Gifts and Donations
Your support helps GBLT carry on its important work
GBLT is a volunteer driven association, but there are real costs involved with preserving and protecting Georgian Bay.
Your support helps GBLT carry on its important work — making sure this unique region is available for future generations to enjoy.
How your donations help:
- Environmental assessments
- Legal fees
- Mapping and coordinating stewardship efforts
- Public outreach to educate our communities about conservation activities, successes and new initiatives
Every gift of money to the GBLT is recognized with:
- A tax receipt
- The bi-annual LandScript newsletter
- All of our email newsletter GBLasTs
- Recognition in our Annual Report (unless you request anonymity)
There are a variety of ways in which to donate to help protect and preserve these unique wilderness lands. Below is a brief overview of each. For more information please use the links to the right.
And you can always purchase GBLT merchandise as gifts or for yourself with proceeds going the GBLT.
One Time Gift
This is a one time donation to the GBLT, the most popular method of donating. You can donate online in preselected amounts or any amount you determine. We accept all major credit cards.
To donate by cheque, please send to:
The Georgian Bay Land Trust
920 Yonge Street, Suite 609
Giving to the GBLT is a wonderful way to pay tribute to anyone you know who loves Georgian Bay and wants to see it protected in perpetuity.
Gifts in Honour or Memory are publicized in the bi-annual Landscript newsletter and in the GBLT Annual Report. The individual or family will be sent a notification of your gift.
You can pledge to give a set amount to the GBLT each month. Many people prefer this as a way to manage their GBLT donations.
Gifts of Stocks and Securities
Under current tax law, individuals are exempt from capital gains taxes when they make a donation of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual fund units. When you give securities to the GBLT you will receive a tax receipt for income tax purposes for the full market value of the shares at the date of the transfer.
Planned and Estate Gifts, Bequest, Life Insurance…
When you plan a gift to the GBLT through a bequest, life insurance or other vehicle, you are helping preserve the Georgian Bay environment in perpetuity and making a positive difference to future generations. Each legacy gift received will be place in our Legacy stewardship endowment fund. The GBLT thinks it is important that the capital from a legacy gift is protected forever. The interest acquired yearly will be used to support the ongoing stewardship activities of the GBLT.
Charitable will bequests
Life insurance policies
Charitable gift annuities
Charitable remainder trusts
Wally and Marilyn King Endowment Fund
Stewardship Funds ensure that GBLT always has enough money to properly steward each of the properties we care for. Stewardship funds are independent of GBLT’s annual operating and program revenue. These funds generate interest to support stewardship costs, but also long-term growth of the capital. The capital is protected with earnings from investment used to cover annual expenses. The goals for stewardship funds are created based on an estimated average annual expense for the relevant properties covered by the fund and under the expectation of 2.5-5% annual earnings generated from the capital.