Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash


A very popular way of making a gift to West Vancouver Community 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. West Vancouver Community Foundation is able to invest the donation immediately to generate income to support community projects. The donor is provided with a receipt for income tax purposes.

On-line Giving


A gift can be made on-line by going to www.canadahelps.org and making a donation through your credit card. Monthly giving is one of the most convenient ways you can give and you can set this up with Canadahelps.org. You can cancel at any time and a charitable tax receipt will be issued on a monthly basis.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities


A gift of publicly traded securities can be an attractive option. 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.

Gifts of Life Insurance Policies


Donors may name West Vancouver Community Foundation as the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. Tax receipts are given for either the cash surrender value of an existing policy, or for premiums paid. 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.

Gifts by Will/Bequest


A donor may provide for a gift to the community in his or her will/bequest. There can be considerable tax advantages when charitable gifts are included as part of an estate plan. Please talk to a director, your lawyer, or other professional advisor to simplify the process and maximize tax advantages.

Charitable Remainder Trust


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 Community Foundation, and is placed in a charitable fund you've selected. You receive income tax benefits the year you establish your trust.

All gifts to the West Vancouver Community Foundation are tax deductible and we provide convenient and flexible ways for you to contribute. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for all donations over $100.00.