The Pivot Foundation
The Pivot Foundation is a registered charity that focuses on human rights and the pursuit of social justice. The Pivot Foundation supports programs, projects and registered non-profit organizations that work directly with people who have lived experience with issues related to homelessness, drug use, discrimination, and marginalization.
The Pivot Foundation’s charitable registration number is 89451 0502 RR0001
How Your Legacy can Uphold Human Rights
Have you ever wished you knew what the future held? At the Pivot Foundation, we worry daily about the future—the future of our citizens, about the criminal justice system, the political climate, and about those who have experienced human rights abuses already, and those who haven’t yet… but might.
Making a legacy gift, or a gift in will, is about taking action today to ensure that the future is better. It’s one thing you can be certain about for the future: that you will make a significant difference. Your gift might be the turning point to change a law that saves someone’s life.
Legacy gifts can take many different forms: a bequest, a gift of real estate, appreciated securities, life insurance, and more. These options can also have significant benefits to your estate. For important information about legacy gifts, to get in touch with us, and for sample wording, click here.
Pivot Foundation’s charitable registration number is 89451 0502 RR0001.
Mailing a Cheque to the Pivot Foundation
Would you prefer to mail a cheque to the Pivot Foundation to support work in human rights? That’s great! You can address and mail cheques made out to:
121 Heatley Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 3E9
Interested in a more creative and fun way to support the Pivot Foundation that you get to create yourself? A third-party event (TPE) is an event of any kind that is conceived, planned, and hosted by an individual in which full or partial proceeds are donated to the Pivot Foundation. These events are highly beneficial in engaging donors/volunteers, allowing hosts to create an event that’s meaningful to them and their peers, while increasing exposure and philanthropic support for the Pivot Foundation. For more information or to discuss your ideas, email email@example.com.
Do you want your gift to go further, but you’re at your maximum capacity? Your employer may match your gift! Companies like Telus, BMO Financial Group, RBC, H&R Block, Sun Life Financial, and so many others will match employee donations to charities.
If you’re not sure if your company matches gift, you can contact your HR department and ask, or check your company website.
If you know that your company does match gifts, the process is simple. After making your gift, you can request a matching gift form from your HR department, fill it out, and submit it back to your company. Then, your employer will send the Pivot Foundation an additional donation, matching yours according to the company’s matching ratio. It’s that simple, and your gift can make double, or sometimes triple the impact!
Gifts of Securities, Stocks, Bonds or Mutual Funds
Did you know that you can donate your publicly traded securities or mutual funds without incurring the tax? Giving in this way may provide even greater tax benefits to you than donating cash.
The Pivot Foundation is able to accept these types of gifts, issue you a tax receipt, and it’s a simple process on your end! To get started, contact Development Manager, Katie Koncan, at 604-255-9700 ext 158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.