Ways of Giving

Every donor is unique. Let us help you create a charitable giving plan that reflects your vision and values. We are here to provide you with flexible ways to give, along with access to the expertise and resources you need to create a personalized approach to your giving.

Explore the ways you can give to the Foundation below, or contact our Executive Director, Erin Storey, to discuss the causes closest to your heart.

If you would like to learn more about establishing a new endowment, please visit our Create a Fund page.

Gifts Online

Credit Card
Make a gift using your credit card through our online donation portal. Here, you may designate your gift to any one of our funds by selecting from the alphabetical list. You can also choose to make your gift a one-time donation or have it repeat on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

Make a gift via your financial institution’s website to ED@sunshinecoastfoundation.org.

Make a gift to the Foundation from your PayPal account.

Please be sure to indicate which fund/where you would like your gift to go and if you like your gift to be anonymous.

Gifts by Cheque

Make a cheque payable to Sunshine Coast Foundation and mail to P.O. Box 1343, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0.

Please include a note letting us know where to direct your gift and advise if you wish your gift to be anonymous.

Gifts by Will/Bequest

Leave a legacy that generates benefits long after you are gone.

You can choose to leave a bequest to Sunshine Coast Foundation in your Will. We will provide an official receipt for income tax purposes to your estate. Bequests can be a specific dollar amount or a residual gift (either the entire residue or a percentage of your estate).

Visit this page for more information about leaving a gift in your Will.

Please ask your lawyer to visit this page for the appropriate language to use in your Will.

Gifts of Securities

You can make a tax-deductible gift of publicly-traded securities without incurring a capital gain. This can be a great way of making a substantial gift without dipping into your cash.

Please download these instructions for making a gift of securities.

Other Gift Types

Please contact us to discuss other forms of gifts, such as:

  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Property
  • Artwork

Sunshine Coast Foundation is authorized by the Canada Revenue Agency to issue charitable receipts for income tax purposes for gifts of cash, cheques and securities, during the donor’s lifetime or later by bequest in a Will.

We recommend that you speak to your lawyer or professional financial advisor regarding the ways to maximize your charitable tax benefit when you or your family give to the Sunshine Coast Foundation.

Please contact the Foundation at 604.741.7360 or ED@sunshineoastfoundation.org if you have any questions.

Charitable Registration Number: 896086105 RR 0001

Stories: Jonathan Mason Hird

The Sunshine Coast Foundation is grateful to have received a final gift from long-time Gibsons’ resident, Jon Hird, as a bequest in his will. Always inspired by making a difference, he found ways to amplify his life knowing it was going to end. He sold his home and rented it back from the purchaser. He also arranged in his will to gift the proceeds of his home to organizations that were important to him.