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Community Impact

Established in 1994; SurreyCares is one of 206 community foundations across Canada under Community Foundations of Canada.  Better known as a “charity for charities”,

we serve the people of Surrey working with community-minded individuals, families, businesses, and charitable agencies, to create permanent endowment funds and then use the income to support hundreds of charities 


SurreyCares provides annual grants in three categories. General Community (supports a wide variety of general initiatives and projects), Special Needs, and Youth Initiatives.

We believe in the
power of philanthropy
to create positive change and
improve the lives of those in need.

Quantifiable impact in Surrey.

We know that you want to leave a meaningful and lasting legacy to your community. We understand that you care, and want to learn about the needs of local people and projects so that you can best support the causes that are important to you. We know how to connect your generosity and your concern and match you with charities that serve the needs of Surrey. Our Vital Signs reports and our deep community relationships help us to inform you about the best ways to provide support in the areas that are of specific interest to you. Your donation can be added to an existing or new Endowment Fund, a Managed Fund, or in some instances may be partly designated for Flow Through, or immediate and direct gifts. You can designate your gift to a specific cause, to an existing endowment fund, or easily open your own fund! It's easy to give. We receive your donation, send you a tax receipt, and we annually grant out funds to qualified charities identified by SurreyCares as being of interest to you.

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"We have benefited enormously on having SurreyCares managed donations. The return on our donor’s investment was substantially more than we could generate on our own as an organization. Donors know that SurreyCares are a responsible steward of their money."

Douglas Justice, Darts Hill Garden Park Endowment Fund

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