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Individuals & Families

SurreyCares Community Foundation helps donors make a positive difference in our community, and in the lives of the people who live here.


SurreyCares Community Foundation was established thanks to a trust created by the Darts family. Francisca and Edwin Darts created a trust for their land to be preserved as a botanical garden for a millennium. They wanted to make sure that the stunningly beautiful Darts Hill Garden Park they created could be enjoyed for generations to come.

Their original endowment of $200,000, which got the Surrey Foundation going, now stands at $4 million. With our management, their legacy continues to grow and finance improvements and upkeep in the garden. Their original investment is still intact, and yet their gift will continue for many generations.


You can create your own Personal or Family Endowment Fund, you just need to make three decisions:

Decide When

Decide when you want to donate:


  • Donate immediately to an existing fund, including the SurreyCares Operating Endowment Fund.

  • Set up a new endowment fund immediately, and begin giving grants right away.

  • Set up a legacy endowment and contribute funds over time until you have enough to begin granting.

  • Give later through your estate. You can set up everything now to ensure your wishes will be met..

Choose Type

Choose the type of fund you'd like to create


  • Give a specific gift, or gifts, to one or more existing funds in a one-time donation.

  • Set up a Donor Advised Fund. You will be able to make grants to any registered Canadian charity, and have the option to change your wishes at any time.

  • Contribute to an existing Designated Fund, or create a new one. Your chosen charities will be granted to in perpetuity.

Amount & How

Determine what you want to donate and what method to use.:

  • Cheque

  • Credit Card

  • Publicly Traded Securities

  • Real or Personal Property


Options for giving later​:

  • Charitable Bequest



To learn more about giving as an individual or family please call us at 604-591-2699

Ready to get started?

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