Contributions to the Fund are charitable donations for the purposes of income tax. The Foundation will issue tax receipts for donations of $20 and above.
FLOW-THROUGH OR ENDOWMENT
Donations may be made, at the discretion of the donor, either to the flow-through (current) account for expenditure in the immediate future or to the endowment account. At this early stage in the development of the Fund, at a time of low interest rates, the advisors invite donors to make a substantial part of their donation as a "flow-through" contribution in order to enable the Fund to rapidly expand its portfolio of projects and its visibility.
TO MAKE A DONATION
Donations may be made on-line at the Foundation's website, with instant tax receipts, or mailed to the Foundation.
To make a donation on line, please visit the Foundation's website. Under Option 1, if you type "sustain" and click on search, the title Ottawa Sustainability Fund/Fonds pour la durabilité de l'environnement will appear; click on this title and then on continue.
OR, under Option 2, find Ottawa Sustainability Fund/Fonds pour la durabilité de l'environnement in the list of featured funds; click on this title and then click on continue.
If you prefer to make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to the Community Foundation of Ottawa and write Ottawa Sustainability Fund on the memo line of the cheque. In a covering letter, please give instructions about the nature of your gift: flow-through or endowment. It may be mailed to the Foundation (address).
A member of the Fund's Advisory Committee or staff of the Foundation would be pleased to work with you in confidence to assist you to make a donation and decide how best it should be used.
The Fund seeks the tangible engagement of as many citizens as possible. It values contributions large and small, made by individuals, groups, and in memoriam.
The Fund is an excellent opportunity for corporations to demonstrate their commitment to society in their Corporate Social Responsibility reports.)