Profiles

Brockville and Area Community Foundation

43 King Street West
Post Office Box 155
Brockville, Ontario K6V 5V2
Canada

Mission

To strengthen our community for the benefit of all by providing leadership on key local issues, supporting charitable initiatives and encouraging the establishment of endowment funds

Most Meaningful Change

Earls Court nonprofit housing complex is home to about 100 residents. Our foundation was a partner in raising funds to build a playground for the residents. The complex was transformed by this initiative. Residents were energized to clean up the whole area, trimming bushes and tidying away litter, thereby further contributing to the community’s well-being.

1974 Year Founded
$767,289 Endowment Value
$17,640 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.22.14

Population Area Served

50,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationBrockville and Area Community Foundation
Address 143 King Street West
Address 2Post Office Box 155
City / TownBrockville
State / RegionOntario
ZIP / Postal CodeK6V 5V2
CountryCanada
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone613.498.9970
Emailinfo@yourcommunityfoundation.ca
Websitewww.yourcommunityfoundation.ca
Organization Leader (Name, Title)No paid staff
Primary Contact’s NameVirginia Glover
Primary Contact’s PositionVice Chair, Board of Directors
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1974
Mission StatementTo strengthen our community for the benefit of all by providing leadership on key local issues, supporting charitable initiatives and encouraging the establishment of endowment funds
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced50,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board MembersDid not answer
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$90,820
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$74,212
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$17,640
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$767,289
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyNone
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationNot important
Board reflective of community diversityNot important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityN/A
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentImportant but not central
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationNot at all
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingLittle
ChildrenFair amount
WaterLittle
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernRarely
Promote collaboration between granteesNever
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsRarely
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentNever
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingNever
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting better
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityNo change
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDo not work in this sphere
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDo not work in this sphere
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDo not work in this sphere
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsN/A
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsN/A
Local governmentLot
National governmentN/A
UniversitiesN/A
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentN/A
More volunteersVery important
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingN/A
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsEarls Court nonprofit housing complex is home to about 100 residents. Our foundation was a partner in raising funds to build a playground for the residents. The complex was transformed by this initiative. Residents were energized to clean up the whole area, trimming bushes and tidying away litter, thereby further contributing to the community’s well-being.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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