Your legacy gift to the Pivot Foundation will help support charitable projects aimed at tackling the root causes of some of the most pressing social issues of our time: homelessness, abuse of power, and sex workers’ rights.

Legacy gifts are an incredible way to support your charity of choice because they allow you to potentially contribute more than at any other time in your life. They can be in any amount and can also take the form of real estate, appreciated securities, life insurance, retirement plans, or trusts.

Leaving A Gift In Your Will

Leaving a gift in your will is the most simple and cost-effective legacy gift. To add Pivot Foundation as a beneficiary in your will simply requires adding a clause about your intention.

Click here for sample wording. Please note that this is not considered legal advice but will assist you when discussing these matters with your legal counsel.

You can designate a percentage of your residue (amount remaining after cash legacies, expenses, and taxes have been paid). This is a great option as it can ebb and flow with the value of your estate and ensure that the intent of your gift remains intact. Or, you can designate a specific dollar amount, piece of property home, cottage, art, or security. A gift in your will can be a great way to reduce estate taxes.

When arranging a gift in your will, the most important thing is to use our proper legal name and charitable registration number: Pivot Foundation, BN #89451 0502 RR0001.

Life Insurance

You can also designate Pivot Foundation as the owner or beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. You are eligible for annual tax benefits if you designate Pivot as the owner of a policy and continue to pay premiums on Pivot’s behalf. Alternatively, if the policy is paid in full or you designate Pivot Foundation as a beneficiary, a tax receipt will be issued to your estate.

Please let us know if you have already arranged a legacy gift or if you would like to learn more about this opportunity to maximize your support of Pivot.

You are under no obligation to tell us about your gift, but we would love to acknowledge your commitment to the Pivot Foundation. Your actions may even inspire others to do the same.