Ways to Give

Making a gift to United Way is easy! Simply choose from the options below—each directly supports our work in community. We value your generosity and your privacy, and ensure that the donation process is safe and secure.

By phone: Please call 519-821- 0571 to make a credit card donation or to update your credit card number for pledge payment purposes.

By mail or in person:
Cheques can be made payable to:

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
85 Westmount Road, Guelph ON  N1H 5J2.

More Ways to Give

Gifts of Stocks & Securities

Gifts of securities are the most tax-effective way to make a donation while helping those in need in our community.

To donate a gift of securities, please complete the Securities Donation Transfer Form and return it to United Way and the brokerage firm listed on the form. Authorize your broker to transfer the securities to United Way’s broker account.  Your shares will be sold immediately.  You receive a charitable tax receipt on the date of transfer for the fair market value of the donation, while not being subject to any capital gains tax.  As a result, your gift of securities to United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin may produce a greater tax benefit than selling the shares and donating cash.

Planned Giving

Bequests: are gifts left to United Way through your will. By making a gift you are leaving a legacy while providing significant tax benefits. You can plan today to leave a gift of property, a specified amount of money, valuable goods, or a percentage of your estate.  You will be helping future generations and ensure we have the resources to continue to build a stronger, healthier community.

Life Insurance policy: a charity can benefit by being the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. The gift to the charity is not lessened by fees and the estate is not reduced by the amount of the gift.

Charitable Remainder Trust: Through your will, a trust is created in which the beneficiaries receive income for life. Upon the death of the named beneficiaries, all or a portion of the capital would be donated to United Way.

RRSP’s and RRIF’s: You can name United Way as a beneficiary in your RRSP or RRIF by advising your financial institution and signing a declaration.  The value will be taken out of your estate and reduce the tax owing on your final tax return.

Residual Gifts: This type of donation is in fact the remainder after all of a person’s fixed obligations are met. You could leave a certain amount of money to each child and grandchild – and then leave the remainder to give back to your community – through United Way.

Gifts in kind: are gifts of real property, like stocks, bonds or houses. These gifts may be given, or left as part of the will or trust.

**United Way urges you to consult with your lawyer, accountant, financial planner or insurance agent to help you decide what kind of planned gift would be best for you and your family. Information provided here is not intended to represent legal or financial advice.  Please consult with a professional advisor. 

 

Start a workplace campaign

A United Way campaign at your workplace is quick, easy and fun, builds staff morale and increases productivity…plus, we are with you every step of the way, from training to campaign wrap-up and provide you with lots of free materials to make your campaign a great success.   If you would like more information on how to start a campaign at your workplace,  click here or contact Brenda Carson, Campaign Director, 519 821 0571 x 31

Tax Benefits of Your Donation

Your donation may qualify you for significant tax benefits!

Your gift of Total Tax Savings Actual Cost
$52 $10.43 $41.57
$100 $20.05 $79.95
$200 $40.10 $159.90
$300 $80.26 $219.74
$400 $120.42 $389.58
$500 $160.58 $339.42
$750 $260.98 $489.02
$1,040 $377.44 $662.56
$2,000 $762.98 $1,237.02
$3,000 $1,164.58 $1,835.42
$4,000 $1,566.18 $2,433.82
$5,000 $1,967.78 $3,032.22
$10,000 $3,975.78 $6,024.22

*This table is based on 2014 tax information.

To calculate the tax savings of your personal donation, check out the Revenue Canada Tax Calculator

For more information on tax savings, visit Revenue Canada

*Always consult with your financial advisor for tax implications specific to you.

First-Time Donor’s Super Credit

Established in 2013, the First-Time Donor’s Super Credit (FTDSC) gives first-time donors and those who haven’t claimed a charitable donation in the last five years an extra 25% on their tax credit for charitable gifts. The new credit can be claimed once from the 2013 to 2017 taxation years.

A donation to United Way boosted by the First-Time Donor’s Super Credit means a healthier community for us all – and more money in your pocket after taxes.

Your gift of Total First-Time Donor’s Super Credit Actual Cost to you, after taxes
$150 $68 $82
$250 $123 $127
$500 $286 $214
$750 $448 $302
$1,000 $611 $389

For more information, visit www.cra.gc.ca

Please review our Donor Bill of Rights.

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