Give to US Charities. Be smart about taxes.
We believe in a world without philanthropic borders. Since 2017, we’ve passed over $7 million CAD to dozens of US charities, and supported initiatives in several other countries. It’s our goal to make giving as cost-effective as possible for Canadians. Here’s how we can help you.
Who is this service for?
People who should consider this service include, but are not limited to:
- Canadian donors who are looking to make a gift to your favourite US charities.
- Wealth or philanthropic advisors looking to consider tax-efficient proposals for your Canadian clients.
- US charities looking to provide proposals for your Canadian donors to give tax-efficiently.
- Canadian foundations that would like to make grants to US charities.
If you don’t fall into one of these categories, but you still think this service could be useful, reach out! We’d love to discuss options with you further.
How Does It Work?
- Fill out our inquiry form to give us more information about yourself and the charity you’d like to support.
- We’ll check to see if your charity is already in our database. If it is, we’ll send you a link and you’re all set to donate. If your desired charity is not in our database, it will take us a couple of weeks to get set up with the new charity.
- Once you’ve given through the charity-specific donation link we provide (example), you’ll receive a valid Canadian tax receipt by email.
- Quarterly disbursements of aggregated funds will be made to the charity. Upon request, we can provide confirmation that the grant has been received by your chosen charity.
- You will be able to donate through that same link at any point in the future and subsequently receive a tax receipt.
How Much Does It Cost?
Our main goal is to help get funding to great charities. Period.
Rethink Charity has several projects with this goal in mind. The percentage of donations that go to our operations allows us to continue to run these projects.
Because we receive additional private funding for our projects, we’re able to provide better rates than others in Canada.
If you are planning on giving over $500,000 CAD to a charity (or charities), please let us know by contacting us.
Onboarding the charity $250
Only applies to charities we haven’t added previously.
The first $100,000 CAD per year* donated to each charity 6.5%
Minimum donation $2,000 CAD. Example: If you are giving $60,000, the amount allocated to us would be $60,000 * 6.5% = $3,900 CAD
The second $100,000 CAD donated 5%
Example: If you are giving $150,000, the amount allocated to us would be $100,000 * 6.5% ($6,500) + $50,000 * 5% ($2,500) = $9,000 CAD
Everything else (up to $500,000 CAD) 4%
Giving More than $500,000 CAD? Contact Us
* Costs reset each calendar year.