Donate Securities

Offset Your Taxes Owing

Cashing in investments such as Shares and Mutual Funds may trigger capital gain tax. Canada Revenue Agency, however, has introduced a way for donors to offset this impact, and realize significant tax savings, by donating shares directly to a charity such as the Ottawa Food Bank. This, therefore, is a beneficial option to selling securities and donating the cash.

What gifts are eligible?

How to donate gifts of securities

To donate these types of gifts, please fill out the form linked below. Please ensure the form is signed by the donor and returned to the Ottawa Food Bank. Please note, this form will be used to issue the donor a tax receipt.

The procedure for donating the shares is as simple as transferring ownership of the securities from the donor’s account to the Ottawa Food Bank’s account. This takes only a few days, and the value of your gift is determined by the closing price of the security on the day the securities are received into the Ottawa Food Bank’s brokerage account.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the process of donating a Gift of Security, please get in touch with our Major Gift and Planned Giving Officer.

Jenn Gravesjenn@ottawafoodbank.ca613-745-7001 ext. 114

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