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Planned donations

Outright Contributions

Cash donations

This donation category includes cash amounts, cheques, credit cards and preauthorized contributions (usually monthly).

Create an endowment fund
Endowment funds allow the Fondation to ensure its long-term survival. They must be kept for a minimum of 10 years and have a minimum value of $5,000.

  • An endowment fund can have a name of your choosing, thus allowing you to pay homage to one or more people who are dear to you.
  • You can also decide how to allocate the revenue generated by the fund, i.e., by authorizing the Fondation to use only the interest or part of the capital for the management of the Fondation or for any other specific project.
  • You determine the amount withdrawn every year until the donation has been remitted in full.

Donations in kind (donation of immovables or securities)

  • To be recognized as donation in kind, the object of the donation must be a tangible asset (e.g., shares, bonds and other securities listed on the stock market, segregated fund contracts, real property and other capital assets, certified cultural property, capital goods or company stocks) and not a service.
  • This type of donation allows the donor to transfer an asset in a simple manner, without having to liquidate or sell it.
  • Where a real estate asset other than a principal residence is donated, capital gains are taxable at a rate of 50%. The donation amount is calculated based on the market value of the property at the time of the donation.
  • Costs such as expenses related to the transfer of property, such as evaluation and inspection costs, the costs of issuing a certificate of location and notary costs, are borne by the donor.

Donations of registered plans

This type of donation allows the person whose assets are largely frozen in registered plans to make a significant donation either during his or her lifetime or after death. The donor can donate part or all of his or her retirement savings (RRSP or RRIF) to the Fondation Charles-Bruneau without having to pay taxes while preserving his or her right to revoke this decision and designate a new beneficiary at any time.

Example of Planned Donation