Build Your Legacy With Us

The Norfolk Community Foundation is an incorporated public foundation with the objective of accumulating capital, earning investment income and using this income to make charitable donations in Norfolk County.

Norfolk Community Foundation PO Box 999
Simcoe, ON N3Y 5B3 - 519-428-0170

contact@norfolkcommunityfoundation.com


GIVE FUNDING

  • Make a cash contribution below
  • Donate stocks with capital gains
  • Life insurance policy naming NCF as beneficiary
  • NCF recognized in personal wills
  • Disposition of estates over a number of years
  • Create a named or family fund
  • Create a corporate endowment

GET FUNDING

  • Fund worthwhile projects
  • Help your community
  • Make Norfolk a better place to live and play
  • Give back to the community
  • Make a budget and timeline of plans and ideas
  • We supply financial support
  • Make your project cost effective

The foundation was formed in 1986 and has accumulated capital of:

$3.2 Million

Donations made to recipients in Norfolk County annually exceed:

$100,000

Donations We Have Made

Hal-Nor Alzheimer Society

Cheque to Alzhimer

This gift was made possible from the Doug & Starr Demeyere Fund. We are very grateful to have their support to keep this donor-funded program operating in our community.

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Lighthouse Festival Theatre

Cheque to Lighthouse Theatre

The marquee welcoming visitors to Lighthouse Festival Theatre shines brightly thanks to the support of community partners like the Demeyere family and the Norfolk Community Foundation.

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Norfolk Refugee Association

Cheque to RFA

Waterford United Church voted to join a large group of churches and community members as part of the Norfolk Refugee Committee (NRC). The NRC initially committed to sponsoring three refugee families.

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Some Recent Work In Our Community

We have donated to these local organizations

Big Brothers & Sisters
Delhi Community Health Centre
H-N Senior Support Services
Kinsmen Club of Delhi - Quance Mill Renovations
LaSalette Area Rural Roots Community Hall
Lighthouse Festival Theatre
Long Point Conservation Authority
Lynn Valley Trail
Lynwood Arts Centre

Norfolk County Youth Soccer Park
Norfolk General Hospital
Norfolk General Hospital Foundation
Norfolk Historical Society
Norfolk Musical Arts Festival
Norfolk Pregnancy Centre
Norview Lodge Garden Project
Port Dover Elmer Lewis Parkette
Port Dover Kinsmen Club Park Pavilion
Norfolk Association for Community Living

Port Dover Public Library
Port Dover Sports Park
Port Rowan Heritage Association
Port Rowan Waterfront Park
SCS Rising From the Ashes Campaign
Simcoe Minor Baseball - Batting Cages
Waterford Old Town Hall
WDHS Score Board
Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition

General Fund Donations

If you would like to donate to our "General Funds" account that is managed by our Board of Directors please click the icon below and follow the instructions. Your dontation will join hundreds of others that help our community in so many ways.

Thank you for doing your part

Featured Funds


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Matt O'Donnell Fund

Matt O'Donnell was in the prime of his life when he passed away tragically in the fall of 2017. Matt had an enormous heart and was a great sportsman and community volunteer. Matt was a firefighter and paramedic. He was especially interested in helping children with special needs.

He left his many friends and family far too soon.

A memorial donor advised fund has been created in Matt's name. Matt's family will act as donor advisors to ensure annual donations are directed to causes that would have been special to him.

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Doug and Starr Fund

Doug and Starr Demeyere were exceptional community builders and supporters. From sponsoring teams, helping individuals, donating to community charities or working on volunteer boards, the Demeyere's could always be counted on to be front and centre with their support.

Unfortunately they passed away in a house fire in 2015.

A memorial donor advised fund has been created to continue the good works of Doug and Starr. Their children Derek and Khristy are the donor advisors selecting donations made form this fund.

Student Bursaries & Scholarships

We now have a number of endowed funds, whereby the income earned on the principal amount is available for use by the Foundation for qualified activities specified by the contributors or the Board of Directors. These endowed funds include the following:

Century Fund

Established during the 100th reunion of SCS and awarded to a SCS graduating student entering a post-secondary education program who is in financial need.

Kilpatrick Scholarship Fund

Awarded to a Norfolk County graduating student entering a post-secondary education program and advancing in the studies of business.

W.B. & Christie Jackson Fund

Advance and promote undertakings of a cultural, educational and environmental nature.

Hazel Race Education Fund

Initially established by John Race and subsequently partnered with Norfolk General Hospital with a focus on furthering the education of NGH staff.

Mabel O'Brian Scholarship Fund

Awarded to the graduating female of highest academic standing, pursuing a post-secondary education, in each of the Norfolk County secondary schools.

Marian McKiee
Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awarded to a SCS graduating student entering a post-secondary education program who has demonstrated both academic excellence and active participation in school activities.

Irene McKiee Bursary Fund

Awarded to a SCS graduating student entering a post-secondary education program and advancing in the studies of business.

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Rotary Club of Simcoe
Watts Scholarship Fund

Awarded to a Norfolk County graduating student entering a post-secondary education program and pursuing an education in the arts.

Sarah Wallace Award Fund

Awarded to a SCS graduating student entering a post-secondary education program and advancing in the health field.

B. Wallace and Estelle M. Anderson & Family Fund

This is a donor directed fund supporting various endeavours in the county from healthcare to culture.

Doug & Starr Demeyere Family Fund

This is a donor directed fund assisting various endeavours in the county that were supported by the namesakes.
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Apply For Funding

Submission Deadlines
May 31st and October 31st

consideration outside of these dates on an exceptional basis

The Foundation supports charitable organizations concerned with education of the public, health, arts and culture, recreation and social services that operate for the citizens of Norfolk County.

Grants are made only to registered charitable organizations (or to endeavours sponsored by an organization with charitable registration) serving the residents of Norfolk County.

Grants are awarded to educational institutions on the basis that the project encourages more efficient use of community resources.

Requests from local chapters of organizations existing primarily to raise funds for health-related projects will be considered only if the project provides service/support for patients or care givers, or specific health promotion initiatives and medical professional recruitment in this community.

Grants are awarded for definite purposes, and for projects covering a specified period of time. Multi-year grants are subject to periodic performance reviews.

Preference is given to capital projects which:

  • Encourage more efficient use of community resources
  • Address the underlying causes of problems in our society rather then dealing only with symptoms
  • Is developed in consultation with other agencies and planning groups,and those which promote co-ordination, co-operation and sharing among organizations, and the elimination of duplicated services
  • Promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement in the communit

Bursaries and scholarships are awarded to educational institutions and not to individuals as per our endowment fund guidelines.

Pilot or demonstration projects must include provision for an evaluation, and a realistic plan for financial viability beyond the pilot stage.

Grants are not considered in support of operating expenses or capital deficits.

Grants are not made to establish or add to endowment funds.

Grants are not made to religious/political organizations for direct religious/political activities.

If you have read the above application criteria and you want to
apply for a grant please contact us and we will start the process



Donation Information

The objectives of the Norfolk Community Foundation are to receive, maintain, manage, control and use donations for the following:

  • The advancement of education
  • The relief of poverty
  • Capital projects
  • For other purposes beneficial to the communities of Norfolk County

  • Working to help our community through your donation.
    Permanence:
    Your donation is permanent and will continue to give to the community for generation.
    Simplicity:
    You can help one charity or a number of charities with your gift to the foundation... it is your choice.
    Flexibility:
    You choose how you want to give based on your financial and charitable goals
    Relevance:
    Your gift stays in our community and helps where you want it to or where it's needed most.
    Comfort:
    Knowing your gift will make a difference in our community for generations to come makes us an easy choice.
    Fiscal Responsibility:
    The funds are professionally managed to ensure good return at minimal cost, subjected to an annual audit and public AGM.
    Accountability:
    Community leaders serve on the volunteer Board of Directors, which oversees the activities of the Foundation
    Tax Advantages:
    Your gift results in tax savings for you and your estate.
    Recognition:
    You can be recognized as a donor or remain anonymous.

    2018 Financial Statement

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    BOARD OF DIRECTORS



    BECOME A DONOR

    Who Administers the Norfolk Community Foundation?

    The organization is operated completely by a community-minded board of volunteers.
    The board is made up of people from all areas of Norfolk County.

    Chair:
    Shawn Swarts

    Managing Partner, Cobb & Jones Law Firm
    519-428-0170
    E-mail Shawn

    Treasurer
    Colleen Adams

    Associate Advisor, CIBC Wood Gundy
    519-428-3961
    E-mail Colleen

    Grants Chair
    Bruce E. Shoff

    Certified Financial Planner Professional, Good Redden Klosler Wealth Management
    519-426-6603
    E-mail Bruce

    Investments & Marketing
    Bart Crandon

    President & Publisher, Turf & Recreation Publishing Inc.
    519-429-5181
    E-mail Bart

    Michael Fredericks
    President & CEO, Annex Publishing & Printing
    519-428-8020
    E-mail Mike

    Stephanie Vandenberg
    Cobb and Jones
    519-428-0170
    E-mail Len

    Marc Vanden Bussche
    President, Vanden Bussche Irrigation
    519-582-2380
    E-mail Marc

    Brad Allender
    Retired Corporate Manager
    519-426-1368
    E-mail Brad

    Robert Judd
    Graphic Art Design & Illustrator, Robert Judd Design Co.
    519-420-9437
    E-mail Robert

    Ron Richards
    Retired Educator
    519-410-2882
    E-mail Ron

    Joan Maloney
    Education Assistant, Grand Erie District School Board
    519-757-7867
    E-mail Joan

    Len Addley
    Retired Corporate Manager
    519-426-2295
    E-mail Len

    Philip Poss
    CPCA - Victoria Eldercare
    519-429-2644
    E-mail Len


    PEOPLE AND EVENTS

    lighthouse gets cheque

    Lighthouse Festival Theatre

    The marquee welcoming visitors to Lighthouse Festival Theatre shines brightly thanks to the support of community partners like the Demeyere family and the Norfolk Community Foundation.

    Doug and Starr Demeyere were civic-minded residents who gave back to many good causes around Norfolk County. After their untimely passing in 2015, the Doug and Starr Demeyere Fund was created to continue the couple's legacy of community service. The Demeyere children advise the Norfolk Community Foundation as to how the fund's proceeds should be distributed each year in the form of grants to projects and organizations that benefit Norfolk County.

    In honour of Doug and Starr, who were regular patrons at Lighthouse, the foundation committed $10,000 over four years in support of recent campaigns to redo the front entryway and replace all the theatre seats.

    "Anything to do with the arts, my mom was big into," Derek Demeyre said, adding that Starr brought the family to many Lighthouse performances and special events. "Lighthouse was a real passion of hers," he said.

    Alzeimer Ass. gets cheque

    Norfolk Alzheimer Association

    We were delighted to have Bruce Shoff & Derek Demeyere from Norfolk Community Foundation stop by Hazel Place today. They dropped by to make a donation to Norfolk's Creative Expression program; this gift was made possible from the Doug & Starr Demeyere Fund. We are very grateful to have their support to keep this donor-funded program operating in our community.

    Norfolk Refugee Committee gets cheque

    Norfolk Refugee Committee

    On November 1, 2015, Waterford United Church voted to join a large group of churches and community members as part of the Norfolk Refugee Committee (NRC). The NRC initially committed to sponsoring three refugee families. The Committee applied in January 2016 through the Roman Catholic Diocese of London to sponsor a Syrian refugee family.

    In April 2016 the NRC welcomed a Syrian family of six, parents and four children. At first the parents worked on ESL lessons at home with volunteer teachers. They later attended ESL classes three days a week in Brantford, driven by NRC volunteers in cooperation with another sponsorship group. The NRC's sponsorship for this family ended in April 2017, but the family continues to live in the area.

    November 2018 saw the arrival of a second Syrian family of eight, parents and six children. They were followed in December 2018 by a third Syrian family of five, parents and 3 children. The four adults are attending ESL classes in Brantford three days a week.

    Waterford Rail Lands Redevelopment Committee
    Waterford Heritage gets cheque

    Connect the urban area of Waterford with the TransCanada Trail network with an attractive and inviting green space.

    Goodbye Green Buckets

    The local non-profit agency supporting people with developmental disabilities now has two shiny new 10-passenger vehicles

    We would like to recognize some of our members with gratitude for their outstanding contributions to our foundation.


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