PLANNED GIVING

Plan your greatest, most impactful gift

There is a way for you to give a gift that will help Christians all over the world who are targets because they follow Jesus—and that will help you prepare for your financial future and leave a legacy of giving.

The term “planned giving” or “planned gifts” refers to special charitable gifts that require some knowledge and planning before they are “gifted” to a non-profit organization. These gifts can include legacy gifts through estate planning and giving through securities.

Legacy Gifts

Your generosity and foresight can plant seeds of hope for many generations to come! By giving a bequest to Open Doors through your will, you ensure that your passion lives on and that persecuted believers in Jesus Christ continue to receive the help they need. A legacy gift can continue to impact the lives of many people around the world into the future.

The gifts provided to Open Doors in your Will are vitally important. The promise of help long into the future frees us to make an important promise to those who will look to us for spiritual and practical support when their need is greatest.

Updating your Will is also an ideal opportunity to remember Open Doors and your extended family – the persecuted church. Why not make an appointment to see your solicitor today?

FAQs

The following information will assist you and your legal professional to ensure you have the correct information.  Here are some sample bequest clauses that will ensure your gift fulfills your wishes:

  • I give to, Open Doors Canada, 8-19 Brownridge Rd. Halton Hills, ON L7G 0C6, _____% (or all) of the residue of my estate to be used at the discretion of Executive Director and Board of Open Doors Canada.

  • I give to, Open Doors Canada, 8-19 Brownridge Rd. Halton Hills, ON L7G 0C6, the sum of $_______. It is my preference that this gift be used for _________.

Yes, but the spending of funds is confined to programs and projects approved by the organization.

If you choose to restrict a contribution for use in a particular program or project, we will honour that restriction, with the understanding that, when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason as determined by the organization, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where most needed.

If you would like to designate your legacy gift, please make sure the designation is noted in your will.

For further information about how you can make a legacy to Open Doors, please contact us at legacy@odcan.org or call us at 905-636-0944.

Giving Through Securities

Giving through securities can be a strategic way to give a planned gift.

A donor may want to take advantage of the tax savings offered by giving securities. By donating your securities (stocks or mutual funds), you can avoid paying the capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the fair market value.

With a little bit of planning, your gift of securities can impact the persecuted church and help you plan for your financial future.

FAQs

There are many options that you can use to donate through securities.

We are a member of Link Charity which can process gifts of securities. To find out more about Link Charity and donating securities, please click here.

By donating securities, the donor does not have to pay tax on capital gains. The donor also receives a tax receipt for fair market value which can further reduce their taxes.

For information, please visit Link Charity.

For further information about how you can give through securities to Open Doors, please contact us at legacy@odcan.org or call us at 905-636-0944.