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"I give you a new commandment: love one another; you must love one another just as I have loved you. It is by your love for one another, that everyone will recognize you as my disciples."


- John 13:34-35

How to Donate At Any Time

  • Make an Automatic Debit Deposit (PAD) to the Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island by directing your bank to make weekly or monthly payments from your credit card or bank account.

You set up this Automatic Debit Deposit just once and subsequent payments are automatically withdrawn. It is quick, safe and the easiest method to make a donation.

You will need to fill out the form [click here], print it, and take it to your bank. An income tax receipt will be provided at the end of the year for all donations made during the year.

  • Mail a cheque payable to Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island. An income tax receipt will automatically be issued for all donations over $20 and on request for donations under $20

Mail your cheque to:
The Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island
1-4044 Nelthorpe Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8X 2A1

  • Donate online through CanadaHelps.org. It is a safe and secure site and provides you with the choice of an immediate income tax receipt or a receipt that you can download at tax time. You can use your credit card to make the donation. You can donate on a one-time basis or set up automatic periodic donations.

    Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Planned Giving as Part of Your Estate Plan

  • Registered Plans: you can make the Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island a beneficiary of your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF).

This gift will not occur until your death, and your estate will benefit from a tax deduction based on the portion of the plan that is donated to the Foundation.

  • Leave a bequest in your will to the Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island. Again, your estate will benefit from a tax deduction based on the amount donated in your will.
  • Life Insurance: you can make the foundation a beneficiary of your life insurance policy by revising your existing policy or taking out a new one. By paying relatively small premiums now, your policy will make a large gift to the foundation later. Your estate will be able to benefit from a tax deduction equal to the death benefit that is donated to the foundation.

Other Points to Ponder The following donation strategies are a little more involved. You should consult with a professional in order to determine whether these strategies are right for you.

  • Securities: you can transfer your publicly-traded stocks and bonds (including mutual funds) to the Foundation without converting them to cash. This can provide a better tax result than converting the securities to cash and donating the cash.
  • Real Estate and Other Property: you can receive an immediate tax deduction and continue to use and enjoy your real estate and other property for the remainder of your life (or the joint lives of you and your spouse) by placing the real estate in a charitable remainder trust.
    Because the foundation would not have access to your property until after your death, the tax deduction would be discounted by your remaining life expectancy but would be deductible from your current income (the deduction would not be postponed until your death).
  • Gift Annuities: you can make a gift of investments to the foundation now without giving up the income you receive from those investments.
  • Named Endowment Funds: you can name a fund after yourself or someone you wish to honour if you donate a minimum amount of $50,000. You may direct this fund to a specific purpose of your choice as long as the purpose is compatible with the objects of the Foundation.
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Give to anyone who asks you, and if anyone wants to borrow, do not turn away.


- Matthew 5:42