Kinds of Funds

Contribute to an already established fund or create one of your own.

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Building permanent funds is one of the ways SCF works for community good.

 Already established funds include:

SCF Community Fund

Established in 1983, The Community Fund is the primary source of funds for annual community grants.

Most donations to the fund are modest but some families have chosen to contribute enough to have a named fund and provide SCF with advice on granting .

  • Link Family Fund
  • Graydon and Bell Baines Family Fund
  • Kingsley and Madeline Mahon Family Fund
  • Stuart and Louise Sullivan Family Fund
  • Jean and Harold Hunter Family Fund
  • Douglas & Evelyn Barber Fund
  • Dick & Isabelle Ford Family Fund
  • John & Barbara McNeill Fund
  • Cheryl and John DeGroot Family Fund
  • David and Miriam Glew Family Fund
  • Joan and Ted Fullerton Family Fund
  • Jeff Burchill and Anne West Family Fund
  • Gayle and Don Fysh Family Fund
  • Carl Shaw and Virgina Dizon Memorial Fund
  • Don Hislop Memorial Fund
  • Chobrda Family Fund
  • Jim and Judy Brady Fund
  • Andrea Wist and Chris Hogan Fund
  • 5th Child Fund
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Donor Advised

Donor Advised Fund:

These donors have donated a larger amount. They can advise the Foundation Board which organizations should receive a grant and  may choose the recipient from grant applications received by the Foundation, give direction for continuing disbursements to a charity or charities, or work with the Foundation staff to make a grant decision on an annual basis.

  • Rozema Family Fund
  • DOW Social Fund
  • Charles and Alexander Mackenzie Fund
  • Hall Family Fund
  • NOVA Chemicals Fund
  • Grogan Family Fund
  • Les & Deborah McDermott Fund
  • E.C. Fleming Family Fund
  • William and Barbara Palmer Family Fund
  • Gerry & Joanne Hines Family Fund
  • Tom and Maxine Kenny Family Fund
  • Bernard and Maureen Wiechula Fund
  • Steeves and Rozema Fund
  • MOJEN Fund
  • Catterson Family Fund
  • Bob and Helen Noble Fund
  • Grant and Cheryl McKenzie Fund
  • JASA Fund
  • Hogan Family Fund
  • Soparkar Family Fund
  • Shannon Family Fund
  • Val & Rany Xanthopoulo Family Fund
  • Adam Dumond Fund
  • Norma and Don Moore Fund
  • Cassin Family Fund
  • Paradox Fund
  • Jamie and Mary Pole Family Fund
  • The Clark Family Fund
  • Murray Family Fund
  • Silvana and Les Cservik Family Fund
  • The Richardson Family Fund
  • North End Appliance Community Fund
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Designated Funds

Designated Fund:

The donor directs earnings from this fund to a named charitable organization, to a specific cause, to scholarships or bursaries, or to other specific charitable undertakings. A minimum level of donation is required.

  • Botma Family Fund
  • Sarnia Heavy Construction Fund
  • Ruth Ann Windover Memorial Fund
  • HOLC Fund
  • Maxine Fiddick/ Fiddicks Nursing Home Fund
  • Ontario Sugar Beet Growers Fund
  • Joanne Klauke Labelle Scholarship Fund
  • University Women’s Club Fund
  • Zandbergs Fund
  • Ontario Endowment for Children & Youth
  • Directors Fund
  • Doc on Ice Fund
  • DOW Presidents Honour Club Fund
  • Don Hislop Memorial Fund
  • Blue Eyes Big Heart Josh Alderton Memorial Scholarship
  • SSVP/J&JY Trades Scholarship
  • Steeves Family Fund
  • Jean & Harold Hunter Fund
  • SCF Environment Fund
  • Jean MacDougall Fund for Women in Politics
  • The John Rozema Estate Fund
  • McKay Family Fund
  • Central Century Club Fund
  • SCF Children & Youth Fund
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Community Endowment Funds

A municipal agency or town works with the Foundation to begin its own Community Fund. SCF becomes the asset manager and assists with fund raising but all decisions regarding grants and spending of the income generated would be in the hands of the local community. Within the Community Endowment Fund any of the other types of funds could be established, meaning that the donors would be able to direct donations and individual endowed funds to the community they reside in.

Petrolia Community Fund:

Within the Petrolia Community Fund are a number of designated funds.

  • The Victoria Playhouse Fund
  • The Oil Heritage District Community Centre Fund
  • Petrolia Special Projects Fund
Brooke Alvinston Community Fund:

Within the Brooke Alvinston Community Fund are a number of designated funds.

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Marceil Saddy Operating Fund

A gift to the Foundation from the late Marceil Saddy created the Operations fund. The income from this fund is used for the operation of the Foundation office thereby increasing the amount available for grants to the community from other funds.

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Agency Endowment Funds

Many charitable organizations establish their own endowment with us because we are “in the business of endowment”; we make it easy and efficient for them and they trust us as stewards of their fund. These funds support specific organizations, allowing them to benefit from the Foundation’s prudent investment expertise and donor relations. Some donors opt to have a fund within one of these funds to support a specific aspect of the organization’s work

  • YMCA of Sarnia Lambton Legacy Fund
    • The Earl McKeough Fund
  • Lambton Wildlife Land Stewardship Fund
  • Lawrence House Centre for the Arts Fund
  • The Inn of the Good Shepherd Fund
    • The Dorothy Rogers Memorial Fund
  • Women’s Interval Home Fund
    • The Ruby Mott Memorial Fund
  • Grace United Church Fund
    • The Ken Plumley Fund
    • The Tom Murray Fund
    • The Gwen Hopper Fund
    • Tom and Donna Moore Fund
    • Don And Colleen Livingstone Fund
  • Dow Centre for Youth Fund
  • 403 Wing/Golden Hawk Fund
  • Golden K Legacy Fund
  • Petrolia Rotary Club Fund
  • St. Joseph’s Hospice Fund
  • Rayjon Share Care
  • International Symphony Orchestra Fund
  • Organization for Literacy Fund
  • Lambton Mental Wellness Fund
  • Theatre Sarnia Fund
  • Rotary Club of Sarnia-Lambton After-Hours Fund
  • St Clair Child & Youth Services Fund
    • The Strydonck Fund
  • Sarnia Lambton Golden K Youth Leadership Award Fund
    • Fern Noel Award
  • Family Counselling Centre Fund
  • Dow Centre For Youth Fund
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Flow Through Funds

These funds are held by the Foundation for specific time limited projects and programmes in the community.

  • Moffatt Scholarship Fund
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul Sarnia Lambton Particular Council Scholarship
  • The Sarnia Awesome Foundation Fund
  • Wyoming Minor Baseball Association Fund
  • Gloria Dawn McLeod Award
  • DOW Canada Community Grants Fund
  • Parents for Parks Petrolia
  • Talk for Tamara
  • Nicol Community Scholarship
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Legacy Gifts

The Foundation is honoured to be the recipient of a number of planned legacy gifts from donors who intend to leave a portion of their estate to the community causes that inspired them during their life time. Many donors have opted to add to an existing fund or make gifts to a number of already established funds. Some donors have chosen to establish their fund now so that they can shepherd the gifts during their lifetime and experience the joy of giving back to their community and some have made provision with the SCF to support their favorite cause through their estate.

These folks are part of a group known as The Lambton Circle (TLC) as their generosity and planning will allow them to care for the community for years to come. It doesn’t take a lot of money to be part of this group… just a little planning. SCF is able to help individuals, their families and their advisors make a gift that will really last forever.

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