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Give Strategically

Being an effective donor takes vision, focus, and strategy. At Tides Canada, we help philanthropists make more meaningful gifts. We can work together on a strategic giving strategy that captures your unique interests and concerns, and achieves your goals.

Invest in ChangeCapital

We recently launched ChangeCapital, a new approach to philanthropy that allows donors to amplify the social return on every dollar donated. Donations to ChangeCapital support investments in socially and environmentally focused opportunities ranging from support for local, sustainable food enterprises to financing for community energy projects. At the end of the investment term, the returns and capital can be directed to charities, creating more social good.

Give Monthly

When you join Tides Canada’s monthly giving program, you join a special group of people who care deeply about the environment and social equity. Your monthly gift will support Tides Canada’s unique approach to making lasting change for all Canadians. You can become a monthly donor by setting up a monthly gift online or through direct deposits. You will receive an annual tax receipt for your contribution.

Give Online

Make an online donation and you will receive an immediate tax receipt for your gift.

Give Securities

Give stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other publicly-traded securities.

If you have publicly traded securities in your portfolio that would generate a substantial taxable gain if sold, consider donating securities. You will receive a tax receipt for the full market value of the securities at the closing trading price on the day they are received and will not owe capital gains tax on the advantage of the securities from the cost base. Tides Canada will receive the net value of the sale of the securities less brokerage commission.

The chart below shows the tax advantage to donating the securities vs. selling the securities and then donating the cash proceeds. In this particular example, you double the tax savings by donating securities directly.

Donate Cash Proceeds Donate Securities Directly
Fair market value $10,000 $10,000
Cost basis $4,000 $4,000
Capital gain $6,000 $6,000
Taxable gain $3,000 (50%) $0 (0%)
Tax credit (assuming 35%) $3,000 $3,000
Tax on gain (at 50%) $1,500 $0
Tax savings $1,500 $3,000

To make a gift of securities, please contact Chris Chan.

Give by Cheque

To make a donation by cheque, please complete this donation form and mail the form along with your cheque to our Vancouver office:

Tides Canada
400 – 163 Hastings Street West
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H5

Give by Wire Transfer

To make a donation by wire transfer, please contact Chris Chan.

Make a Planned Gift or Bequest

There are many ways to leave a legacy to support the work and mission of Tides Canada.

They include:

  • gifts left in your will
  • RRSP / RRIF gifts
  • life insurance
  • annuities that provide income to you during your lifetime
  • gifts made through retirement plans
  • real estate and other property

To learn more about making a planned gift or bequest, please contact Melissa Leite.

Make a Gift in Honour or Memory

An honorary or memorial gift is a thoughtful way to honour someone special. Gifts can be made to honour milestones and the passing of a loved one.

Once your gift has been received, Tides Canada will send a hand written note to the honoree or the next of kin to let them know of your thoughtful gift. Please fill out this form and include it with your gift.

Give to a Shared Platform Project

Tides Canada’s shared platform powers nearly 40 projects, building solutions to a range of social and environmental challenges. You can make a donation to a specific project and support some of the most innovative social change work taking place across Canada.

Give to a Donor Advised Fund

Tides Canada holds nearly 150 donor advised funds, enabling donors to support charitable activities and causes they care about. You can make a donation to a specific donor advised fund and support the passions of our donors.

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