> Partners

Back to God Ministries International

Beginnings Family Services

Bethesda Christian Association

Calvin College

Calvin Theological Seminary

Canadian Christian Education Foundation Inc.

Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIl)

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario

Christian Horizons

Christian Reformed Church in North America

Christian Reformed Church of Canada Foundation

Christian Reformed Home Missions

Christian Reformed World Missions

Christian Reformed Church of Canada Foundation

Citizens for Public Justice

Central Ontario Christian Education Foundation

Dordt College

EduDeo Ministries

Elim Foundation

Foundation for Niagara & Hamilton area Christian Schools

Friendship Ministries Canada

GRACE Foundation

Harvest Endowment Foundation

Holland Christian Homes

International Child Care Inc.

King's University College

Life Recovery Association

The Lighthouse

London District Christian Education Foundation


Ontario Association of Christian Schools Foundation 

Ontario Christian Gleaners

Prairie Centre for Christian Education

Redeemer University College

Rehoboth Christian Ministries

Rose City Kids

Shalem Mental Health Network

Shalom Manor

Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia

Tollendale Village

Trillium Village

World Relief Canada

World Renew

Foundation for Niagara-Hamilton Christian Schools

The Foundation for Niagara & Hamilton area Christian Schools (FNHCS) was developed as a long-term solution to Christian school funding. Originally named the Niagara Christian Education Foundation (NCEF), it was established as a federally incorporated public foundation in December of 1997 by the following member schools:

Beacon Christian Schools, St. Catharines
Covenant Christian School, Smithville
Dunnville Christian School
John Knox Christian School, Fruitland
Smithville District Christian High School
Wellandport Christian School

Following the amalgamation of Covenant and John Knox in 1999 to form the Niagara Association for Christian Education (NACE), the Foundation Board of Directors initiated a legal name change from NCEF to Foundation for Niagara Christian Schools (FNCS).

The FNCS name served our foundation well until September of 2008 when the following six sister schools from the Greater Hamilton area were unanimously welcomed as full members:

Brantford Christian School
Calvin Christian School, Hamilton
Dundas Calvin Christian School
Hamilton District Christian High
Jarvis District Christian School
Trinity Christian School, Burlington

To coincide with this growth in member schools, another legal name change to Foundation for Niagara & Hamilton area Christian Schools was initiated.

Historically, Christian schools used “short-term fundraisers” to obtain a balanced budget and to minimize tuition increases. For decades, these efforts have generally been effective in meeting the immediate needs of the school. The recommendation came from the schools boards in the mid nineties to explore other avenues of long term funding. Establishing and growing a Christian school foundation with corresponding endowments and other permanent and/or flow-through funds was envisioned as a credible long-term solution.

The goal is to gather funds in the form of outright charitable gifts, bequests in wills and trusts, memorial gifts on behalf of a loved one, gifts of real estate, securities, life insurance, deposit agreements and charitable annuities. General Endowments, as well as several Named Endowments, have been established for each member school society of our Foundation. Planned and estate gifts directed to an appointed school are invested and earnings generated from the gifts are intended to provide funds for tuition reduction, bursaries, programs or capital expenditures such as building additions and major renovation projects.

A planned gift is a way to express encouragement and appreciation for Christian schooling. It is an enduring expression of support to ensure that a Christ-centered education will continue to be affordable for future generations.

Mr. Henry J. Koornneef was appointed as the Executive Director in October of 2001, and together with the Board of Directors, continues to administer our Foundation and promote the planned giving program.

Mission Statement: To enable our children to grow, in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the knowledge of the Father’s world and in the love of others. (Based on Luke 10:27, The Great Commandment.)

What is needed to carry out the mission? God’s enabling Spirit, God’s Word, dedicated Christian teachers and the gifts of God’s people.

Foundation for Niagara & Hamilton area Christian Schools (FNHCS)
P.O. Box 850
6488 Smithville Road
Smithville, ON  L0R 2A0
Tel. 905.957.8172
Toll Free: 1.877.340.9555
Fax. 905.957.9172


> Info Bulletins

Appreciated Securities

Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable Gift Annuity FAQ's

Charitable Bequests

CRC Church Legacy Endowment

CRC Church Legacy Endowment Overview

Donor Advised Funds

Endowment Gifts

Flow Through Shares

Gift Distribution Services

Gift of Life Insurance

Gifts of RRSP's and RRIF's

Glossary of Terms

Letter of Intent

Mortgages and Loans Program

Necessity of a Will

Planned Giving Fact Sheet

Powers of Attorney

Revocable Deposit Agreement

Role of the Executor

School Ambassador

Serving Christians in Stewardship

Your Last Will and Testimony

16 Ways to Use Giving Inserts

Christian Stewardship Services Suite 214A - 500 Alden Road | Markham, ON L3R 5H5
Tel: (905)947-9262 | Toll free in Canada: (800) 267-8890 | Fax: (905) 947-9263
| Copyright © 1997-2007 Christian Stewardship Services | Site last updated 10/6/2014