We accept donations to any established funds, such as community funds, in-memoriam funds, and funds benefiting seniors, youth, and the environment, among others. Click here for an annual report which provides a detailed list of all of our funds.
If you are interested in starting your own fund, click here for information about types of funds and how to start one . (Link to start a fund under donors) Contact us if you have any questions or wish more information.
Once you've decided on the amount you would like to contribute and what assets to give, the steps are easy.
|Donation Options||Charitable Tax Credit||How|
|Cash, Cheque or Credit Card||YES||Gifts of any amount are welcomed. Cash, Visa, Master Card, or cheque made out to Brant Community Foundation. Donor card must be completed to indicate how you would like donation directed.|
There are improved tax credits for securities transferred to the foundation rather than cashing them in and making a donation of cash
|Have your broker contact the BCF office for account information. Transactions will be finalized within a few days.|
Three options are available:
After death in your final tax return and return for the preceding year
|A gift from a will can be a specific amount or the residue of an estate. Talk to the BCF and to prepare a contract to ensure that your wishes for the fund are documented.|
Orland and Patricia Harrison Fund: a gift that keeps on giving
When asked why he created this fund, Orland responded: "Retirement brings many challenges and more than a few surprises to those who fail to seek professional advice. For many years we had planned to reduce taxes with a final bequest to our church and a few favourite charities. It would be fair to say that we had the will but not the way.
After a few chats with Vyrt Sisson, we discussed his ideas with our lawyer and learned that he was involved with a similar community foundation. We received his enthusiastic support and started a Fund when Pat died in June 2010.
We preferred a plan that would eventually provide an annual income in perpetuity. We trusted the professional leadership and loved the idea that our final bequest could, in fact, be a gift that keeps on giving and giving.
The best part - our children and grand children liked the idea too!"