Giving

We are your philanthropic partner

We are here to help you support the causes you care about. Whether you want to donate to an existing fund or create a new fund, we will ensure your charitable goals and the needs of the community are met. Each gift, no matter what size, will have a lasting impact.

Gifts to endowment funds at the Foundation are invested and community grants are made from the earned income. This allows our Funds to grow, so that each year the Foundation can grant more and more to the registered charities working so hard to make a difference throughout Muskoka: now and forever.

Ways to Give

Gifts of Marketable Securities
If you have Marketable Securities that have appreciated in value you can donate them to MCF and your capital gains are tax-exempt. Marketable securities include stocks, bonds, bills, warrants, futures traded on approved stock exchanges and mutual funds. You will receive an immediate tax receipt for the market value of those securities.

Gifts of Wills & Estates
Make a bequest in your will by designating a gift or portion of your estate to Muskoka Community Foundation and, in some cases, receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes.

Gifts of Life Insurance Policies
Designate Muskoka Community Foundation to receive a portion or all of the proceeds from your life insurance policy to reduce your estate taxes, or transfer the policy to the Foundation’s name and receive an immediate tax receipt for the cash surrender value.

Gifts of Trusts
Place cash or property in a Charitable Remainder Trust that pays annual income to you or another named beneficiary for life. After your death, the remainder of the trust transfers to Muskoka Community Foundation and is placed in a charitable fund you have selected. You receive income tax benefits the year you establish your trust.

You can make an immediate donation to the Foundation by cash, cheque, money order or bank draft. We’ll invest your donation to generate income to support Muskoka’s charities. You’ll receive immediate tax benefits.