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 40 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 2016-2017 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:
- Annual Impact and Evaluation Report (a yearly report handed in to Community Shares by the charitable groups who receive funding)
Our Next Event
We hold events regularly through the year. See below for details of the our next event.
24-Hour Challenge - Live Here, Give Here Day!
We have 24 hours to raise $80,000 to meet our annual fundraising goal!