Why Leave a Gift in Your Will?

A Will is a timeless way to leave your legacy. An investment like this tells your story while providing your ongoing inspiration to future generations. A gift in your Will may specify a sum of money, a specific asset, or a portion of your estate to be donated to SSCF or an existing Fund at SSCF.

By including a charitable organization in your Will, you will make an impact and support community causes that are meaningful to yourself.

We are happy to work directly with families, charities, corporations, and legal and financial advisors. If preferred, your donation may also remain anonymous.

Download our Sample Will Clauses at the button below.

Rob Rongve, B.Comm. CIM  CFP FCSI
Investment Advisor
Rongve Wealth Management Group
RBC Dominion Securities, North Battleford, Sask.

The Taxman Cometh – WILL you be prepared?

Is it time to start thinking about your WILL?

The ongoing pandemic and strength of global capital markets have more people than ever thinking about their legacy, longevity, and tax bills now and at the time of their passing. Proper planning through your estate can increase charitable intent and reduce income tax…

Greg Swanson, Retired Lawyer and Past SSCF Board Chair

One-Time or Forever Gift?

Many people have charities that they regularly support. The amounts may not be large. But from the charity’s point of view, “It’s not the size of the gift but the giving that counts.” Those donations might be larger if people knew the answers to life’s big questions: how long will I live?; will there be another Great Depression like the 1930s?; will inflation hit 12% or higher like in the 1980s?; will there be a worldwide financial meltdown like in 2008/09?; etc.

Without answers to these big questions, people tend to accumulate or at least preserve wealth so that they always have enough money to cover all of life’s needs and wants…

The Saros Cowasjee Small Animal Fund

Prior to his passing in 2019, The Saros Cowasjee Small Animal Fund was established by Saros Cowasjee to assist Regina Humane Society Inc., Estevan Humane Society Inc., Weyburn Humane Society Inc., and Prince Albert Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Inc. in their efforts to care for and save the lives of small animals, and to educate the young to love and be kind to animals.

SSCF's Emergency Response Fund for Community Needs

Almost immediately after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SSCF Board and staff moved swiftly to establish the Emergency Response Fund for Community Needs (ERF). This initiative was intended to address urgent community needs resulting from the pandemic.

More than $1 million, including the assistance of a matching $500,000 made available from the estate of a generous founding member of the Foundation and donations rallied by community leaders, was quickly made available to 34 organizations. This Fund provided urgent help for addressing food security issues, shelter shortages, helping with children’s needs, and meeting the most vulnerable populations’ needs.

Other Ways to Give

Donate Online

(Credit Cards, Interac, and Paypal) Your charitable donation receipt will be issued directly from CanadaHelps. Donations can be made one-time or set to be reoccurring.

Gifts Made by Cheque

Make cheques out to the “South Saskatchewan Community Foundation.” A charitable donation receipt will be made out to you for the year in which the contribution was made.

Gifts of Securities

Please contact our office if you are considering donating real estate or other non-cash gifts to the Foundation.

Charitable Bequest or Life Insurance Gifts

Please contact our office if you are considering leaving a bequest to the Foundation in your will or are naming SSCF as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

Other Non-Cash Gifts

Please contact our office if you are considering donating real estate or other non-cash gifts to the Foundation.

Would you like to talk with an SSCF representative about your options? Contact us and we will gladly help.

South Saskatchewan Community Foundation

Phone (toll free): 1-877-751-4756

Fax: 306-751-4768

Email: info@sscf.ca