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ALL YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT A FOUNDATION.....BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK.
Q: Just what is a Foundation?
Q: How does the Foundation assist others?
Q: How are such "Worthwhile Projects" identified?
Q: How may I donate to the Foundation?
Q: Does the donation have to be cash?
Q: Do I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
Q: Are there tax advantages for me in contributing to our Foundation?
Q: What is the "Founders Club"?
Q: When did the agreement with the Thomas Sill Foundation become official?
Q: Who is on our Roblin District Community Foundation Board?

Well, does that answer most of your questions? We hope so! Grab any board member (but gently) and ask if there's anything else you wanted to know. We're in this together.

Q: Just what is a Foundation?

A: A Foundation is a permanent capital fund of money raised by a group of your fellow citizens to assist other worthy endeavours in a particular area of settlement (in our case, the Roblin District).

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Q: How does the Foundation assist others?

A: The rules of all foundations stipulate that a certain percentage (a minimum of 3.5%) of the interest generated annually MUST be spent on worthwhile community projects. This takes effect once the foundation has built its fund to a large enough level.

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Q: How are such “Worthwhile Projects” identified?

A: An ad will go into the local paper each year calling for applications for assistance from local charitable groups and any particular projects they are working on. Once the deadline for applying is past, a separate sub-committee of the Roblin District Community Foundation will meet to review all applications received. That sub-committee will decide which particular groups will share in the foundation awards for that year.

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Q: How may I donate to the Foundation?

A: A donation in the form of the always-useful money may be made at the Town Office. Please contact the Foundation at (204)937-4241 or R_D_C_F@outlook.com if you have any questions.

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Q: Does the donation have to be cash?

A: In one word, “NO”. Bequests in wills are the major source of foundation funds. That help can also take the form of property, artworks or other forms of value. This will be appraised in accordance with Canada Customs and Revenue regulations and sold thereafter, with a tax receipt then going to the donor.

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Q: Do I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

A: Yes. The Roblin District Community Foundation was issued a charitable tax number by Canada Customs and Revenue for this purpose.

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Q: Are there tax advantages for me in contributing to our Foundation?

A: There definitely are. Proper estate planning or foundation donations can mean that money you would otherwise have paid as federal taxes will go instead to local charitable endeavours, with a tax break for you, as well. Ask a qualified financial consultant for advice on this.

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Q: What is the “Founders Club”?

A: Anyone who donated $1,000.00 or more by December 31, 2005 has become a member of the Roblin District Community Foundation “Founders Club”. We appreciate all donors and they will be recognized as “Friends of the Foundation”, but we felt there should be special recognition of those who made major donations during this critical start-up period for our foundation.

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Q: When did the agreement with the Thomas Sill Foundation become official?

A: April 20, 2005.

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Q: Who is on our Roblin District Community Foundation Board?

A: The present board consists of the following (as of Nov/2016):
Andrew Chase, Guy Hammond, Alison Safronetz,
Dale Rands, Sandra Stephanow, Jim Mitchell,
Walter Hammond, and Elsie Nattrass.

The names will give you contact people should you have questions to ask.

Note that this board changes on a regular basis. Board members are allowed to serve for a maximum of two three-year terms. Elections are staggered so that there is always some continuity of direction.



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