Give Your Gift
Thank you for your partnership!
You will receive a tax receipt from CanadaHelps.org for any online donations. Please note that our official name change from Covenant Bible College to Trellis Foundation is in progress with Canada Revenue Agency and may not be reflected on CanadaHelps.org forms and tax receipts at this time.
Have a question or issue with the donation form? Email us at: donate(at)trellisfoundation.ca
Partner With Us and Impact Canadian Discipleship—Forever
THANKS BE TO GOD: $35,548 + $25,000 MATCH = $60,548 raised in October, 2016
Our Matching Gift Opportunity put over $60,000 to work catalyzing biblical, intentional and innovative discipleship in Canadian Covenant churches and camps, and made $10,000 available to send kids to Bible camp in 2017 and students to CHIC in 2018! Read more about our 2017 Trellis Camper Scholarship Grants and 2018 CHIC Scholarship Grants.
Although that matching opportunity has been fulfilled, you can still send your gift now through our secure CanadaHelps.org donation form.
Donations by Cheque
Cheques made out to Trellis Foundation can be sent to our address:
245 Brent Blvd
Strathmore, AB T1P 1W4
You will receive a charitable tax receipt from our office. Thank you for partnering with Trellis Foundation!
CRA charitable registration number 106990070RR0001
When you give to Trellis Foundation, you join us as we partner with the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada, its member churches, and affiliated ministries to equip men and women to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. You also join us in honouring and continuing the legacy of Covenant Bible College. Your donation is an investment in making and maturing disciples for generations to come. The granting disbursement will be 3.5% per year (the disbursement amount required by the CRA) as the funds are to be kept in perpetuity.
Planned giving to Trellis Foundation is a meaningful way to leave a lasting legacy gift. It’s also a significant way to honour the 66 years of ministry of Covenant Bible College and further its mission of making and maturing disciples. A legacy gift to Covenant Bible College, already planned for through a will or other form of designation, will be fulfilled to Trellis Foundation. Trellis Foundation can receive bequests made out to Covenant Bible College or to Trellis Foundation, simply mail the cheque to the address above.
What better way to thank an organization that has had an impact on your life, or the life of someone you love, than by making a contribution from your estate? By creating a legacy, you are making a significant contribution to the future sustainability of the work that is most meaningful to you.
If you would like to speak with someone regarding legacy giving, please call our office at 204.284.5640.
A legacy gift can also be a very practical addition to your financial or estate plan — in most cases, the tax burden left to relatives is lifted significantly. Your professional advisor can show you how giving may actually benefit your family after you are gone.
Normally, the limit of an annual tax receipt a donor can claim is 75% of net income. Unused receipts can be carried forward for five years. The rules are different for a taxpayer’s final tax return, filed after death. Bequests to charities can be used to cover 100% of income for the final year of life. If the donor had unused charitable donation room in the previous year, any unused charitable tax receipts can be carried back one year and a refund claimed on taxes already paid.
Ways to partner with Trellis Foundation through Legacy Giving
- Prepare a Will. Without a Will you lose control over your property at death. Clearly name Trellis Foundation or Covenant Bible College as a benefactor of a gift in your Will.
- Leave a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate in your Will.
- Consider using specific assets for your gift, such as: Stocks, Bonds, Term Deposits, Real Estate, or Insurance.
- Name Trellis Foundation as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or pension.
- Name Trellis Foundation as a beneficiary of an existing or paid up life insurance policy.
- Purchase a new life insurance policy with Trellis Foundation as a beneficiary.
- Remember loved ones with a memorial gift.
- Encourage family and friends to leave gifts to Trellis Foundation in their Wills.
There are many things to consider before a deciding whether a donation should be made during their lifetime or through a bequest. Gifts both large and small are important — legacy giving is not just for the wealthy. Take the time to consider your options carefully and plan your gift in consultation with your family, lawyer or financial and/or tax advisor.
Click here to read more stories about Canadian Covenant discipleship initiatives funded with grants from Trellis Foundation. Celebrate with us what God is doing, pray for current initiatives, and let Jesus spark your imagination for what he might like to do in your context!