Powerful Giving

Philanthropy is driven by giving. By anyone of any age. By any amount. By giving now or leaving a gift for the future. The Port Coquitlam Community Foundation can show you the many options and advantages of giving to your community.

Every donation to us goes exclusively to Port Coquitlam projects. Unless your gift is anonymous, we acknowledge you in our annual report and marketing materials. Most donations go to our General Fund, which broadly supports vital programs and projects in the community.

All donations to Port Coquitlam Community Foundation will receive an official donation tax receipt.

You can give confidently and easily in a number of ways, including:

Cash or Cheque

A very popular way of making a gift to the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation is by cash or cheque. This is an attractive method for a donor who has cash available and who wants to make an immediate donation. The Port Coquitlam Community Foundation is able to invest the donation immediately to generate income to support community projects.

Please ensure you indicate any special direction for the gift on the cheque.

Cheques can be mailed and made payable to:

Port Coquitlam Community Foundation
2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC
V3C 2A8, Canada

Online

A gift can be made online with your credit card. Monthly giving is one of the most convenient ways you can give and is easy to set up. You can cancel at any time and you will receive a charitable receipt for your annual donation.

Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities

There is no capital gains tax on gifts of publicly-traded securities to public charities and foundations such as ours, which makes this already-popular type of gift even more advantageous and attractive. Donors receive a tax receipt for the value of the stock at the time of transfer, and may carry forward for up to five tax years, any unused portions of the gift. Please talk to your professional advisor.

How to Give a Gift of Securities:

Please follow these two steps to make your gift:

  1. Use the Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities Form to instruct your broker to initiate the trade and transfer of shares to Port Coquitlam Community Foundation
  2. Send a copy of this form to Guy La Pierre glapierre@pifinancial.com

For more information, please email Guy La Pierre at glapierre@pifinancial.com

RRSPs, RRIFs and TFSAs

You may donate all or a portion of your Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) or your Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) and Tax Free Savings Accounts. Tax receipts are provided for the amount donated. Certain government rules may apply. Please contact your advisor to discuss this type of gift.

Gifts of Life Insurance Policies

A gift of life insurance can be a significant future gift at a very affordable present cost. You may not be able to make a significant contribution now, but it is a great way to leverage future tax benefits to make a larger gift than you ever thought possible.

Donors may name the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation as the owner or beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. Tax receipts are given for either the cash surrender value of an existing policy, or for premiums paid. This is one of the most popular “planned giving” vehicles. Because there are several options available, please talk to your professional advisor for help in making this gift.

Gifts by Will / Bequest

A donor may provide for a gift to the community through the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation in their will/bequest. There can be considerable tax advantages when charitable gifts are included as part of an estate plan. Please talk to your lawyer or professional advisor to simplify the process and maximize tax advantages.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A donor may place cash or property in a trust that pays annual income to you (or another beneficiary) for life. After your death, the remainder of the trust transfers to the foundation, and is placed in a charitable fund that you have selected. You receive income tax benefits the year you establish your trust.

The information provided on this web site is general in nature and is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please seek legal and/or financial advice from a professional.