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The Collington Foundation

The Collington Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Collington and every gift is important and will benefit Collington today and in the future.


To provide and inspire philanthropic support for Collington Life Care Community.


To harness our generosity of spirit to nurture the goals and aspirations of all who live, work and serve in our community.

Collington Foundation History

After Collington Continuing Care Community was founded in 1983, the Fellowship Fund was established (1984) through a gift by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Its purpose was to support and encourage diversity at Collington – particularly economic.

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The Collington Board of Directors created the Collington Foundation in 1996 as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that would raise funds to support Collington’s mission. Under IRS Sec/ 509(a)(3) Collington is a “Type l” supporting organization. The board of directors is legally and fiscally responsible for stewarding all the funds, with support by the Collington administration. In 2011, Collington joined Kendal, a system of not for profit senior living communities.

Give back to the community you love.

“Sense of community” is Collington’s greatest strength and the Foundation serves to support community connection by improving the lives of its residents, team members, and the broader community! We are deeply grateful to those who have donated to the Foundation.

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Ways to Give

It’s easy to make a real difference in the lives of the people we serve.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts to the Collington Foundation will help ensure we can keep our promise of care far into the future.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many corporations match gifts to charitable institutions made by employees; some will match the gifts of employee spouses and retired employees as well. Contact your personnel office for information about your employer’s matching gifts program or check out these resources to help you learn more.

Monthly Giving

Planned gifts to the Collington Foundation will help ensure we can keep our promise of benevolent care far into the future.

Donate Your Car

Donate your used car, van, truck, boat, or recreational vehicle. The Collington Foundation will facilitate the entire process for you!

Major Funds

Fellowship Fund

The purpose of the fund is to support resident requests for financial assistance with entry fees and/or monthly fees. Requests for support are held in strict confidence. The Fellowship Fund was made possible through a generous gift of $250,000 from the Episcopal Diocese in 1984.

Scholarship Fund

Created in 2001, the scholarship fund provides tuition assistance to employees for continuing education. The purpose of the fund is to enhance job performance, improve job satisfaction, and increase Collington staff
retention. A Scholarship Committee reviews scholarship applications three times a year and makes awards based on employee needs and available funds.

Arts and Culture Fund

Established in 2013, the purpose of the Arts and Culture Fund is to support a broad range of artistic and cultural endeavors for Collington residents. “Arts” includes support for fine and performing arts (painting, sculpture, music, poetry, theater and dance). “Culture” includes support for both on and off campus engagement activities. 

Annual Fund

Established in 2016, the Annual Fund is unrestricted and supports endeavors that fall outside of the other fund categories. Grants awarded from this Fund support a multitude of resident-led projects, augment operational or capital needs, enhance our physical environment and improve or add amenities to the Collington community.

Get In Touch

The Collington Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that secures philanthropic support to enhance the quality of life for seniors served by Collington Episcopal Life Care Community. It’s all in keeping with Kendal’s mission to enhance the value of every stage of life. For more information regarding “Giving Options” and the advantage of planning a special gift please contact Collington CEO, Ann Gillespie below.

Collington Foundation Tax ID: 52-2011239
Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 52-1281156