October 23, 2020

How to Maximize Your Support This Giving Season

2020 has been a difficult year for many of us, including the charitable sector and the PKD Foundation of Canada. With event cancellations, funding shortfalls and increased need for support, now more than ever, you have the opportunity to make an even bigger impact with your support. With the tips provided below, you can give strategically to make your support go further in the fight to #endPKD.

#1 - Give With Securities and Mutual Funds

Donating securities, which includes stocks, bonds and mutual funds, is the most tax-efficient way to donate! Canada Helps makes it easy to donate to the charity or charities of your choice with reduced tax rates and instant tax receipts.

Learn more about donating securities though Canada Helps here!

#2- Opt For Month to Month Giving

Make your impact last by choosing an affordable amount to give monthly to the causes you care about most. Monthly giving makes it easier for the PKD Foundation of Canada and other charities to budget long term and focus our efforts on supporting the PKD community, rather than fundraising.

Learn more about the impact of monthly giving here!

#3- Use a Charitable Tax Credit Calculator

When donating to your favourite Canadian charities, you may receive up to 53% of the total amount you donated back at tax time through charity tax reductions!

Read more about how you can take advantage of federal and provincial government tax incentives and calculate your charitable tax credit here!

#4- Set Goals and Track Your Giving

Canada Helps makes it easy to track your giving, set donation goals and compare your giving to other Canadians.

You can create an account here and start tracking today!

As always, if you have any questions about how you can support the PKD community and the Foundation of Canada, feel free to contact us anytime by email or phone at (416)-410-1740.