This guide, written by an experienced grantmaker, and full of stories and practical examples from Canadian foundations of all sizes, is designed to help you to:
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Would you like to be more engaged in your giving? Do you want to have a sustained impact on your community or in an area that interests you? Are you looking for ways to involve others in your family? These are some of the questions you may be asking yourself if you are considering starting a foundation.
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Revised in a new edition, this guide by lawyers Laird Hunter, Susan Manwaring and Margaret Mason describes the legal considerations and regulations that foundations should take into account as they move forward in mission investing. The 2012 edition of this guide has been revised for Quebec by François Morin of Borden Ladner Gervais to add references to the Quebec Civil Code provisions regarding investments by charities.
2011 revision provides an outline of the core elements of good governance for Canadian charitable foundations and grantmakers.
April 2010 addresses the C/MI (community/ mission investment) component of responsible investing – a process whereby foundations directly invest some of their assets in social enterprises consistent with their mission.
Published monthly features stories and news about PFC members, Canadian and international philanthropy, and resources and useful information for grantmakers.
2003 to present provides case studies of how Foundations in Canada have contributed to the quality of life in their communities. Learn more about how grantmakers help their grantees bring new ideas and projects to life.