Your community foundation plays a crucial role in helping people give back to their community in meaningful ways. We connect individuals, families and companies with causes that inspire them. We pool resources, knowledge and expertise, working with others for even greater impact. And we help you realize your philanthropic goals by matching your interests with community needs and finding innovative ways to make every donation count for the long term.
You’re supporting your favorite causes in lots of ways. Volunteering, serving on boards, donating food and clothing, celebrating at events and purchasing products that support a cause are just a few of the ways you are making a difference in the lives of others. At the center of your philanthropy is charitable giving. By working with us and setting up your own fund or supporting an existing fund, you can organize and maximize your financial support of charitable organizations.
Have you found yourself thinking it’s time to get a little more focused with your giving? Do you want to involve your kids, or grandkids in your giving? Perhaps philanthropy is already an important part of your family’s traditions and values but you want to look for high-impact opportunities. Not only do you want to deepen those intergenerational connections, but you also are committed to leaving a legacy to your children, grandchildren, and community. You can do all of this through planning and tools to continue support of the causes you love. That’s exactly what we will help you do.
As a local business leader you know the importance of creating opportunities and working with your employees to create impact. That is why many companies choose to partner with us to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their charitable giving; we are up to date on current best practices to help your business direct donations and achieve impact.
We manage all financial, reporting and due diligence aspects with the charity on your behalf. You have the benefit of seeing your donation at work and achieving corporate recognition for your company’s philanthropy. By establishing a corporate fund, you can work with us to organize, streamline requests and celebrate your company’s financial support of organizations that inspire you.
You don’t need wealth and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Giving to the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation is simple: we provide the flexibility and knowledge to help you make the difference you want to make.
A very straightforward way of making a gift to the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation is by way of cash or cheque. This is an attractive form of gift for anyone who has cash readily available and wants to make an immediate donation. The Foundation is able to invest the donation to generate funds to support charity — you enjoy immediate tax savings.
Gifting appreciated securities enables you to give the most to the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation for the least cost. The 2006 Federal Budget reduced the capital gains inclusion rate for these donations to zero. In effect, taxpayers can now donate qualifying securities with appreciated gains to a charity and not have to pay any tax on the capital gain that would otherwise be realized.
A gift of life insurance, by either making the Foundation the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy or purchasing a new policy and making annual premium payments, has many benefits. It allows you to make a significant gift at a fraction of the value from your disposable income. The annual payments are generally modest and eligible for tax credit, giving annual income tax relief.
A bequest in a will may specify a certain sum of money, a particular asset, or a portion of an estate, to be donated to the Community Foundation. You may specify that a bequest be used to establish a new fund in your name, be added to an existing fund or be added to a fund that the family has established during your lifetime.
The following funds offer a wide selection of donation opportunities. Whether you wish to support the Regional Community Foundation’s Endowment Fund or one of the other funds, you will be joining many other donors who have a desire to make a difference in our community – forever! Funds may be named and are suitable for individuals, families, memorials, organizations, or businesses.
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