How to Help Wildlife

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Planned Donations

- Testamentary gift
- Donation from life insurance proceeds
- Securities donation
- Real estate donation or other donations in kind

Testamentary gift

The testamentary gift is one of the easiest and most accessible ways of planning a donation in support of an organization close to your heart. A testamentary gift can help mitigate succession duties that your heirs will have to pay on your assets.

Several methods of bequeathing property are open to you. Consult a financial adviser or notary to ensure that your will reflects your intentions and that your heirs obtain the tax benefits to which they are entitled.

If you so desire, your family and the Fondation de la faune may be informed of the donation you intend to make. The donation can also be made anonymously.

Download the document on testamentary gifts (in French only)

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Donation from life insurance proceeds

A donation from life insurance proceeds allows you to make a major donation to the Fondation de la faune du Québec at very low cost and benefit from significant tax savings.

The donation from life insurance proceeds may take several forms. Your financial planner can offer valuable advice based on your age, family situation and objectives. Here are some forms of life insurance donations.

Assignment of an existing policy to the Fondation de la faune du Québec.

If you no longer need the coverage offered by your life insurance policy, you can assign the policy to the Fondation de la faune as beneficiary of the face amount upon your death. A receipt for a charitable gift will be issued in the case of a paid-up policy. However, if you are paying monthly premiums, you are entitled to tax receipts in the amount of each annual payment. 

Purchase of a new policy with the Fondation de la faune du Québec as beneficiary.

This option allows you to make a major donation, even if your financial resources are limited. Premiums paid monthly entitle you to tax credits. A considerable amount of money can be amassed in a just few years.

Designation of the Fondation de la faune du Québec as beneficiary of the death benefit.

The Fondation de la faune may be named the beneficiary of a portion or all of a life insurance policy. The Fondation de la faune may also be designated as the second or third beneficiary. This prevents the death benefits from being lost in the event that the first beneficiary dies before the policy owner.

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Securities donation

It is possible to donate shares listed on a stock exchange, savings bonds, shares in mutual funds or similar types of property to the Fondation de la faune du Québec. From a taxation standpoint, this is one of the most advantageous ways of making a donation. Indeed, when the donor transfers securities directly to the Fondation de la faune, the taxable portion in capital gains drops from 50% to 25%. It is more advantageous to proceed this way than to donate revenue from stock sales.

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Real estate donation or other donations in kind

Give land to the Fondation de la faune du Québec

The Fondation may receive donated land that will be kept intact for wildlife and future generations, or affect the property with a conservation servitude to the same end. 

Donation of land for wildlife

Most natural land is of value to wildlife and may be recognized as “ecosensitive,” which enhances tax advantages benefiting the donor. Wetlands, riparian land, islands and mature forests are of particular interest because they often shelter many species of wildlife. Urban, industrial, forest and farming activities and recreational activity and tourism are making such habitats increasingly rare, and the Fondation de la faune wants to protect them.  

As the owner of natural land you can play an important role in wildlife habitat conservation.  Donating land to the Fondation de la faune du Québec will give you the satisfaction of knowing that it will be protected forever and that you will obtain tax benefits.

Donation of a conservation servitude

A conservation servitude in perpetuity is a formal contract signed between the Fondation de la faune and a landowner to prevent certain activities or some kinds of development from ever taking place on the landowner’s property. A conservation servitude may affect property in its entirety or some portions only. This is another way to protect nature in an environment you value while obtaining tax benefits and remaining the owner of the land. 

Donation of a work of art

Other property such as works of art may also be donated to the Fondation de la faune. Contact us to find out if your donation may be accepted. Tax receipts will be issued on the basis of an official evaluation of the object in question.

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