Family Foundations

Abundance Canada offers individuals, couples or families an amazing opportunity to fulfil their charitable dreams by setting up their own Family Foundation. There are no start-up costs, set-up fees or legal fees and we can facilitate the fund on your behalf.

A Family Foundation is a great way for you to engage your family and friends to participate in supporting your favourite charities, by asking them to also donate to your charitable fund. You can add donations to your charitable fund as often as you wish. You tell us how much, when and where you would like donations to be sent, either during your lifetime, through your Estate, or both!


Planning benefits

  • Normally costs less to use an existing public foundation than to start one from scratch;
  • There are no start up costs and no annual legal and accounting fees to begin a family foundation at Abundance Canada. Those savings alone can constitute a substantial gift to charity;
  • You don’t need to have substantial financial resources to create your own foundation account at Abundance Canada. We manage all types of family foundations, ranging in size from a few thousand dollars to several million;
  • Our services provide you with a broad range of options, some of which are not available through a private foundation;
  • Our many years of experience provide you with proven expertise, flexible options, enhanced services, and sound fund management;
  • Donations to your charitable fund receive a donation receipt;
  • We can accommodate your preference for either anonymity or recognition.

Gift in a will

Your will is your final statement of values. Up-to-date wills help to ensure that your family will be provided for and your favourite charities will be supported. You can make your gift a specific percentage of the residual amount of your estate or a specific asset.

Instead of naming one or more charities in your will, you can name Abundance Canada to receive your total gift for charity. On a separate document from your will, you then recommend to Abundance Canada how your gift shall be managed and distributed. You may amend your recommendations at any time without having to update your will. Using Abundance Canada to distribute or manage your charitable gift relieves your executor of this task.

Planning benefits

  • Through Abundance Canada your estate gift can be managed even after your estate has been finalized.
  • You may recommend the charities you want to support and make changes during your lifetime.
  • Your estate will receive a charitable receipt for the amount of your gift, thus reducing or eliminating final taxes.
  • You can make the distribution without restrictions or Abundance Canada will communicate your restrictions to the recipient charities.
  • Your distributions to charity may be made anonymously.
    Abundance Canada is here to assist you with your first will or to update your existing will, encouraging you to remember charity in your estate distribution. At Abundance Canada we believe that providing a gift to charity is the Christian’s final act of stewardship.

Contact us today to discuss your giving options