Donate to ACAD
There are so many ways to contribute the future of ACAD. Your donation today ensures a vital and vibrant art and design community for years to come.
Give where most needed
Can’t decide on a specific project or way to give? No problem. An unrestricted gift in the denomination of your choice is a great way to provide flexible support to ACAD, enabling you to lend a hand where it’s needed most.
How does it work?
You can direct your funds to support ACAD’s general scholarship fund, or champion one of our projects as part of your donation.
Plan Your Legacy
Leave a legacy of creativity for generations to come by supporting ACAD through your will, insurance plan, or RRSP. With your support, individual students, development projects, and others will receive the funding they need to succeed.
There are so many options to give, and many of them provide tax benefits for you to enjoy now. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
- Give in your will
- Donate through your life insurance policy
- Name ACAD as a beneficiary of an RRSP or RRIF
- Give through an annuity
- Arrange a charitable remainder trust
Contact us for help in planning your gift.
Give a Tribute
Sometimes finding a unique gift for a special person can be a challenge. With a tribute gift, you can celebrate a loved one by supporting the arts in their name.
Donate Stocks, Bonds or Mutual Funds
Giving appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds is a great way to support ACAD, and is simple to do. Plus, when you give these investments to as a gift to ACAD, you are exempt from paying capital gains tax but still benefit from the tax savings of giving.
What are the advantages of donating stock?
|Stock Sale||Stock Donation|
|Present value of shares||$100,000||$100,000|
|Purchase price of shares||$20,000||$20,000|
|Capital gain on shares||$80,000||$80,000|
|Taxable amount of capital gain||$40,000||$0|
|Tax payable* on capital gain||$18,000||$0|
|Tax credit on donation||$45,000||$45,000|
|Total tax saving||(tax credit only) $45,000||(credit plus tax saving) $63,000|
*For illustration purposes we have used an average marginal tax rate of 45%.
How do I make a gift of stock, bonds, or mutual funds?
Will I receive a tax receipt?
Yes. You’ll receive an official tax receipt for the full market value of your investments as calculated on the date they are received by ACAD.
Contact us to learn more about donating stocks and other investments.