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This blog has been written by Mahsa Pezeshki, Charity and Not for Profit Clerk at Fasken LLP Vehicles for organized and strategic charitable giving Understanding the differences between these two vehicles is a good starting point for philanthropic planning. Each giving option can be an effective and personal method for…

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When Private Foundations Die

Private foundations are believed to be durable entities.  Perpetuity is assumed.  Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) data shows, however, that 2,319 private foundations closed during the period 2000 to 2021. Growth in Private Foundations There are currently 6,213 private foundations registered in Canada.  The private foundation is the fastest growing category…

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Foundation Disbursement Quota Increase

  The 2021 Federal Budget announced the Government’s intentions to launch a consultation with charities about “potentially increasing the disbursement quota…beginning in 2022.”   Any increase of the disbursement quota (DQ) rate above the current 3.5% annual requirement will have significant implications for the charitable sector, foundations and donors.  Below is…

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Strangers in Family Foundations

Family charitable foundations are often equally about the family working together as they are about charity.  While the purpose of a foundation must be exclusively charitable, the founders’ hope is that future generations of family will have a place to work together and act on their values.   But how,…

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Private Foundation Continuity

The combination of “private foundation and perpetuity” is a bit like “Fred and Ginger”, always linked in the public mind. Since 2000, however, the charitable status of 1,750 Canadian private foundations has been revoked. Of that number, 1,088 private foundations deregistered on a voluntary basis at the request of trustees…

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