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A Donor Bill of Rights

At the Shevchenko Foundation, we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of ethical fundraising and ensuring a positive experience for our valued supporters. We proudly endorse the principles outlined in the Donor Bill of Rights, a set of guidelines designed to promote transparency, respect, and accountability in the relationship between donors and charitable organizations.

PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I

To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

VI

To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

II

To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

VII

To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

III

To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

VIII

To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IV

To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

IX

To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

V

To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

X

To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Grants
Applications due:
April 1 and October 1 annually
Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards
Applications will be accepted from July 1 through July 31
 
Before applying, confirm the availability of any scholarship or bursary by calling TSF toll-free at 1-866-524-5314.
 
* Includes bursaries for Ukrainians studying in Canada
 
Special Programs
Assessed monthly until further notice