Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation

 

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The vision of the Foundation is to provide a means for on-going donations and the investment of those gifts can provide the resources to fund a proactive, sustainable cattle industry that addresses industry issues while growing trust and support from consumers worldwide. Please click here for the news release. 

The mission of the Foundation is to build an endowment that will provide funds into perpetuity for the growth and betterment of our industry.

The Foundation has three focus areas:

1. Facilitate and encourage stewardship practices and conservation activities that preserve and or enhance the environment, biodiversity and wildlife habitat on working agricultural landscapes;
2. Create and/or support education, leadership development and outreach programs to serve youth involved with beef cattle;
3. Support beef industry sustainability through research and awareness.

Board of Directors

Bob Lowe, Chair
Lynn Grant, Vice Chair
Brad Wildemen
Stan Eby
Joe Gardner
Stan Carscallen
Scott Dickson
Annemarie Pedersen
Bob France

Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation - Donations Overview

Frequently Asked Questions (Click here for PDF of FAQ)

What type of assets can I donate?
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation (the Foundation) offers a variety of giving options and can help donors customize a giving approach that takes into account personal interests and tax planning needs. The most common classes of gifts include gifts of cash, land, livestock, publicly listed securities, etc. as well as bequests through life insurance policies and by Will.

Can I direct my donation?
Yes. The Foundation has three major focus areas:

1. Facilitating and encouraging stewardship practices and conservation actions that preserve and or enhance the environment, biodiversity and wildlife habitat on working agricultural landscapes;
2. Creating and/or supporting education, leadership development and outreach programs to serve youth involved with beef cattle;
3. Supporting beef industry sustainability through research and awareness.
Revenues generated by donations will be directed to one or some of the three focus areas as determined by the Foundation Board. If the donor so chooses donations can be directed to a specific charitable activity within one of our focus areas. If donors would like to direct their gift they are welcome to speak with the staff or board to discuss further.

 

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
The Foundation will issue official charitable tax receipts for eligible donations valued at $25 or more.

When can donations be made?
Donations can be made throughout the year.

Is there a minimum donation?
There is not a minimum for donation. The levels of donation are outlined below. All donations are recognized on the Foundation webpage and the Foundation’s Annual Report if the donor so wishes.

Donor Categories

Donation Amount

Builder

$1-$99

Friends

$100-$999

Supporters

$1000-$9999

Leaders

$10,000 – 24,999

Cattlemen’s Club

$25,000 – 100,000

Founder

$100,000 and over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can the donations be made?
Donations can be made by filling out a donation form or directly contacting the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation.

What are the tax benefits I will receive?
When donating you receive a federal and provincial tax credit. Each province varies on the amount of credit available for a donor.

You can learn more about the tax benefits of charitable giving at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ or use the charitable donation tax credit calculator at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/dnrs/svngs/clmng1b2-eng.html

Example: If you are a resident of Alberta who donates $500.00 to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation you would receive a federal tax credit of $117.00 and a Provincial tax credit of $83.00 for a total tax credit of $200. The cost of the donation after the tax was $300.00.

For further information about the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation, please contact:
Jill Harvie,
403-275-8558| harviej@cattle.ca

Canadian Cattlemen's Association                

180, 6815 - 8th Street NE

Calgary, AB T2E 7H7

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation was created with the support of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.