Ways to give

The Oakville Community Foundation offers a full range of gift-giving options – everything from a single gift to a cause or need to creating a fund for long-term support with options for immediate impact. 

All options provide tax benefits. Please contact Sarah McPherson, Director of Philanthropy & Communications (sarah@theocf.org | 950-844-3562 ext 302) for more information. Learn all the unique ways of giving here.

Your gateway to philanthropy – Online Donations

Donations may be made online for immediate impact via The Foundation’s Fund, supporting local needs OR donate to a Fundholder’s Fund and support their passion and causes.

Our online system provides a safe and secure environment through which donors may make a donation. Select the fund from the list of available Funds and then you will be prompted through the donation process. Electronic tax receipts for donations of $20 or more will be provided by email.

Make a Gift of Securities 

Give appreciated securities to eliminate capital gains tax and get an immediate tax receipt for the market value of those securities. Not only does our community benefit from the donation of publicly traded securities in kind (e.g. Canadian stocks, bonds and mutual funds) but you’ll receive both a tax exemption (related to the capital gain) and a charitable tax receipt. Please use this share transfer form and contact Sarah@theocf.org for information regarding the procedures involved in processing a gift of appreciated securities.

Cheque

We are pleased to accept cheques – to ensure they are appropriately directed, please ensure all cheques are made payable to The Oakville Community Foundation. Please indicate in the memo, the name of the Fund(s) you wish to support, and mail to 410 North Service Road E, Suite 200,  Oakville  ON  L6H 5R2

Giving through your Will

Planning to leave something for your community through your Will is such a powerful, important philanthropic offer.  Thank You!  Please use our Simple Will Language to guide your Advisor when crafting or updating your Will. Any questions on this method, please contact Sarah McPherson, Director of Philanthropy & Communications, sarah@theocf.org

Other Ways of Giving: 

Start & Create a fund
Establish your philanthropic legacy without the work and cost of incorporating a private foundation.

Participate in the Women’s Giving Collective
Pool your charitable dollars together with other women in Oakville; help co-create a new approach to philanthropy.

Memorial Funds
Honour the life of a loved one through charitable donations in their memory: we make it simple.