Update to Services in consideration of COVID-19: In consideration of provincial and federal guidelines, Gift Funds Canada will have limited staff and office hours starting in September, 2020. We will continue to provide full services to our donors and the charities that they support, but it may take us longer than usual as we accommodate the current procedures. Please send gift information to gifts@giftfunds.com and grant requests to grants@giftfunds.com

Please send all other general inquiries via email to contactus@giftfunds.com and we'll direct them to the most appropriate staff member who will reply as soon as possible by phone or email. Please know that we will do everything we can to continue to serve you and the organizations that depend on grants from your funds. Take care.

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Philanthropy for Entrepreneurs

The impact of the global pandemic on the economy will change the business world for decades to come—and for some businesses, the unsettling change is a positive. In a surprising number of cases…

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Discussing Giving Strategies and Tax Advantages of Donor Advised Funds

Giving through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is often referred to as an efficient way to conduct one’s philanthropy…

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The Importance of Social Justice Philanthropy and What to Consider Before Donating

Social justice philanthropy is a hot topic in the news, on social media, and among donors. Ignited by important and in some cases tragic events, marches, rallies…

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Why Starting a Family Foundation in Canada is a Decision for the Whole Family

Making long-term charitable giving a family priority can be both rewarding and challenging. Oftentimes when a donor comes into a large sum of money…

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Donor Advised Funds Can Provide Relief for Charity During Recessions

It’s no surprise that charities and non-profits struggle when financial markets experience a sudden and significant decline.

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Matching Gift Best Practices for Donors and Investment Advisors

As a donor, imagine you could double your donation to the charity of your choice without having to reach back into your wallet—would you jump at the opportunity? Clearly the answer would be “yes”…

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Helping During COVID-19, Together

At the time of this article, there are more than 2.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide.

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COVID-19: Impact on Food Banks and How You Can Help

Before the novel coronavirus, more than one million Canadians relied on support from local food banks every month. As the global pandemic continues to impact every aspect of our lives…

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How Donor Advised Funds Can Help During Crisis

During these unprecedented times of social distancing, closures, and uncertainty, almost every aspect of our lives is being impacted. What’s more…

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Four considerations when giving to international aid charities

In today’s globalized word, we are more aware than ever of the events and challenges that communities in other countries face. From natural disasters, poverty, health care, education and more…

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