Bequests and Planned Giving

A Simple Way to Leave a Legacy and Support the Golf Canada Foundation and it only takes one sentence!

Planned giving covers a number of different techniques including using bequests, charitable remainder trusts, using donor-advised funds, gifts of life insurance, donating marketable securities, designating RRSP’s and many other techniques. There is no one-size-fits-all and but there is likely a best option for you. In association with your financial advisor, we can assist in helping you understand which planned giving option will work to help you make your philanthropic goals a reality.

Why Golf Canada Foundation?

By naming the Golf Canada Foundation in your will, you will become a Legacy Trustee and will be joining a small but mighty group of philanthropists who want to support the growth of the game for generations to come. In addition to helping ensure the continuation of grassroots programs that inspire young people to build strong core values, and character while living a healthy lifestyle, Legacy Trustees will also be helping to fund our high-performance teams strive to climb leaderboards around the world.

What are the benefits? 

Remembering the Golf Canada Foundation in your will is an act of generosity that is as powerful as it is simple. It allows you to leave a larger gift than would be possible during your lifetime, while still retaining control of your assets. You can leave a piece of property, securities, cash, or even a percentage of your estate. Your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt that can lower or even eliminate estate taxes. 

How it works:

Meet David and Kate. When they decided it was time to create a will, they included a $60,000 gift to the Golf Canada Foundation. After having a couple of children, David and Kate revised their gift to ensure the financial security of their kids.

They met with their attorney and revised the language of their gift so that the Golf Canada Foundation received a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Kate and David have peace knowing they can still make a gift to the game they love and know their children will be looked after.  

Do I have options?

The most common planned gift is one left in your Will. Other opportunities include gifts of life insurance, securities or registered retirement funds. 

Confirm your intentions

Have you already made plans to include Golf Canada Foundation in your estate plans? If you have left, or intend to leave, a gift in your Will to the Foundation, we invite you to please let us know by completing the Statement of Intent (PDF) and connecting with our Development team. We value knowing your future intentions so we can help ensure your wishes will be followed and to recognize you appropriately and welcome you among your peers into the Legacy Trustee Circle.


Sample bequest language for your Will.
It’s quick, easy and only one sentence: “To pay to the Golf Canada Foundation ___% of the residue of my estate [or the sum of $____________.] This gift is to be used for such purposes and designs as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors of the Golf Canada Foundation.”

What are the Foundation’s legal name and charitable registration number?

Our legal name is: Golf Canada Foundation

Our Canadian charitable registration number is: #126408129RR0001


Joelle Efford – Senior Director, Development
Golf Canada Foundation
1-1333 Dorval Dr, Oakville, ON L6M 4X7
Toll-free: 1-800-263-0009, 905.849.9700 x265  Email:

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