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Our Endowment Fund

Keeping the Chemainus Theatre Festival alive and vibrant for our children and our grandchildren and more generations to come requires long term planning. The Chemainus Theatre Foundation Endowment Fund was established in 2005 to allow the Chemainus Theatre Foundation to ensure our long term commitment to staging the exceptional live theatre you have experienced in Chemainus.

Your gift to the Chemainus Theatre Foundation Endowment enables you to build a legacy that can benefit future generations of theatre lovers. With your help, we are also eligible for a federal matching grant that can increase the impact of your gift up to 100%.

What is an endowment fund?

An endowment fund is a long term investment for our future financial health and security. The capital is held in perpetuity, the fund grows over time, and each year a portion of the income generated from the fund is available for distribution back to support the work of the Chemainus Theatre Festival Society.

Who manages the fund?

Vancouver Foundation is a community foundation with over 65 years of experience helping individuals, corporations, and charities strengthen their communities. Today they manage endowment funds worth over $1 billion for individuals, families, non-profit organizations, and businesses.

Matching Grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage

All donations to the Chemainus Theatre Endowment Fund, made before November 30, 2017, will be matched through the Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF). This federal initiative is designed to encourage giving to permanent endowment funds held by arts and cultural organizations in Canada, and will support long-term growth in the sector. For more information on this program, click here.

This grant has matched donations up to dollar for dollar. Over the past two years, the Chemainus Theatre Foundation Endowment Fund received over $35,000 from donations and the CCIF grant, significantly growing our investment and our ability to ensure our future legacy.

How Can You Help?

Annual donations to the Chemainus Theatre Festival help us to deliver the very best in artistry, talent, and shows each season. However, the Endowment Fund is vital to sustain our artistic excellence and continue to build upon our projects and programs. Donations directly to the Endowment Fund will increase our financial security and provide greater annual income to the Theatre.

There are many ways you can support the Chemainus Theatre Foundation Endowment Fund. If you would like to remain anonymous please let us know. Appropriate tax receipts for your donation will be issued. You can make a donation in the following ways:

  1. Cheque:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chemainus Theatre Festival Society
    Chemainus Theatre Foundation Endowment Fund
    9574 Bare Point Road BAG 1000
    Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0or

    Vancouver Foundation
    Chemainus Theatre Foundation Endowment Fund
    Suite 200 – 475 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 4M9

  2. Online/Credit Card:
    You can make a credit card donation online by clicking here
  3. Publicly-Traded Securities:
    If you would like to make a gift of publicly traded securities, please contact us directly and we will work with you to ensure the gift is properly transferred and accepted.
  4. Deferred Giving:
    You can make a deferred gift to our fund through a bequest, RRSP or RRIF beneficiary designation, life insurance, charitable remainder trust or gifts of residual interest. If you would like more information about these gift options please let us know.