Planned Giving

Leave a legacy that lasts beyond your years. Through DSRF’s Planned Giving Program, you can support the success of children, youth, and adults with Down syndrome for generations to come.

DSRF is working towards a Canada that values and empowers people with Down syndrome, fostering economic, social, and individual inclusion throughout their lives. By including DSRF in your estate planning, you will ensure that this important work continues.

Charitable giving is an important part of estate planning. Aside from the benefits of your gift to the recipient, it also helps minimize estate taxes and other liabilities. A legacy gift potentially allows you to make a greater financial contribution than would be possible at any other time in your life. 

We work with you to ensure your gift accurately reflects your wishes, now and well into the future. We encourage you to contact your financial advisor or lawyer for help in determining the best giving option for you.

Types of Legacy Gifts:

  • Bequest of a fixed amount, asset of value such as stocks or shares, or a percentage share of the entire or residual estate, by designating DSRF as a recipient in your will using our will codicil
  • Charitable life insurance gifts: donate an existing life insurance policy that you no longer need, or purchase a new policy as a charitable gift to DSRF, and receive a charitable tax receipt for its cash value
  • Creation of a permanent endowment fund in your name, generating ongoing income for the Foundation in perpetuity
  • Creation of a charitable remainder trust, retaining the income generated during your lifetime and gifting the principle thereafter (note: this option provides an immediate charitable tax receipt)
  • Designated gifts in memorium (in lieu of flowers)

DSRF Information for Use in Wills:

Registered Charity Name: D.S.R.F. Down Syndrome Resource Foundation

Address: 1409 Sperling Avenue Burnaby, BC V5B 4J8

Canadian Charitable Number – 898907266RR0001        

US Charitable Number – 98-0594983

Disclaimer: All information contained herein is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or any other type of professional advice on which you may rely. The content of this page is not intended to be a substitute for specific advice prepared on the basis of an understanding of specific facts. Any reliance on this information is at your own risk. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer prior to making changes to your Will by codicil or otherwise.