“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”
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Our tax dollars only go so far. Just as with hospitals and universities, there’s a gap between the services we want and what the government can provide. That’s where community support and the Pacific Parklands Foundation comes in. Join us and together we can bridge this gap in funding and help turn good parks into GREAT parks.
Our long-time, committed friends at Metro Vancouver Regional Parks are a vital fund raising resource for Pacific Parklands Foundation. A portion of our annual budget comes from a generous annual contribution from Metro Vancouver while the remainder is raised through the generosity of individuals and corporate donors. PPF is incredibly grateful for this ongoing support and as a result we have some of the lowest administration costs in the charitable sector – virtually all of your donation goes directly to support and enhance your regional parks.
Members of our Metro Vancouver family serve as volunteers on our Board and sit on committees working alongside other members in our community. In addition to volunteering their time, Metro Vancouver staff help Pacific Parklands Foundation deliver their mission by supporting events and fundraising initiatives.
Give today and protect these treasures for the future.
Become a Pacific Parklands Foundation monthly donor, and invest in the future of our treasured regional parks. Your monthly gift provides us with a consistent source of funding that enables us to plan ahead and support the conservation needs of our parks. No matter the size, your monthly donation will make a huge difference.
By including a gift in your will to the Pacific Parklands Foundation you will be creating a lasting legacy for our region. You can designate your gift for a specific project or purpose, allowing you to play a significant role in funding important projects. Your estate will receive a donation receipt for the value of your gift, which can significantly reduce taxes owning on your final tax return.
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Use your gift to honour or remember a loved one or someone special in your life. You can even let us know your preferred project so that we can make best efforts to direct your donation. You’ll receive a tax receipt for the full amount of any donation over $25. You can spread your donation over time, making smaller payments at requested intervals. Small amounts add up to big ones over time. We’ll make sure you’re recognized in our donor list, in our annual reports and on our website.
You can help our parks and enjoy significant tax savings by donating appreciated stocks, shares, bonds or mutual funds. In order to maximize your tax savings, donate publicly traded securities directly to Pacific Parklands Foundation rather than selling the same securities and donating the cash proceeds. You can donate both electronic and certificate shares, or gifts of publicly traded options. You’ll receive a donation receipt for the value of your gifts immediately.
We gratefully accept gifts in kind that can be used within the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. These might include real estate, equipment, artifacts and other tangible items. You will receive a tax receipt for the appraised fair market value of the gift, and, if you wish, you’ll be recognized in our donor list, our annual reports and our website.
If you give Pacific Parklands Foundation a future interest in real estate that you own, you can continue to own and enjoy your property as you always have for a specific period or for the rest of your life. Upon your passing or at the end of the agreed-upon period, the Foundation automatically becomes full owner of the property.
Are you at a stage in your life where you don’t need all the life insurance you bought when you were raising a family or had other significant costs to cover? You could consider putting the extra life insurance to work for the Pacific Parklands Foundation. You can transfer ownership and beneficiary status of an existing or new life insurance policy and choose which park or project your gift will support and you’ll receive a tax receipt equal to the cash surrender value of the policy and the premiums.
We will be happy to help you work out the details of any type of donation, including a charitable remainder trust. You can apply your tax receipt against current and future income and you’ll continue to receive the income earned by the capital during your lifetime. Or, designate the Pacific Parklands Foundation as the direct beneficiary on an RRSP or RRIF form for an easy deferred gift with many benefits.
When you purchase a charitable insured annuity, a portion of your annuity income will be used to fund an insurance policy with Pacific Parklands Foundation as its named owner and beneficiary. With a charitable gift annuity, a portion of your gift is used to purchase an annuity for you while the rest goes directly to Pacific Parklands Foundation as a gift.
Do you want to help the environment? If you have a few hours, a few days or perhaps a few weeks to spare, there are many things that you can do to help Pacific Parklands Foundation take care of our regional parks. We always have great volunteer opportunities, so roll up your sleeves and get involved.
If you are looking for a personal way to support Pacific Parklands Foundation in preserving our regional parks, why not consider a Commemorative or Memorial Gift like a bench or picnic table? Choosing to remember someone with a commemorative gift is not only a beautiful memorial to their spirit and contributions during their lifetime, it also provides and enduring and lasting gift to future generations.
To find out more contact us at (604) 451-6168, and we will be happy to answer all your questions and assist you with the process.