Oakville Community Foundation

Record #: OAK2946
Last Full Update: 25 Oct 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-844-3562
Fax 905-845-1395
E-Mail info@theocf.org
Website www.theocf.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, LinkedIn LinkedIn, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary Contact Gillian McLaren, Project Manager & Board Liaison; Phone: 905-844-3562 ext 307; Email: gillian@theocf.org
Alternate Contact Michael Salem, Director, Communnications; Phone: 905-580-2164; Email: michael@theocf.org
Volunteer Coordinator Gillian McLaren

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

A registered charity that receives and pools charitable gifts into permanent income-earning endowments that benefit and strengthen the community at large

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1994
Primary Executive Wendy Rinella, Chief Executive Officer; Email: wendy@theocf.org
Funding Donations

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Donor-Centric Giving -- Tailors giving opportunities to various donor preferences, including long-term, short-term, and legacy funds, giving circles, community initiatives, and impact investing

Community Impact Research -- Conducts research to identify current and emerging community needs and collaborates to develop impactful solutions

Comprehensive Granting -- Supports a wide range of charitable activities, including healthcare, social services, environment, community development, arts, culture, fitness, and heritage

Flexible Giving -- Adapts to donors' preferences for immediate or future giving, offering options to build Donor Advised Funds over time or through lump sums or staggered contributions

Community Initiatives -- Furthers community support through in-house programs like the Community Classroom, GIVEOakville, and the Halton Youth Collective Program (click here for more information on local initiatives)

Multi-Charity Support -- Enables donations to benefit multiple charities, leading to increased annual returns through an investment pool

Infrastructure for Giving -- Provides the necessary framework for community participation in charity granting, impact investments, and educational awards

Supportive Tools -- Offers services such as same-day support, logo creation, fundraising assistance, and research to aid charitable giving

Community Needs Assessment -- Conducts research and collaborates with other organizations to identify the most pressing community needs and empower Fundholders and donors with informed decisions (click here to explore research reports)

National to Local Philanthropy -- Part of a network of 191 community foundations and collaborates with Community Foundations of Canada to localize national funding and ideas


Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm

Areas Served Oakville
Eligibility No restrictions

Call for information on how to donate funds

Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
410 North Service Rd E, Suite 200
Oakville, ON L6H 5R2
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Intersection North Service Rd E and Iroquois Shore Rd
Physical Access Not Accessible

Categories and Classification

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