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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How Corporate Giving Strategies Influence Donor Behaviour

Corporate giving is a term that often intersects two points of tension, and more recently, these tensions are on the rise. As a result, many corporations are thinking (and acting) more strategically.

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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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Donation Matching Programs Explained

A job today is much more than just a paycheque. People want to work for a company that stands for something and gives back to the community or the world in some way. For many companies…

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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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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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