The Coquitlam Foundation approaches each donation on its own merits to help donors meet their charitable objective. The process starts with two options: you may give any amount to an existing fund or you may establish your own fund (assuming the required criteria are met).
A professional advisor can ensure you are getting the maximum tax and legal advantages allowed for your gift, while also maximizing the positive impact of your donations. Please talk to a professional advisor, either a financial or estate planner to help plan your giving.
Gifts may take the following forms:
Tangible gifts may be donated to the Foundation. These include cash, real estate, mutual funds, term deposits, vehicles, art, jewelry, stocks, bonds and insurance. The appropriate disposition of these assets for charitable purposes may also create tax savings now for you and your heirs.
A bequest of property would allow you to protect land with unique ecological features forever through a conservation covenant, or ecological gift. The Coquitlam Foundation is authorized by the provincial and federal governments to hold conservation covenants, pursuant to the Land Title Act, and to receive ecological gifts under the Income Tax Act. Donors may be interested in gifting developed or heritage properties.
Donating through your Last Will and Testament
When you are preparing your Last Will and Testament, you may:
Business owners and corporations can also get directly involved in named funds with the Coquitlam Foundation. To manage ever increasing requests for corporate donation, the foundation can create a named fund for your business that removes the task from you and your staff. The Foundation manages both the investment and administration of this fund.
We are available to speak with you and/or your legal or financial advisor. Information packages are available upon request.
To talk with us further, please contact:
The Coquitlam Foundation
Phone message: 604-468-9598 ~ We will return your call.
When your heart tells you it's time to help people in your community, but your head doesn't know where to turn, it's time to look to the Coquitlam Foundation. We're your hometown partner in philanthropy, helping you help your neighbours through charitable initiatives as simple as a one-time donation to our general fund or as profound as the establishment of an endowment fund. Look to the Coquitlam Foundation when you're looking to help.