The biggest difference is that the Community Foundation is a local organization lead by a passionate
group of volunteers who understand the needs of our community. We can only make grants to
charities in the local area (i.e. Orillia, Ramara, Severn, Oro‐medonte and Chippewas of Rama first
nation). Unlike a private foundation, there are no start‐up costs with the Community Foundation. As
a volunteer organization, our low operating costs enable us to charge a low annual fee compared to
Commercial Donor advised funds or Private Foundations.