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Make a planned gift

CNIB Foundation will work with you and your advisors to explore planned-gift options that meet your financial and philanthropical goals.

We rely entirely on donations from generous people like you to provide life-changing support to people impacted by blindness. Even a small donation can make a huge difference. The CNIB Foundation’s programs give people impacted by blindness the confidence, skills and tools to go after the lives they want. Through our donors, CNIB is able to:

  • Create a brighter future for kids, with children’s services including literacy and social interaction.
  • Open doors to employment through training in skills, like how to write a resumé and track down job leads.
  • Give the opportunity for an active life through programs promoting physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Make prevention a priority with projects that raise awareness about vision health.
  • Enable independence by offering practical support in everything from cooking, to using a white cane.

Already arranged an estate gift to CNIB? Please let us know by completing the Gift in Will Confirmation Form. We would love to thank you.

Please note: CNIB's full legal name is “The Canadian National Institute for the Blind.” When making a planned gift, please use our legal name where required.

Disclaimer: The information provided on these pages is general in nature and not intended to be a substitute for professional legal or financial planning advice. CNIB encourages all donors who are planning a significant gift to seek independent legal and/or financial planning advice.

We're here to help. For more information, contact Ruth D'Souza at 1-800-563-2642 ext. 7006 or ruth.dsouza@cnib.ca.

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Gift in your will

Leaving the CNIB Foundation a gift in your will is a wonderful way to build your legacy, while making a difference to future generations of people impacted by blindness.
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Gift of life insurance

Create your legacy and make a lasting impact with a gift of life insurance. It can provide you with tax benefits while making a difference for generations.
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Charitable gift annuity

A charitable gift annuity lets you enjoy a guaranteed income for life and ensures CNIB can be there for future generations of people who need us.
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Gift of securities

By donating securities, you can feel good knowing you are helping CNIB enable Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose for years to come.
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Endowment

Build your legacy by creating an endowment, invested funds where the accrued interest goes toward funding life-changing programs in perpetuity.
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Gift of property

A gift of property minimizes your estate's taxes while maximizing your ability to change the lives of future generations of people impacted by blindness.
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Charitable remainder trust

For those 75 and up, donating a charitable remainder trust can create a lasting legacy of giving, while providing an immediate tax benefit.
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Gift of RRSPs or RRIFs

Enjoy your savings and build a meaningful legacy so CNIB can continue to enable Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose in years to come.

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Planned gift FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about planned giving.