The work of registered charities and not-for-profits in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region could not happen at the level it does without the support of the Community Foundation and the funders who so generously give. These are real people with real stories, sharing the difference the grants have made in their lives and the opportunities they might not otherwise have had. - Judy Underwood, in response to the June 2016 Granting Ceremony

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Board of Director Package

General Guidelines for Board of Directors of the Kenora & LOW Community Foundation 

  • Support the mission and goals of the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation;
  • Participate in Board activities, including meetings, strategic planning and governance;
  • Act as a responsible and prudent trustee;
  • Act as an ambassador and advocate for the KLOWRCF specifically, and for community philanthropy in general;
  • Identify and introduce the Foundation to potential funders, donors and sponsors;
  • Nurture and steward positive relationships with others, including directors (past and present), staff, volunteers, donors and sponsors.


All Board members are expected to:

  • Make a time commitment of approximately 10 hours per month;
  • Attend 6 Board meetings and one strategic planning session per year;
  • Support the work of at least one committee.

Desirable Qualities

 As a respected member in the community, you are knowledgeable in at least one of the following areas:

  • Fund development;
  • Philanthropy;
  • Outreach and Engagement;
  • Board governance;
  • Strategic thinking;
  • Finance + Investment.


  • Board size: Maximum of 12;
  • Term: 3 years, with a maximum of 3 terms (up to 9 consecutive years).

Download 2016 Board of Director/Volunteer Member Application Form

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