(August 18. 2020) As the COVID 19 pandemic brought the charitable sector to its knees, the debate about the growth of donor advised funds -- the fastest growing philanthropic vehicle in Canada -- has intensified. In its letter to the Federal government urging a $10B stabilization package, the Emergency Coalition of Canadian Charities put it bluntly, “The COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Growth of Donor Advised Funds: Charitable Boon or Parking Lot?
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(May 19, 2020) Boston College Law School professor, Ray Madoff, testified at the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector in September 2018. At BC, Madoff teaches and writes on philanthropy policy, taxes, property and estate planning. She is the co-founder and director of Boston College Law School Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, a think … [Read more...] about Ray Madoff: ‘Is philanthropy adequately serving the public good?’
(March 25, 2020) - As community organizations across the country are struggling to deal with the vulnerable people they serve, managers are facing fear, staff shortages, and the uncertainty of how long their work can continue. “I’m operating with a bare minimum of staff,” says Carol Latchford, executive director of the Red Door Shelter in downtown Toronto. The … [Read more...] about Community services in peril as leading community foundations seek to fill the gaps
(February 26, 2021) The Charity Report has recently released its new study Community Giving: The Growth and Giving Priorities of Community Foundations. “Community foundations have existed in Canada for more than 100 years, with The Winnipeg Foundation being established in 1912,” says editor in chief Gail Picco “They are organized with the local need of the … [Read more...] about New study of community foundations released by The Charity Report
(January 23, 2023) With its release of Community Giving: The Growth and Giving Priorities of Community Foundations, The Charity Report looks at their history and giving practices. Community foundations have existed in Canada for more than 100 years, with The Winnipeg Foundation being established in 1912. They are organized with the local need of the community in mind and, … [Read more...] about Community Giving: The Growth and Giving Priorities of Community Foundations