After you have remembered your loved ones, a legacy gift, small or large, is an incredible way to ensure your values live on after you are gone. A gift in your Will will be used to increase public awareness of environmental problems and to highlight solutions through research and education in Canada and worldwide.
For your consideration, we accept the following legacy gift types:
- A gift of cash. You may choose to designate a specific dollar amount, or percentage of the net residue of your estate to give to Greenpeace Canada Education Fund. This is called a ‘bequest’ and is the most common way to leave a gift in your estate.
- A gift of securities. If you own publicly listed securities, transferring them to Greenpeace Canada Education Fund can have significant tax advantages. Your estate will receive a greater tax benefit – a donation receipt to help reduce taxes owed, plus the elimination of taxes you would normally have to pay on capital gains.
- Registered funds like RRSPs, RRIFs, or TFSAs. You may choose to donate whatever is left over from your RRSP, RRIF, or TFSA. Naming Greenpeace Canada Education Fund as a beneficiary of your registered funds is one of the easiest and most flexible ways to give. It’s as simple as filling out your fund provider’s beneficiary form, which you can update any time. Please note: In Quebec, you must name Greenpeace Canada Education Fund as a beneficiary of your registered funds through your Will. It cannot be done on a beneficiary form.
- A gift of life insurance. You can name Greenpeace Canada Education Fund as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. If you do not have a current life insurance policy, you might consider purchasing one and transferring its ownership. When you transfer ownership, the premium you pay is treated as a donation and you will receive a donation receipt now to apply against your current tax bill.
Key information to include in your Will:
Official name: Greenpeace Canada Education Fund
Primary address: 33 Cecil Street, Ontario, M5T 1N1
Charitable business number: 717425516RR0001
For more information about how you can leave a gift in your Will to Greenpeace Canada Education Fund, or if you are a lawyer or the executor of an estate, please contact Jackie Gallagher at [email protected] or call +1 (905) 828-0133.