It’s better for you and your favourite charities.

CanadaHelps makes it easy to donate securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, to any charity in Canada.

While we will continue to process donations of securities up until December 30th, to best ensure your gift qualifies for a 2022 tax receipt, complete your mutual funds donation before December 7th or all other securities donations before December 16th.

 

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Benefits of Donating Securities

 

Eliminate Capital Gains Taxes

Eliminate Capital Gains Taxes

When you donate securities directly to a charity, capital gains tax is eliminated, allowing you to donate more.

Instant tax Receipts

Instant Tax Receipts

You receive the charitable tax receipt for the market value on the date the security is received by our broker. Learn about charitable tax credits.

Choose one or more charities

Choose Your Charities

At CanadaHelps, you can choose any of Canada’s 86,000 CRA registered charities. You can also choose multiple charities!

 

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How do donations of securities and mutual funds work?

Learn all about giving securities and mutual funds with our expert, Paul Nazareth from the Canadian Association of Gift Planners. Watch our 5-minute crash course on why giving securities is good for you and your favourite charities, and exactly how it works!

 

Make a bigger impact when you donate securities directly

By donating securities directly to a charity as opposed to selling them and donating the proceeds, the capital gains tax can be eliminated. This means more money for the charity and a greater charitable tax credit for you.

 
         
    Sell securities for cash. Donate after-tax proceeds.   Donate securities directly using CanadaHelps
Original Cost of Securities   $1,000.00   $1,000.00
Current Market Value   $5,000.00   $5,000.00
Capital Gain   $4,000.00   $4,000.00
Tax on Capital Gains   $920.001   $0.00
Donation Amount After-Tax   $4080.002,3   $5,000.003
Your Charitable Tax Credit   $1,876.001   $2,300.001
       
 
Your charity gets $920 more!
Your charitable tax credit is $424 more!

1) This assumes a 46% marginal tax rate. For calculating capital gains tax, this rate is applied to 50% of the capital gain.

2) $4,080.00 represents the full value of $5,000.00 minus estimated tax of $920.00.

3) 3% fee applies to donations less than $10,000; 2.5% fee applies to donations between $10,000-$49,999; 2.25% fee applies to donations between $50,000-$99,999; 2% fee applies to donations $100,000+.

 

 

It’s simple and easy. Get started today.

Fundraising with CanadaHelps
  1. 1
    Fill our online securities donation form. Upon completion, you will receive an email confirming all the details of your pledge.
  2. 2
    Complete the provided Letter of Direction form and send it to your financial advisor or investment firm. This authorizes the transfer of shares to CanadaHelps.
  3. 3
    Once shares are sold, we will send you a confirmation email with your charitable tax receipt and disburse the proceeds to the charities you selected.
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