Ways to Give
All gifts to the Osprey Community Foundation are tax deductible and we provide convenient and flexible ways for you to contribute. We issue a charitable tax receipt for all donations over $20.
Monthly or annual donations
Your monthly or annual donation will provide a consistent and reliable source of funding for grants from our established funds.
Donate through our safe and secure online Paypal portal.
For credit card donations, you can donate online or call the office during open hours and we can process your donation manually.
Cash or Cheque
This type of gift can include outright gift or pledge of cash, cheques or money orders. 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 our office; please make all cheques payable to “Osprey Community Foundation” and enclose a note or write the fund you wish to contribute to in the notes on the cheque.
On your bank account, set up the Osprey Community Foundation as a new e-Transfer recipient with the email firstname.lastname@example.org. E-transfers sent to this email are automatically accepted, security questions are not required.
Important: Send an email to email@example.com with your name and address so we know where to send the tax receipt. You will receive confirmation of receipt of your donation and we will issue you with a tax receipt.
Publicly traded securities – stocks and bonds
A gift of publicly-traded Canadian securities is the transfer of ownership of stocks or bonds to the Osprey Community Foundation. Donating appreciated securities to Osprey allows you to eliminate capital gains tax and receive an immediate tax receipt for the market value of the securities. We use the Vancouver Foundation to accept securities on our behalf as they are our Investment Manager.
A Bequest in your will
A gift in a will (often called a charitable bequest) may specify a certain sum of money, a particular asset, or a portion of an estate, to be donated to the Osprey Community Foundation. You may specify that a gift in your will be used to establish a new fund in your name or be added to any existing fund. We can provide suggested wording for a will, which should be reviewed with a professional advisor. Donors of bequests can receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes.
Learn more about bequests.
Real estate or other tangible property
A tax receipt is issued for the fair market value, as determined by appraisal, on the date of transfer.
A gift of life insurance
You can provide a sizeable future gift to Osprey at an affordable current cost, without reducing what you give to family and friends through your estate. The Osprey Community Foundation can be named as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. If you designate the Osprey Community Foundation as the irrevocable beneficiary or owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy, we will be able to provide you with an official receipt for income tax purposes for the amount of premium you pay each year.