Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation

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Who we are

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation was established as a charity in 2014 to support sustainability and innovation within Canada’s beef industry, through a network of 55,000 beef farms, ranches, industry related partners and donors. Please click here for the initial news release. 

Our Vision

A thriving Canadian cattle industry that leads the way in sustainability and innovation.

What we do

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation works in partnership with donors and stakeholders to support next generation leadership development and sustainability initiatives for the Canadian beef industry.

Current priorities
Youth Education - $250,000 goal

Working in partnership with others, we raise funds for Grade K-12 projects that grow awareness and understanding of what is required to sustainably grow and raise food and how it finds its way to a supermarket, a restaurant or a plate.

Awards Program - $50,000 goal

We raise funds to inspire young leaders to pursue or grow their career in the cattle industry through participation in experiential learning opportunities, travel bursaries and small research grants.

Sponsorship Program - $50,000 goal

We support existing or new Cattlemen’s Young Leaders events and initiatives that enhance and expand the participation of 18-35 year olds in the beef industry.

Endowment Fund at The Calgary Foundation - $2,500,000 goal

Through current and deferred legacy gifts, we are growing the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation Endowment Fund, established at The Calgary Foundation in 2020, to fund CCF priorities in perpetuity.

Board of Directors 2020

Bob Lowe
Lynn Grant
Laura Laing
Stan Carscallen
Scott Dickson
Joe W. Gardner
Kelly Smith-Fraser

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 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 Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation currently has the following areas of focus:

Youth Education - $250,000 goal
Working in partnership with others, we raise funds for Grade K-12 projects that grow awareness and understanding of what is required to sustainably grow and raise food and how it finds its way to a supermarket, a restaurant or a plate.

Awards Program - $50,000 goal
We raise funds to inspire young leaders to pursue or grow their career in the cattle industry through participation in experiential learning opportunities, travel bursaries and small research grants.

Sponsorship Program - $50,000 goal We support existing or new Cattlemen’s Young Leaders events and initiatives that enhance and expand the participation of 18-35 year olds in the beef industry.

Endowment Fund at The Calgary Foundation - $2,500,000 goal
Through current and deferred legacy gifts, we are growing the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation Endowment Fund, established at The Calgary Foundation in 2020, to fund CCF priorities in perpetuity.

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 online on the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation page on CanadaHelps.org, or by completing the 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:

Brady Stadnicki
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
613-806-2021
stadnickib@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.