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Our Endowment Fund

Giving sustainability to Child Witness Centre has been made easier with the foresight and generosity of Jim Balsillie and Heidi Henschel. Thanks to them, our endowment fund at Waterloo Region Community Foundation provides us with some annual guaranteed revenue.

Our endowment fund vision is to have sustainable funding in place so our team can focus on serving young victims, without the heavy need to fundraise. With the building blocks in place, we are counting on the generosity of those who care to make this vision a reality.

  • Currently, our endowment fund has a balance of just over $62,000, which provides between $2,000 and $3,000 towards our work every year.
  • Our next goal is to grow the fund to $3 million, to generate 10% of our annual revenue. This would be enough to eliminate our waitlist.
  • Our long-term goal is a balance of $30 million. As it stands, the annual return would cover the cost to support all our clients each year.

For every $1,000 we receive, one more child victim can begin to heal and move forward with resiliency. Their trauma is reduced, and their future is brighter. As one past client shared, “I am grateful for being supported through a very difficult time in my life so I could move forward.”

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