Support Border Trust

Anyone can be a ‘philanthropist’, they come from all walks of life.
What unites philanthropists is their desire to help others, to give to organisations like Border Trust, who they know make a difference in their community.

Foundation Builders and Foundation Supporters

are quite literally the cornerstone of a Community Foundation, providing vital support that enables us to fulfill our mission of uplifting the communities we serve. At Border Trust, we deeply value the commitment and generosity of our Foundation Builders, who play a pivotal role in our ongoing sustainability and impact.

Who are Foundation Builders? They are businesses and individuals who recognise the importance of investing in their community. By contributing financially or through in-kind assistance, Foundation Builders help us cover essential administrative and operating expenses that are crucial for our operations.

Unlike donations to the Trust, contributions to the Foundation Builders arm of Border Trust are not tax-deductible. However, these contributions provide invaluable flexibility, allowing us to consider grant applications from organizations that may not have DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) or ITEC (Income Tax Exempt Charitable) status.

Your support as a Foundation Builder directly contributes to:

Building and managing the fund: Your contributions enable us to build and grow the resources necessary to support charitable initiatives across our community.

Meeting compliance costs: Operating as a responsible and transparent organisation requires us to adhere to various legal and regulatory requirements. Your support helps us cover these compliance costs efficiently.

Promoting the Foundation: By supporting our marketing efforts, you help us raise awareness about Border Trust and the impactful work we do, encouraging more community members to get involved and increase our local impact.

Coordinating the annual grant round: Each year, we facilitate a grant round where charitable organisations can apply for funding. Your contributions ensure the smooth coordination and execution of this process, maximizing the impact of every grant awarded.

Foundation Builders are integral to Border Trust’s longevity and ability to make a difference in the lives of people in our region.

If you’re interested in becoming a Foundation Builder or learning more about how you can support your community through Border Trust, please reach out to us.

Contact us here to start a conversation.

Together, we can build a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

Our deepest gratitude to our current

Our thanks to our
In-Kind Supporters