Community Foundation of Halton North

Charles Harvey’s Story

Charles Harvey’s parents taught him about the importance of giving back and, in 1991, Charles continued that tradition. He established the Charles F. J. Harvey Family Fund at The Winnipeg Foundation.

His initial gift was $15,000. But over the years Charles fund grew, through new contributions and prudent stewardship of the capital, to $278,000. Every year his fund provides $14,000 in grants to youth-at-risk, or isolated seniors or programs that allow the physically challenged to work, live and play to their full potential.

Today, Charles’ initial gift has been given away more than 18 times. His gift of $15,000 could have been spent in 1991, with a single impact in the community. But compare that to the benefit- the community continues to realize through the endowment of his gift. In another 15 or 30 or 45 years this story will still be relevant – it is not just a moment in history for Charles Harvey and his community… it is a growing legacy.