Posts by Gift Funds Canada

Donor Advised Funds Versus Private Foundations

It was not long ago that establishing a private foundation was the norm for donors who had financial means and wanted to structure a legacy of giving. However, the rise of Donor Advised Funds (DAF)…

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Giving to Environmental Charities in Canada

It seems that every time you turn on the television or read your favourite news source, the topic of the environment is front and centre.

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In-Kind Donations Explained — With Examples

When we think about donating to charity, we often think of a gift of cash. But there are a variety of ways to give, and an in-kind donation is one of them. An in-kind donation…

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Commemorative Gift Funds

Getting Started With Commemorative Gift Funds

Making a charitable gift to commemorate a person, group or institution that has touched our lives can be an enduring gift that honours the past and supports the future.

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What To Consider Before Starting A Private Foundation In Canada

Getting started with long-term giving in Canada … Planning for long-term giving can be a rewarding process for a donor.

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How To Gift A Registered Account Strategically

Three ways to minimize taxes on an estate … Many Canadians with registered accounts such as RRSPs, RIFFs and TFSAs decide to name their spouse as the beneficiary.

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Top Mental Health Charities in Canada

Why donors are focused on mental health … Mental health continues to be a topic of priority for many donors, and for good reason. By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age…

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Making the most of bequests under a Will

Many Canadians approach their financial planning with the long view in mind. However, trying to predict personal cashflow needs and the needs of future generations can be difficul…

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Giving Through A Donor Advised Fund

Across Canada and around the world, donors choose to give for any number of reasons. Often the motivation to make a gift to charity can be emotional, circumstantial, or both.…

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Why Financial Advisors are Looking to Donor Advised Funds

Every year, millions of Canadians support the charities and causes they believe in. In many cases…

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