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When you choose to donate to the CNIB Foundation through an endowment, you’re building a legacy of helping people who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent, active lives and pursue their dreams.

Your endowment funds are invested directly into programming for people who are blind or partially sighted where you live, ensuring your gift supports your community. 

Make an endowment
We’ll work with you one-on-one to set up an endowment or answer questions. Call us at 1-800-563-2642 or email 

Things to consider before making an endowment

There are two minimum total contribution levels for named endowments: 

  • $100,000 for a named endowment that allows you to specify exactly which CNIB Foundation programs and services your contribution supports;
  • $10,000 for an endowment that does not allow you to specify the programs and services you’ll support.

Prefer a more flexible option? Make a general donation of any amount that will be directed to one of the CNIB Foundation's endowment programs. Contact us today to find out which endowment programs are available.

Please note: It’s always bes​t to consult your lawyer or financial advisor before making an endowment. If you don’t have a lawyer, we’ll be pleased to help you find one in your area.

Thank you for considering an endowment donation. Your legacy gift ensures you will have an impact on the lives of people impacted by sight loss well into the future.

Request more information

For more information on planned giving, contact Ruth D'Souza at 1-800-563-2642 ext. 7006 or

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