objective is to leave a lasting legacy for our community by investing in its people, groups and organizations and the physical assets that make our community the special place that it is.
If you, or anyone you know, would like to know more about the services provided by the Foundation, we welcome enquiries.
The Forest Community Foundation is incorporated in the Province of Ontario and registered as a charitable organization. It is governed by a Board of Directors that is made up of highly qualified local volunteers. Utilizing the skills of dedicated men and women who volunteer their expertise enables the Foundation to render highly professional services at the lowest possible cost.
The Foundation works with the following financial, legal and accounting organizations that it can draw on for additional expertise:
● RBC Phillips, Hager & North Investment Counsel
● MPW Chartered
● Community Foundations of
There are numerous worthwhile causes in our community that would welcome financial support. You can direct your gift or endowment to support areas such as:
● Education ●Scholarships
● Health ● Recreation
● Heritage ● Children
● Youth ● Arts
● Culture ● Charities
● Social Services ● Community
…or any other causes you care to support.
An open invitation is extended to registered charities serving our region to apply for Foundation grants.
The Foundation offers a wide selection of worthwhile ways in which you can express your generosity to the community. The following are a few of the endowment methods you may consider to financially assist causes you wish to support. Endowments can take affect during your lifetime or be left as a part of your estate.
Typical sources of gift and endowment funds:
● Cash Donations ● Wills
● Pledged Donations ● Annuities
● Insurance Proceeds ● Trust Funds
● Stocks & Bonds ● Memorials
● Real Estate ● Other
We would be pleased to custom tailor an endowment to suit your wishes.