Update to Services in consideration of COVID-19: Following provincial and federal requests our office is closed to the public until further notice, but our Gift Funds Canada staff will be working from home.. We will continue to provide essential services to our donors and the charities that they support, but it may take us longer than usual as we adjust to new policies and 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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Commemorative giving in memory of a loved one

A commemorative gift to charity is a popular way to honour the life of a loved one. It’s not uncommon to read an obituary that asks, “in lieu of flowers please donate to…”…

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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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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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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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What Is A Gift-In-Kind And How To Realize Their Value

When a donor decides to give to their favourite charity, a gift of cash is not the only option. Donations made in the form of an asset or property that has real value and is not a gift of cash…

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What is a Charitable Gift Annuity?

For donors who wish to make a gift to their favourite charity but hesitate when they think about future cash requirements, a Charitable Gift Annuity is a viable option.

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Leveraging Donor Advised Funds for Residual Interest Gifts

Once a donor understands the options that are available to them through a Residual Interest Gift it might also interest them to understand the benefits of leveraging a Donor Advised Fund…

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How Residual Interest Gifts Provide Donors with Options

Having options when it comes to one’s philanthropy can be a good thing.

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