WAYS TO GIVE
1. Give to an existing fund
Make a donation in support of community needs that are important to you. With almost 190 funds, you are able to support all areas of the community. We would be happy to guide you through the various options available. You may already have a preference and we would be pleased to honour your wishes.
2. Create a legacy fund
We work with you to establish a fund to fit your needs and honours your wishes. You may want your fund to benefit a particular Canadian charitable organization(s) that holds special meaning to you. You may want to support the community or region in general. You can also decide how involved you want to be with your fund.
3. Make a Memorial Donation
Recognize achievements or mark milestones with a donation to the Foundation in honour of someone.
4. Planning now for giving later
When you think about what will happen to your assets once you are gone, you can strengthen your community for your children, grandchildren and future generations. Planned Giving ensures that those causes that matter most to you are realized in your estate planning. It may be as simple as naming the Community Foundation in your will; or you may wish to establish a fund today, with an option to add to it over your lifetime. We are happy to work with you and/or your professional advisor to ensure that your wishes are honoured.
HOW TO GIVE
The BC Interior Community Foundation offers a variety of giving options for donating. Whether it is setting up your own Legacy fund or contributing to an existing fund, we work with you to make your contribution meaningful.
Here are a few of the most popular ways to give:
Cash donations can be dropped off at the office during open hours – please do not mail cash. Cheques can be mailed or dropped off at the office; please make all cheques payable to “BC Interior Community Foundation” & enclose a note or write the fund you wish to contribute to in the notes on the cheque. For credit card donations, you can donate online here or you can call the office during open hours and we can process your donation manually. If your donation is over $25, the Foundation will issue you a tax receipt. If your donation is under $25 and you need a tax receipt, please use Canada Helps to Donate.
Publicly traded securities
A gift of publicly-traded Canadian securities is the transfer of ownership of stocks or bonds to the BC Interior Community Foundation. If you donate these shares in-kind to the BC Interior Community Foundation, any capital gain is tax-exempt. A tax receipt is issued for your donation of over $25.00 in value.
PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
The world we live in is constantly changing and the needs we face today may not be the same needs tomorrow. BC Interior Community Foundation has a long history of offering community support to charities across our region. Since 1984, we have worked with the community to identify emerging needs and make impactful granting decisions.
There are also ways to give to the BC Interior Community Foundation at a later date.
Gifts in wills allow you to make extraordinary gifts and to continue the charitable support you have given during your lifetime and for generations to come. This also provides a valuable tax savings to your estate. Please let us know if you have named the “BC Interior Community Foundation” in your will and talk to us about your gift intentions. We will help ensure that your wishes are honoured.
You can provide a sizeable future gift to the Foundation at an affordable current cost, without reducing what you give to family and friends through your estate. The BC Interior Community Foundation is named as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy and you designate the BC Interior Community Foundation as the irrevocable beneficiary or owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy. The Foundation is able to provide you with an official receipt for income tax purposes for the premiums paid each year.
Name the BC Interior Community Foundation as the beneficiary of your Registered Retirement Savings Plan, Registered Retirement Income Fund or TFSA while saving your estate from paying probate tax fees on the proceeds.