How is the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia different from commercial gift funds?

We offer a wider variety of fund options for a donor to choose from, ensuring they can have as much or as little involvement as they wish in the granting process. We also have local, professional staff that provide personalized assistance and expertise on giving and our communities.

What is the difference between establishing a fund at The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia vs creating a private foundation?

We already have the services and staff in place to handle all the administrative requirements for a fund. Establishing a fund with us is simple and more cost-effective than establishing a private foundation, where the ongoing administration is typically costly and time-consuming.

Does The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia offer services to professional advisors?
Yes, we have lots of tools and resources available for advisors including ways to start the discussion with your client, research questions on giving, sample language for estate plans and fund agreements, and create a charitable giving plan to meet your clients’ needs. We can also make tailored presentations giving strategies, and if requested, would be pleased to personally meet with you and your clients.
How can The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia fit into my clients’ estate plans?
The Foundation will work closely with you and your clients to help facilitate planned gifts of all types. We have the expertise to assist with all aspects of charitable giving, including letters of intent around planned gifts.