Learn About Giving Options

The most common way of leaving a Planned Gift to the Nature Legacy Fund is through bequest by will, which allow the tax benefits to accrue to the donor’s estate. There are several other ways for you to leave a legacy and make a difference in the future, but receive the tax benefits now. View our gift guide (PDF) for more information on each opportunity. 

Note: Planned Gifts can provide beneficial results for a donor but prospective donors should seek qualified legal and accounting advice to ensure that any concerns have been addressed and that all Income Tax Act, Canada provisions and regulations are met.

Photo: Monarch butterflies by Ric Symmes.

Gift of Land: If you are considering making a gift of land to TTLT, please contact us to discuss your aspirations for the property so that we may work together to realize your conservation goals; we may be unable to accept a gift of land arriving unannounced. 

Charitable Bequest: An official statement in a will, a trust, or an estate plan that designates a gift to a specific charity. It allows you to leave a larger gift than would be possible during your lifetime, while still retaining control of your assets. 

Gift of Publicly Listed Securities: When you donate a gift of securities directly to a charity the taxable capital gain is eliminated. You pay none of the tax that you would if you sold the same securities and donated the cash to a charity.

Gift of Life Insurance: You can donate an existing life insurance policy to Thames Talbot Land Trust. 

Charitable Remainder Trust: A trust gifted to the Nature Legacy Fund that will pay an annual amount to the trustee(s). Once the trust is complete, the Nature Legacy Fund will receive the remaining funds.

Charitable Gift Annuity: As a donor, you can make a gift using cash, securities or possibly other assets to the Nature Legacy Fund. In exchange, this opportunity returns a fixed income stream to you, most or all of which is tax-free. 

Gifts of Residual Interest in Real estate: You can make a gift of real property to the Conservancy: real estate, antiquities, art works, etc., and continue to use the property. A tax receipt is issued for a portion of the value of the real property.