Legacy Giving

When you leave a legacy gift to The Riverwood Conservancy, you’re helping to safeguard a healthy a natural environment for future generations. Your legacy gift will make an impact in supporting the continuity of essential environmental programs for people of all ages and abilities, and provide a lasting statement of your generosity.

A legacy gift to The Riverwood Conservancy not only benefits the community and the environment, but also your own financial security. Legacy gifts can reduce taxes, increase income, and provide benefits to your estate and beneficiaries. Your legacy gift can come in several forms.

Securities and Mutual Fund Shares

Donating securities or mutual fund shares is the most efficient way to give charitably, because capital gains tax does not apply. Your security or mutual fund donation means a larger donation can go towards the cause you support. It also means a larger charitable tax receipt for you through Canada Helps, the largest processor of online security and mutual fund donations in Canada.

Gifts in a Will

A few words in your will can establish a legacy gift to The Riverwood Conservancy that will protect the local environment for generations to come.

Life Insurance

Gifts made through life insurance let you make sizable contributions at a low cost.

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)

Naming The Riverwood Conservancy as a beneficiary is a tax efficient method of donation and is easy to arrange.

The Riverwood Conservancy Endowment Fund

The Riverwood Conservancy Endowment Fund is held and managed by professionals with the Community Foundation of Mississauga. This permanent endowment fund is an invested pool of money that provides an ongoing source of interest income which the organization can count on each year for its charitable work. The endowment grows over time with additional gifts from donors. Donors who contribute to the TRC Endowment Fund receive a charitable tax receipt, providing an immediate advantage to your taxable income. Consider a gift to the TRC Endowment Fund to honour someone, or commemorate a special occasion.

For more information on legacy giving, and to get started on your gift, please contact Pam Kiez at 905-279-5878 or by email.

The information provided on this page is general in nature and not intended to be a substitute for professional legal or financial planning advice. We encourage all donors who are planning a legacy gift to seek independent legal and/or financial planning advice.

The Riverwood Conservancy is a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and is listed in the Canadian Book of Charities and the Canadian Donor’s Guide.