Ways to Donate

An investment in the Calgary Police Foundation and its programs help ensure Calgary’s youth have access to help and guidance when they need it most, to leadership and positive role-models, and to structured activities with reliable oversight. The Calgary Police Foundation programs give our children and youth the tools to become strong, contributing members of our community.


Methods of Donation

Cash
Visit us at Police Headquarters, 5111 – 47 Street NE.

Cheque
Make cheque payable to:
Calgary Police Foundation
5111 – 47 Street NE (LC 987), Calgary, Alberta, T3J 3R2

Credit Card
Click HERE to donate online. Canada Helps will process your donation, issue a taxable donation receipt, and charge a nominal fee of 3.5% of your donation.

When donating, ensure you include your contact information (address, phone, email) so we can thank you. In our view, philanthropy is a noble gesture and should be acknowledged.

Taxable donation receipts will be provided for all Calgary Police Foundation donations according to CRA regulations.


Ways to Give

Donation in Memory
Make a donation in memory of a loved one, friend or colleague and the Calgary Police Foundation will send a card on your behalf acknowledging your thoughtful donation.


Donation in Celebration
Make a donation in honour of a loved one, friend or colleague in recognition of a special occasion; birthday, anniversary, personal or professional recognition, graduation, etc., and the Calgary Police Foundation will send a card on your behalf acknowledging your thoughtful donation.


Guardian Monthly Donation Program
The work of fostering a sustainable foundation requires long-term commitment. The Calgary Police Foundation is committed to continue its work to carefully select community initiatives to prevent children and youth from victimization and engaging in criminal activity.

Embracing the Calgary Police Foundation is embracing the youth of Calgary. Investing today will change lives and save lives.

When you join Guardians, our monthly giving program, your support will provide stable funding we need to give the highest risk kids, the ones we know will victimize countless people and go to jail if we don’t intervene, specialized programs to stop the cycle. This will result in a reduction in crime in Calgary that makes the city safer for everyone.

Your contributions are easily make through automatic credit card payments which will appear on your monthly statements and show how much you have given. We will issue your taxable donation receipt monthly or at the end of the calendar year. You may change your pledge or cancel at any time. Guardians will automatically be renewed each year until you decide to cancel.

A monthly pledge is one of the best ways to help protect our youth and overall, help ensure a safer city. Please join us! To set up your Guardian Monthly Giving program, click HERE.


Corporate Matching
Corporations may engage in a matching gift or employee volunteer program whereby corporations match employee’s donation, dollar-for-dollar, or employers contribute to the Foundation if employees donate their time. It’s a great way to double your donation!


Pledge Program
Multi-year pledging is an excellent way to make a substantial gift over time. Rather than one lump sum, pledges can be made annually, semi-annually or monthly. The Calgary Police Foundation will issue taxable donation receipts each time a pledge payment is made or at the end of each calendar year.


Gifts In-Kind
Gifts to the Calgary Police Foundation do not have to come in the form of money. Gifts in-kind can be products and/or services of value to the Foundation. Please contact us to find out more.


Host Your Own Event
Organizing a fundraiser? Celebrating a special milestone? Maybe you know a youth with an idea? A school group with an initative?

By choosing the Calgary Police Foundation as your charity of choice, you would be playing an important role of supporting a myriad of youth in our city.

We hope you will consider the vital work the Calgary Police Foundation is providing when making your decision on a charity receipient. We will recognize your donation with a special certificate and thank you on our annual donor recognition monitor. Donations collected at your event could be eligible for taxable donation receipts.

We would be pleased to speak to you further regarding ideas and how to raise funds to support the youth of our city.


United Way Campaign
You may direct your support through the United Way donation to the Calgary Police Foundation. Complete the United Way Pledge form with the following information to ensure funds are received by us:

Specify Canadian Charity: Calgary Police Foundation
Registered Charity Number: 812149714 RR0001

Please remember to check ‘yes’ to release your name to the Calgary Police Foundation so we may thank you for your donation.

We would be pleased to speak to you further regarding ideas and how to raise funds to support the youth of our city.


Publicly Traded Securities
Contributions to the Calgary Police Foundation can be made through a gift of publicly traded securities. Through this option of giving, you will have the pleasure of certain tax benefits and receive a gift-in-kind taxable donation receipt.

Once you decide you would like to proceed, there are just a few steps we must take together:

  1. Do not sell the stock.
  2. Contact us as a notice of the intended gift.
  3. Upon our acceptance, we will send you a Securities Donation Form.
  4. Your broker will complete the form and return it to our broker.
  5. We will proceed immediately to sell the securities.
  6. Your will receive a gift-in-kind taxable donation receipt*.

*    More details on the valuation of your donation and your gift-in-kind taxable donation receipt will be provided to you when you contact us.

If you are interested in exploring this type of donation, please contact Barb Pohl , Director of Resource Development at 403-428-4558 or email at bpohl@calgarypolice.ca.


Leave a Legacy – Planned Giving
Making a gift through a Will makes it possible for everyone to leave a legacy of good works.  A charitable gift from an estate is a way to express compassion and provide support for a cause beyond one’s lifetime.

With foresight, dedication and a little planning, almost every person can make a difference during their life and beyond.   By planning your estate to include a gift to the Calgary Police Foundation, you can help create an infrastructure that is better able to respond to the vital needs of our youth.

Your gift to the Calgary Police Foundation will be an enduring expression of leadership to create a better community.

Planned gifts are not limited to a charitable bequest.  Gifts of a life insurance policy or a remaining portion of a fund held in trust may also be given. A planned gift can be given now, or deferred, and can be planned to consider tax issues.

If you are interested in discussing a planned gift for the Calgary Police Foundation, please contact Barb Pohl, Director of Resource Development at 403-428-4558 or email at bpohl@calgarypolice.ca.


Thank you for your support and generosity as we invest in a safer Calgary.

Approximately 95% of funds raised will support Calgary Police Foundation charitable activities in Calgary. The Calgary Police Service supports the Calgary Police Foundation’s administration costs. The Foundation is incorporated in the Province of Alberta and the mailing address is 5111 – 47 St NE (LC 987), Calgary, AB T3J 3R2. Our Registered Charity Number is 812149714 RR0001.

Contact Us:

Barb Pohl
Director of Resource Development
Ph: 403-428-4558
bpohl@calgarypolice.ca

Corinne Wilkinson
Senior Manager, Stakeholder Relations
403-428-8021
cwilkinson@calgarypolice.ca

Venus Gulyas
Executive Coordinator
Ph: 403-428-4517
vgulyas@calgarypolice.ca

Dietlinde Wall
Coordinator, Stakeholder Relations
Tel 403-428-2043
dwall@calgarypolice.ca

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