Cheque/Credit Card

This is the simplest type of charitable gift. For donations over $25 you will receive a charitable donation receipt for the year in which the contribution was made.  You can mail a cheque payable to Sunshine Coast Foundation at P.O. Box 1343, Sechelt, BC V0N 1V5 or contact us for a personal visit. For credit card donations, please visit our secure online donation page.

Publicly-traded securities

You can make a  gift of publicly-traded securities by transferring ownership of stocks or bonds to the Sunshine Coast Foundation. If you own shares that have increased in value, 50 per cent of the capital gains are taxable. However, if you donate these shares in-kind to Sunshine Coast Foundation, the entire gain is tax-exempt. For more info click here.

Deferred Giving options

There are also ways to give to Sunshine Coast Foundation at a later date:

Charitable Bequest

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 when it receives the bequest. Bequests can be a specific dollar amount or a residual gift (the entire residue or portion of your estate). Bequests can be given either outright or as a contingent gift.

Contact us at 604-741-7360 for more information.

Below you can find suggested language for leaving a gift to the foundation that you can take to your lawyer or financial advisor.

There is also an interesting article below on Estate Donations.


Name Sunshine Coast Foundation as the beneficiary of your Registered Retirement Savings Plan or Registered Retirement Income Fund and make a significant donation, while saving your Estate from paying probate tax on the proceeds.

Giving Option for American Donors

Friends of Vancouver Foundation is a separate legacy entity, based in the State of Washington, that can accept donations from American individuals, charities and corporations and issue tax receipts that can be used for American tax filings. We have an agreement with Vancouver Foundation to accept US$ donations our behalf. Please indicate where you would like the funds to go. For further information, call Vancouver Foundation at 604-741-7263 or click here.

For more information on ways to give, contact us at 604-741-7360.