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Legacy Gifts

Plan now to create a legacy that reflects your life and help our community For Good. Forever.

A legacy gift can support the Cause you are passionate about. Choose your Cause, how you want to help, and a legacy gift will fulfill your future wishes.

What is a legacy gift?

A legacy gift is a future charitable gift through one or more of the following:

  • Will
  • Listed appreciated securities
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement assets (RRSP, RRIF)
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Residual interest

Legacy gifts to The Winnipeg Foundation can be directed to an existing fund, or you can create your own endowment fund.

What is an endowment fund?

An endowment fund is like an investment account for our community. Gifts are permanently invested and a portion of the income earned (the spending policy) is distributed every year to local registered charities as grants.

Want to learn more? Explore endowment funds.

Why make a legacy gift to The Winnipeg Foundation?

There are a lot of great reasons. You can…

  • Make an impact in your community.
  • Honour your values while supporting others.
  • Support a Cause you care about.
  • Join our Legacy Circle. Learn more.

Since endowment funds are permanent, you’ll help our community For Good. Forever.

How to make a legacy gift to The Winnipeg Foundation

The most common legacy gift is a charitable gift through a Will (bequest). To learn more about types of bequests and how to include The Foundation, download Create your legacy [PDF].

For wording to include The Winnipeg Foundation in your Will, download Will Wording [PDF].

If you have any questions about bequests or other legacy gifts, contact our Donor Engagement Team. Call 204-944-9474 (toll-free 1-877-974-3631) or email.

How would you like to start?

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