Donate real estate, personal property or publicly listed securities
Funding award options
Many people believe that, if they are to give, they have two options: they can give now through cash or credit and sacrifice their spending, or they can make a commitment in their will that has no impact on their current lifestyle. Fortunately, there are many more options that allow you to give more significantly, and with less impact on your current finances.
Real estate and personal property
A gift in kind is a non-cash donation and includes items such as personal effects, artwork and real estate. Once it is determined that UCalgary can accept the gift, the university will issue a charitable receipt for the fair market value of the gift.
Gifts of shares
Gifts of publicly listed securities may include stocks, bonds, bills and mutual funds. There is no capital gains tax on securities given to charities, and you will receive a tax receipt for the market value of your gift.
Many companies donate funds equal to your contribution to the same fund to encourage employees to make charitable contributions. Find out if your company has a gift-matching program by speaking to your human resources department.