For Donors

Information on donating to the Grand Bend Community Foundation.

Giving back to your community can be very rewarding and you can save on your taxes. Your donations support projects that build community as well as local charities and non profits.  Ask us about our Easy Giving Option, which allows you to make a single donation to the foundation, get one receipt and have us forward your donation to the charities you support.  Find out how much  tax you save with this easy calculator. 


For Donors

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in donors, Featured | Comments Off on For Donors

For Donors

The Grand Bend area is a natural paradise and a warm and lively community. We are all very fortunate to live here. Giving back to your community through the Grand Bend Community Foundation can be very rewarding. Your donations enable us to make more grants to local charities, supporting projects that build community.  Giving through the Grand Bend Community Foundation can support area charities directly or become part of a permanent fund that continues to give year after year.                                                                                                                                                                                       .



Ways To Give: 

The Grand Bend Community Foundation accepts the following gifts

Appreciated Securities
Insurance Policies
Other Assets

Gifts of Cash
A very straightforward way of making a gift to the Grand Bend Community Foundation is by way of cash or cheque. This is an attractive form of gift for the donor who has cash readily available and wants to make an immediate donation. The Foundation is able to invest the donation to generate funds to support charity. The donor enjoys immediate tax savings.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifting appreciated securities enables the donor to give the most to the Grand Bend Community Foundation for the least cost. The 2006 Federal Budget reduced the capital gains inclusion rate for these donations to zero. In effect, taxpayers can now donate qualifying securities with appreciated gains to a charity and not have to pay any tax on the capital gain that would otherwise be realized.

Gifts of Insurance Policies (how it works)
A gift of life insurance, by either making the Foundation the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy or purchasing a new policy and making annual premium payments, has many benefits. It allows donors to make a significant gift at a fraction of the value from their disposable income. The annual payments are generally modest and eligible for tax credit, giving annual income tax relief.

Charitable Bequest
A bequest in a will may specify a certain sum of money, a particular asset, or a portion of an estate, to be donated to the Grand Bend Community Foundation. Donors may specify that a bequest be used to establish a new fund in their name, be added to an existing fund or be added to a fund that the family has established during the donor’s lifetime.

Gifts of other Assets
(property, art, royalty interests, closely held corporate securities, gifts-in-kind)
The Foundation will consider gifts of other assets on an individual basis because there are a number of factors to consider with each type of gift. Please contact the Foundation office if you are considering this type of gift.