There are several ways to make your initial and subsequent deposits to your account once created:
Simply telephone us at 1-866-640-8783 and we will be pleased to assist you in opening your account, accepting deposits, or answering any of your questions.
Send a cheque payable to The Veritas Foundation with a covering letter identifying your account details to:
The Veritas Foundation
3110 - 100 Wellington Street West
PO Box 80
Toronto, ON M5K 1E7
An official donation tax receipt will be issued to you once received.
You may make a deposit at any time online by Credit Card or PayPal. An official donation tax receipt will be forwarded to you by email.
Complete THIS FORM to remit a payment online by Credit Card or PayPal.
For existing accounts, you can transfer funds directly to your account online using the following instructions. For new accounts, details are provided on the Account Opening Form. An official tax receipt will be issued for the amount deposited.
Electronic Funds Transfer:
The Veritas Foundation
TD Canada Trust
161 Bay Street at Front St.
Toronto, ON M5J 2S1 Canada
SWIFT code: TDOMCATTTOR
Transit Number: 05002
Institution code: 004
Account Number: 5249713
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to advise us of the transfer and the answer to your authorization question.
Securities can be transferred 'in kind' from your existing investment account to your Veritas Giving Fund account at any time. Simply complete the Transfer of Securities Form and send to us and your broker - we will take care of the rest.
Securities can include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, segregated funds, or any other publicly listed investments.
An official donation tax receipt will be issued for the fair market value of the securities on the date they are received by Veritas Foundation.
Donated securities to the Veritas Foundation may be eligible for enhanced capital gains treatment. There will be zero capital gains as income and therefore, no capital gains tax owing. In the example below, you would be reducing your taxes by $18,000 when you donate and deposit securities directly to the Veritas Foundation Giving Fund in your account rather than selling them yourself and depositing the proceeds to your account.
Annual Contribution Limit: the contribution limitation for in-kind gifts that have appreciated in value is 75 per cent of your annual net income from all sources. Any excess may be carried forward and claimed as a charitable donation deduction in any of the next five years.
Complete THIS FORM to transfer securities to your account.
Your RRSP or RRIF can be gifted to your account which will entitle your estate to a charitable receipt for the value of the RRSP or RRIF. This charitable receipt can then be used to offset the tax liabilities incurred at your death.
You can designate the charitable organization as the beneficiary directly with the RRSP or RRIF holder. This is generally the preferred manner, as the gift of the RRSP or RRIF then becomes completely independent of your will and results in a very simple process. Upon receipt of your death certificate, the RRSP or RRIF holder is automatically authorized to pay the funds in the RRSP or RRIF to your account with the Veritas Giving Fund and Veritas is authorized to provide your estate with a charitable receipt.
The gift is simple to make. Just request a Change In Beneficiary form from your plan provider and name The Veritas Foundation and your account name as beneficiary of all or a portion of the RRSP or RRIF and return the document to your provider.
The important things to remember when donating a RRSP/RRIF are:
- It is appropriate for any committed donor with RRSP/RRIF, regardless of age;
- The most recently signed documents normally overrule previous instructions, so it is important that the charity be named beneficiary on plan documents and that this is outlined in the Will too;
- The tax credit on donor’s final income tax return is based on value of gift from the plan ;
- The amount of the gift creditable on final tax return is 100% of income (not 75% like when donor is alive);
- There is a one year carry-back if the gift is in excess of 100% final year income;
- A direct designation gift is good for donor advised fund endowment donations such as the Veritas Foundation Giving Fund;
- The gift is not subject to probate;
- It is most appropriate on death of 2nd spouse (RSP rollover tax free between spouses).
Your account can be named as the beneficiary of a charitable bequest, life insurance policy, qualified retirement plan (RRSP or RRIF), charitable remainder trust or a private foundation. The Veritas Foundation should be identified as the recipient for all such deferred contributions and directed specifically in writing to your account.
When setting up a deferred contribution such as this, you should consult with your tax, legal and investment advisors. Be sure to complete the Account Opening Form as part of the process.
Sample Bequest Language (Where the Donor Expects to Change Selection of Charities During Their Lifetime)
To pay or transfer the residue of my estate to the Veritable Foundation Giving Fund, BN/Registration Number 732323126 RR0001, to my donor advised account (indicate Veritas Foundation account number and name). If a don advised account has not been opened by me at the time of my death, I direct my Executors and Trustees to open such an account in the name of (your choice of fund name)("the Fund"). The regulations for the investment of the Fund and the use of the income and capital of the Fund for charitable purposes shall be determined in the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors of the Veritas Foundation. It is my wish that the Board of Directors of the Veritas Foundation apply monies from the Fund to those charitable organizations selected on an annual basis in the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors of the Veritas Foundation or to any registered charities which I may select in accordance with any memorandum that I may leave with this my will.
Alternative Bequest Language (Where the Selection of Charities is Known and Binding in the Will)
To pay or transfer the residue of my estate to the Veritas Foundation Giving Fund, BN/Registration Number 723223126 RR0001, to my donor advised fund account (indicate Veritas Foundation account number and name). If a donor advised account has not been opened by me at the time of my death, I direct my Executors and Trustees to open such an account in the name of (your choice of fund name) ("the Fund"). The regulations for the investment of the Fund and the use of the income and capital of the Fund for charitable purposes shall be determined in the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors of the Veritas Foundation. It is my wish that the Board of Directors of the Veritas Foundation, in their absolute discretion, apply monies from the Fund on an annual basis in equal shares to (list as many registered charities as you wish along with their BN/Registration numbers).