Ways to Donate

Ways to Donate

 

All donations, however big or small, are important. There are many ways to donate and many different kinds of donations (other than cash). All donations are handled by the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, who can provide the donor with expert, up-to-date advice on all tax matters so that you receive all the tax benefits to which you are entitled.

 

How to Make a Cash Donation

A cash donation can be a one-time donation or a pre-arranged number of donations over a period of time. For these kinds of donations the donor receives a charitable gift tax receipt for the year in which the donation is made. There are several ways to donate cash:

Donate Online
 using "Canada Helps"
One-time cash donations, or a repeating donation deducted from your credit card, can be made online using Canada Helps. Canada Helps is a charitable organization that provides online donation services to over 12,000 Canadian charities. It is safe, secure and simple to use.

Donate by Cheque to "Community Foundation of Nova Scotia"
Cheques should be made out to "Community Foundation of Nova Scotia" and in the memo line write "Eastern Shore Fund". Mail your cheque to Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society, Box 1937, Lake Charlotte, NS B0J 1Y0. A tax receipt will be sent to you by the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia on our behalf.

Donate Anonymously
To remain anonymous, please contact Allison, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia directly at infocfns@cfns.ca or 1-877-999-5917, and she will help you with your donation.

 

 

Other Kinds of Donations

A Cash Equivalent Donation while the Donor is Living
These could be investments such as stocks, bonds or GICs etc., which can be sold after donation and a charitable gift tax receipt issued for the sale value in the year in which the donation is made. Contact us directly to gain advice on how to make a cash-equivalent donation: Email Gordon at: endow@heritagevillage.ca or call 1-877-999-5917 and ask for Allison.

A Life Insurance Policy while the Donor is Living
A charitable gift tax receipt can be issued where the beneficiary of the policy is the endowment fund. The charitable gift tax receipt valuation of such a donation has to be determined on a case-by-case basis in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. Contact us directly to gain advice on how to make a life insurance policy donation: Email Gordon at: endow@heritagevillage.ca or call 1-877-999-5917 and ask for Allison.

A Real Estate Donation while the Donor is Living
A charitable gift tax receipt can be issued for the market value of any donated real estate in the year in which the donation was made, once the market value has been determined. Contact us directly to gain advice on how to make a real estate donation: Email Gordon at: endow@heritagevillage.ca or call 1-877-999-5917 and ask for Allison.

Bequests
A donation of cash, cash-equivalent, life insurance proceeds and real estate can all be donated via an individual’s will. The tax implications associated with a bequest need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. Contact us directly to gain advice on how to make a bequest: Contact Gordon at endow@heritagevillage.ca or call 1-877-999-5917 and ask for Allison.

All donations are handled by the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (CFNS), who can provide the donor with expert, up-to-date advice on all tax matters so that you receive all the tax benefits to which you are entitled.

 

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