Ways to Give

GIFT TYPES

We understand that your philanthropy is as unique as you are.  We are here to provide you with flexible ways to give, along with access to the expertise and resources you need to create a personalized approach to your giving.

A very popular way of making a gift to West Vancouver Foundation is by cash or cheque. This is an attractive method for a donor who has cash available and who wants to make an immediate donation. The West Vancouver Foundation is able to invest the donation immediately to generate income to support community projects. We issue a charitable tax receipt to the donor for income tax purposes.

Please ensure you indicate any special direction for the gift on the cheque and advise if you wish your gift to be anonymous.

E-transfers can be made from your financial institution’s website to:

alexandrap@westvanfoundation.ca

Please call Alexandra Pearson, Financial Manager and Fund Administrator, at 604-925-8153 for the security question and password before initiating the transfer.

Cheques can be mailed and made payable to:
West Vancouver Foundation
775 15 Street, West Vancouver, BC V7T 2S9

A gift can be made online here with your credit card. Monthly giving is one of the most convenient ways you can give and you can set this up here. You can cancel at any time and you will receive a charitable tax receipt.

There is no capital gains tax on gifts of publicly-traded securities to public charities and foundations like ours, which makes this already-popular type of gift even more advantageous and attractive. The donor will receive a tax receipt for the value of the stock at the time of transfer, and may carry forward for up to five tax years, any unused portions of the gift. Please talk to a director, your professional advisor, or broker to make stock transfers easily.

Click here for the donation form of publicly traded securities

You may donate all or a portion of your Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) or your Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs). Tax receipts are provided for the amount donated. Certain government rules may apply. Please contact your advisor to discuss this type of gift.

A gift of life insurance can be a significant future gift at a very affordable present cost. You may not be able to make a significant contribution now, but it is a great way to leverage future tax benefits to make a larger gift than you ever thought possible.

Donors may name the West Vancouver Foundation as the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. This is one of the most popular “planned giving” vehicles. Because there are several options available, please talk to your professional advisor for help in making this gift. Find out more.

A donor may provide for a gift to the community in their Will/Bequest. There can be considerable tax advantages when charitable gifts are included as part of an estate plan. Please talk to your lawyer or professional advisor to simplify the process and maximize tax advantages. Read more about providing a gift in your will here.

Donors may name the West Vancouver Foundation as the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. This is one of the most popular “planned giving” vehicles. Because there are several options available, please talk to your professional advisor for help in making this gift. Find out more.

A donor may place cash or property in a trust that pays annual income to you (or another beneficiary) for life. After your death, the remainder of the trust transfers to the foundation, and is placed in a charitable fund that you have selected. You receive income tax benefits the year you establish your trust.