Donations are greatly appreciated and help save wildlife in Manitoba. Your donation is needed for items such as food, veterinary care, medical and animal care supplies that are critical in saving wildlife. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $20.00 or more.
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre has created an Endowment Fund that will perpetually grow and generate funds through the Winnipeg Foundation. This fund will help with ongoing operating expenses that occur to help rehabilitate injured, sick and orphaned wildlife.
To make a donation, contact the Winnipeg Foundation at 204-944-9474. All contributions are tax deductible.
The Canada Revenue Agency does not apply capital gains tax on donations of publicly traded securities. Capitals gains are the increase in the value of your securities over the price you paid at purchase.
When you sell your shares for cash, you’re responsible for the tax due on the gain, even if you plan to donate the proceeds from the sale. If you pay the tax out of those proceeds, there’s less money left to donate. Your charity receives a smaller donation and you have a smaller donation to claim for your charitable tax credit at the end of the year.
But when you donate your securities directly through CanadaHelps, those capital gains aren’t subject to tax. This means your charity receives a larger gift, and you’ll benefit from a tax receipt for the full value of your eligible securities or mutual funds.
Here’s an example of how it works.
Let’s say you purchased common shares in ABC Company for a cost of $1,000. If the current market value of those shares has increased to $5,000, you would have a capital gain of $4,000.
If you sell those shares and donate the cash proceeds, you’ll owe tax on the capital gain. So, you set aside the taxes due from the proceeds, leaving you with less than the full cash value to donate and a tax receipt which reflects the smaller donation.
But when you donate the shares directly, you owe no capital gains tax and you’re able to donate the full value. So your charity gets a larger donation and you get a tax receipt which reflects your larger contribution.