Enjoy flexibility and peace of mind for your estate planning.

When you leave a gift to Vancouver Foundation in your will, you are planting a seed — a seed that, with careful tending, will grow into something for future generations to benefit from. You’ll help build a better world by leaving a gift to us in your will. That’s the power of legacy giving.

Benefits of a Legacy Fund

When you start a Legacy Fund with Vancouver Foundation, you become part of something bigger and better. At the same time, a Legacy Fund can enhance your estate planning.

  • Exclusive services and support: Our Donor Services team can help you plan your giving over your lifetime. You’ll also get invites to exclusive donor events and estate planning seminars.
  • Make estate planning easier for you…: You can change your mind about the charities you want to support at any point in your life without the time and expense of revising your will.
  • …and easier for your executor: We’ll take a load off your executor’s mind by handling your charitable giving wishes in your Legacy Fund’s plan.

Our Commitment to You

We’ll invest your gift wisely so that it has a lasting impact.
Our trusted investment experts are here to help your legacy grow.

We’ll always carry out your wishes.
Whether it’s 10 or 100 years from now, we’ll follow the plan you outline for your giving.

We’ll honour you in the way that feels best to you.
Share your story and inspire others to make a difference — or stay anonymous. We’ll respect your choice.

Setting Up a Legacy Fund

  • Start-Up Legacy Fund
    $1,000 minimum
    Start your legacy with a nameable fund that reaches its full potential when you include a gift in your will for at least $9,000. You’ll get lifetime support from our team for a fee between 1% to 1.5%.

  • Donor Advised Legacy Fund
    $10,000 minimum
    Get everything that comes with the Start-Up Legacy Fund, and start supporting your favourite charities or causes immediately.

Maximize Your Tax Savings

Use our Donation Calculator to find out how to give in the most tax-effective way.

Start Your Legacy Fund Today

Kristin Helgason on our Donor Services team can you help start your legacy. Our team can set up most funds in just a few days.

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Kristin Helgason

Already Included Us in Your Estate Plan?

Thank you! We’re so honoured that you’ve included Vancouver Foundation in your estate plan. Please let Kristin Helgason on our Donor Services team know so that we can invite you to the next Legacy Donor Appreciation Event or estate planning seminar.