Close up of child's hand holding hand of elderly person in wheelchair.Because everyone has something to give.

Have you considered the change you could make in the world for people with an intellectual disability, if you could make just one substantial gift? For many donors, the best way to see your vision accomplished is to make a legacy gift, knowing that your thoughtful generosity will continue to help CACL build a more inclusive future for all.

Giving to CACL means you truly understand that inclusion—full citizenship and broad participation in every aspect of everyday life— means a better life for people with an intellectual disability and better communities for everyone else, too.

Planning a legacy gift is one of the most effective ways to help the community living movement continue to address barriers to inclusion well into the future. Not only can you help ensure that our efforts in strengthening families, defending rights, and transforming communities have lasting impact, but you can also reduce your taxes, supplement your income, and maximize the benefits to your estate and its beneficiaries.

It is an amazing gift to know that our efforts to see all people with an intellectual disability fully included and valued in society will be supported long into the future. While we are happy to support your gift planning in any way possible, we encourage you to consult with your legal or financial advisor about the best giving option for you.

What Can You Give?

Making a legacy gift can be very rewarding. With a little advance planning, you can demonstrate your enduring commitment to the CACL Foundation and the many programs and services it helps make possible.

Bequests – The Simplest Way to Give

By naming the CACL Foundation as a beneficiary in your Will, you can make a significant gift that might not have been otherwise affordable during your lifetime. A bequest gift will also generate significant tax credits that will help offset the final taxes payable by your estate.

Learn more about bequest gifts here.

Life Insurance – A Flexible, Cost-Effective Way to Give Generously

When you designate the CACL Foundation as the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy — on which you continue to pay premiums — you receive a charitable receipt for the fair market value (FMV) of the policy and for all future premiums paid. However, if you choose to name the CACL Foundation as a beneficiary only, then the policy proceeds will be paid directly to the CACL Foundation upon death and your estate will receive the donation receipt. The generous tax credits that result can then be used by your estate to offset taxes owing on up to 100% of your taxable income.

Appreciated Securities – Tax Preferred Giving

Funding a charitable gift with appreciated securities (publicly listed stocks, mutual fund units, etc.) is often a better option for funding an outright gift than writing a cheque, because the capital gain in a gift of qualifying securities is now completely exempt from taxation. 

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Please contact our staff at 416-661-9611 ext. 300 or by email at giving@cacl.ca for more information and to discuss your legacy gift options. Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as your decision to make a gift.

Please note that the information above does not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be substituted for appropriate professional counsel. The CACL Foundation encourages you to seek qualified, legal and financial advice before deciding on a course of action.