GIVEOakville campaign helps raise over $575,000 for local charities
The Oakville Community Foundation’s most recent GIVEOakville campaign helped raise over $575,000 for local charities in Oakville and Halton.
Oakville’s only online crowd-funding campaign, which ran from Nov. 15, 2021 through to Dec. 13, 2021, supported grant requests this year from 55 local charities.
A total of $575,062 was handed out to charities, with just over $452,000 of that money coming from the local foundation’s fundholders and public donations. The remaining $150,000 came from the foundation’s top-up funds.
Charities supported by the campaign are involved in six different causes, including arts, culture & heritage, children, youth & families, community, education & employment, environment & animal rights and health & wellness.
“We know that donors are interested in giving back to their community and making sure their donations stay local,” said Sarah McPherson, Director of Philanthropy & Communications, of the Oakville Community Foundation.
“GIVEOakville gives everyone that opportunity and we are thrilled we can play that role for members of our community. Our utmost thanks to all contributors for the great support you’ve shown our local charities.”
A few highlights of the campaign include:
- Every charity received donations from the campaign
- 11 charities received between 50 per cent and 74 per cent of their goal while 4 charities received between 75 per cent and 99 per cent of their goal
- 6 charities were fully funded
- 15 per cent of the total top-up funding was earmarked for gender equity and BIPOC-led charities
Charities requested up to $25,000 with The Oakville Community Foundation’s covering all transaction fees, resulting in 100 per cent of all donations going directly to the charities.
GIVEOakville will return in the fall of 2022. For more opportunities to give back to the community, go to www.theocf.org.
The Oakville Community Foundation acts as a philanthropic medium, providing donors with local research, knowledge and solutions to make an impact in the local community.
Over the last 25 years the local foundation has granted more than $53 million to support charities locally and beyond.
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