Fund Allocation

We are very proud of our Fund Allocation process. It is based on strong principles of accountability and transparency.

Our 27-member volunteer Fund Distribution Committee knows the needs and priorities of our community and they dedicate 700 hours each year to make sure that your donation has the intended impact in our community.

This Committee of dedicated volunteers works year-round with the groups we support through site visits, the analysis of each group’s Annual Evaluation & Impact Report as well as the analysis of each group’s audited financial statements.  It works hand in hand with the funded groups and provides expertise and advice when needed.

Furthermore, a subcommittee evaluates all new requests for funds.

The funding process is governed by the criteria fully described in the following documentation (click on the respective document for more information):

Important Documents and Forms

If your charitable group does not currently receive funding from Community Shares:

West Island Community Shares currently funds 41 community groups that offer vital services to 60,000 West Islanders in need. We are committed to ensuring their presence in our community; therefore our 2017-2018  fundraising efforts will be focused on maintaining or increasing funding to the groups we currently support. As such, we regret that we will not be accepting funding applications from other charitable groups at this time. We thank you for your understanding.

If your charitable group currently receives funding from Community Shares:

 

Our Next Event

We hold events regularly through the year. See below for details of the our next event.

20 years and counting!

Date:

On September 7th, we launched our annual fundraising campaign and celebrated our 20th anniversary. Our goal is to raise $1.3 million. We believe that, together with everyone in our community who stands behind us, we can do this and make a difference in the lives of West Islanders in need.

 

OUR CO-CHAIRS:

We are proud that John Helou, President of Pfizer Canada Inc., and Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters of RBC Royal Bank are our campaign co-chairs. We look forward to working with them to achieve our goal of raising $1.3 Million.

 

COMING SOON:

Our Website will have a 20th Anniversary section filled with photos, videos and stories about people overcoming hardships thanks to the community groups who helped them, and the donors, partners and volunteers who hold a special place in our history and in our hearts.  Check back soon! 

 

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