You can support the causes closest to your heart without having to choose a specific charity. By directing your gift to a Focus Area, our experts and advisors will ensure your gift responds to the most relevant, pressing needs of the community — now and into the future.

Donate to the Community Impact Fund Focus Area

Communities are dynamic, and it’s hard to predict the next issue or crisis. The Community Impact Fund is a Focus Area that enables us to respond to urgent and timely needs of the community.

Through the fund, we can support charities that address, shape, and adapt to emergent issues. It also allows us to do our best work to fund a wide range of pressing social, cultural, and environmental projects.

By supporting the Community Impact Fund, you make the most of your gift by letting our community advisors direct it to where it’s needed most.

Most recently, it’s how we directed millions of dollars to pandemic response and flood relief in a matter of days. We’ve also been able to quickly respond to calls for racial justice by prioritizing funding for equity-seeking communities.

Be part of the solution to emerging issues. Start a fund that supports the Community Impact Focus Area.

Support Emerging Community Needs

Start a Donor Advised Fund and direct your giving to the Community Impact Fund.

Start a Fund to Support Emerging Community Needs

Make a Donation

Not ready to start a fund? Make a one-time or recurring donation to this Focus Area through our online form.

Make a Donation

Focus Areas are Guided by Community Advisors

When you support a Focus Area, you join a powerful force of like-minded donors and community advisors to make a profound impact on the causes you care about. Our Focus Areas fuel our grant programs. Each program also has its own team of community advisors who are all experts in their fields. This team reviews grant applications and directs your donation to the ones.

Meet Our Community Advisors

Funded Projects

Learn about the great work that our donors have supported through the Community Impact Fund, like these projects:

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The Community Impact Fund has also supported the crucial work of organizations like:

Neighbourhood Small Grants
Health Justice logo
Park People logo
Ahousaht Nation logo
Apathy is Boring logo
BC Civil Liberties Association logo