Our Commitment to You

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:

  1. 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.
  2. To be informed of the identify of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Developed by:
American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC)
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Privacy Policy

St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation respects the privacy of our donors and website visitors. All personal data provided by visitors will remain confidential and secure. We do not lend, exchange, rent or sell our donor lists to other organizations.

Information about visits to our website are gathered for statistical purposes. You can feel confident in knowing that the personal information you provide when making an online transaction is secured by SSL encryption.

Throughout the year we may mail or e-mail information and stories that we would like to share about St. Joseph’s Villa and the Foundation. If you do not wish to receive this information please let us know by sending an email message to info@sjv.on.ca.

If you have requested that we provide you with further information and have supplied your telephone number online, we may contact you by telephone.