How to Give

QCF gratefully accepts donations in many forms:

  • Cash and cheques
  • E-mail money transfer (eg Interac)
  • Visa and MasterCard (via Paypal)
  • Multi-year pledges
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Real estate and other assets
  • Gifts made through estate planning 

Being a charity and doing all we can to minimize our costs, we ask that donations be forwarded to us by cheque, payable to "Quesnel Community Foundation". This will eliminate any fees associated with other forms of payment. Please click here for the donation form for you to print and submit with your cheque. If you wish to donate cash, please contact our Coordinator, Simon Turner, via qcf@shaw.ca or 250.983.9295

A second option is to make your donation via Interac e-transfer, an e-mail process costing a fairly nominal transaction fee of approximately $1.50 paid by you, the donor (meaning we receive 100% of your intended donation).  Please click here for details of how to send an Interac e-mail transfer.

Option three is by Visa or Mastercard, on-line via PayPal - simply click on the Donate button at the top of the menu to the left of this page, just beneath our logo. Please be advised that we pay a fee of 3% for donations made via this option.

A popular option is to donate in-kind, eg with existing investments such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. We strongly recommend you consult your tax, legal, and financial advisors prior to making your donation to make sure you consider any and all tax and legal implications. Sometimes it is to your advantage to sell the investment and donate the resulting cash; other times it is best to donate in-kind, Your advisors will tell you how best to proceed, at which point please contact our Treasurer, Tom Weckworth, by clicking here; our Securities Donation form is available by clicking here.

When looking to donate real estate or other assets, please discuss your intentions with us, as well as your tax, legal, and financial advisors, before effecting any transfer of ownership. You can begin that conversation by emailing our Treasurer, Tom Weckworth, by clicking here.

 

The Best Fit for Your Donation   

The following types of funds offer a wide selection of donation opportunities.  Whether you wish to support one of the Foundation’s existing funds or establish your own fund, you will be joining many other donors who have a desire to make a difference in our community – forever!  Funds in any of the following categories may be named and are suitable for individuals, families, memorials, organizations, or businesses.  

Review the types of Fund available under our “Frequently Asked Questions” tab

If you would like more information, please contact our Fund Development Chair, Mary Sjostrom, at (250) 747-2924 or drop us a line at qcf@shaw.ca

 

Sustaining Partners 

Our Sustaining Partners support the work of the Foundation by way of all our promotional activities – our annual “Report to Community”, events, website, and marketing with our local media partner, the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.

For more information about our Sustaining Partner program, contact our Fund Development Chair, Mary Sjostrom, at (250) 747-2924 or drop us a line at qcf@shaw.ca

 

Your time 

Volunteers are the essential pedestal of any charitable organization. If you are interested in volunteering your time with the Quesnel Community Foundation, as a member of one of our committees or on the board itself, please contact President Bob Lebeck at (250) 249-5590 or drop us a line at qcf@shaw.ca

 

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