RYF Donor Information

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There are many ways to support the Richmond Youth Foundation! 

You can help bring the vision of the Richmond Youth Foundation to life while at the same time enjoy the tax benefits of supporting your Community Foundation as it strives to improve the quality of life of all the citizens of Richmond. Anyone can donate to the Richmond Youth Foundation, in any amount. Whether the gift is to an existing fund or to establish your own fund there are many ways to make a donation. We have listed a few of them here, but would encourage you to talk with our Foundation or your own Financial Planner to investigate which method of giving would be best for you.


Gifts of cash or currency

Appreciated Property

Donors who gift appreciated securities can reduce the related capital gains included in income tax purposes from 25% to 50%.

Gifts of Real Property

Individuals may choose to donate their home or other real estate holdings.

Wills and Bequests

A bequest may be for a specific amount of money, a particular property, a percentage of an estate, or the remainder after all other bequests. It may also include proceeds of an RRSP, RIF or an insurance policy. We invite anyone interested further in Planned Giving, Wills and Estates, to contact our Foundation office for more details on methods of arranging such a gift to the Richmond Youth Foundation.

Life Insurance Policy

Donors to the Richmond Youth Foundation may name the Foundation as the owner and irrevocable beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy.

Wealth Replacement Policy

Donors may make a lifetime gift to the Foundation, and take out an insurance policy to benefit the estate for that amount.

Private Foundation Transfer

A private foundation or Charitable Trust can be transferred to the Richmond Youth Foundation while still retaining its identity. There are a number of very good reasons to consider this option and we would be pleased to discuss them with you.

In Memoriam and Tribute Gifts

Donations can be made in the name or honour of a loved one.

Leave a Legacy

As a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners of Canada, the Richmond Youth Foundation supports the national Leave a Legacy programme. This initiative of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners of BC promotes charitable giving through Will or Estate Planning.

Leave a Legacy is a community-based public awareness campaign that encourages people from all walks of life to make gifts from their estates to the not-for-profit organizations of their choice.

As British Columbians, we share a precious heritage of educational, cultural, religious, health and community services that were founded on voluntary contributions of service and financial support. Leave a Legacy is a call to reflect on that heritage and to act to preserve it for the future generations.

For more information on how to Leave a Legacy through the Richmond Youth Foundation or another non-profit organization, contact your estate planning professional or Martin Hui at the Richmond Youth Foundation at martin[at]ryfoundation.org.

Richmond Youth Foundation
#520-8100 Granville Avenue
Richmond, BC V6Y 3T6
Telephone (604) 270-4483, Fax (604) 270-4487
Email : martin[at]ryfoundation.org

Last updated March 18, 2009