Where The Money Goes

All donations we receive are used to accomplish our mission – to enhance the quality of life of seniors living in long-term care.

For the first 7 years of our history, the majority of our donations were perpetually endowed*, which means they are invested forever. As a result of this strategy, we have managed to create an endowment fund worth over $400,000, from which annual income will be available to help seniors in need in our community.

Going forward, although endowed donations are still accepted, our main goal is to increase our impact in the community, by funding more in equipment, programs and services that are being delivered to our seniors in not-for-profit long-term care. Our strategic priorities guide our funding decisions. To date, we have also managed to provide over $150,000 in funding in alignment with these strategic priorities. However, much more is needed and more needs to be done.

Updated: September 2015

*Our endowment fund is held and managed by the Community Foundation of Ottawa and reinvested according to its Investment Policy. The Community Foundation provides the the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa with a monthly report on total endowed capital to date, total donations received in the previous month, and a list of donors in the previous month. On a quarterly basis, The Community Foundation provides a quarterly performance report, which shows interest and dividend income earned on the endowed capital (which will be distributed to meet the needs in the community).

How You Can Donate

You can donate to us in various ways, and using both monetary and other assets. Our charitable number is 83447 7184 RR0001.

You can donate as an individual or a corporation. You can make a single donation or a monthly one. If you wish, donations can be made as a tribute to someone or in memoriam.

Donate Online
All donations will be added to our General Fund and used to accomplish our mission.

Provide an Endowment Donation

All donations to our endowment fund are perpetually endowed, which means they are invested forever. Income generated from our endowment fund are used to accomplish our mission. To donate to our endowment fund, click here. These donations are made through the Community Foundation of Ottawa website, on behalf of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa. Clicking the link above will take you to the donation page of the Community Foundation website, and you will be able to identify that you want the donation to be directed to the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa (we are listed in the Featured Funds drop down list – Option 2).

By Cheque

Cheques must be postmarked no later than December 31. Cheques must be payable to the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and mailed to P.O. Box 65028, Nepean, Ontario, K2G 5Y3.

Through the United Way

To donate to The Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa through the United Way, please designate on your donation/pledge form our charitable number: 83447 7184 RR0001. Tax receipts will be issued to you by mail. Please include your return address with your donation.

Planned Giving

Help realize the vision of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa by leaving a strong legacy that will benefit generations to come. There are many easy ways to leave a legacy to the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa that will provide your estate with considerable tax credits. Simply designate the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa as a beneficiary of one of the following:

  • Bequest in Your Will
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • RRSP or RRIF

You can also use Appreciated Securities, Letter of Direction, Life Insurance Policy Transfer of Ownership, and Charitable Trust to accrue immediate tax relief while providing long-term benefits to the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa.

Other Donations

The Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa accepts nearly every kind of asset. Most non-cash gifts are liquidated immediately and the proceeds transferred to the investment portfolio. You can donate gifts of public and private company securities, real estate, and other assets. For more information, contact Adam Nihmey.

Donations To Date

The Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa relies on the generosity of donors, both corporate and individual, large and small. We thank each and every one of you and hope you will continue to support our cause.

Adam C. Nihmey, Chairman and Founder

Donors who make monthly donations will receive a receipt for the full amount at the end of the year. The Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa’s Charitable Registration number is 83447 7184 RR0001.

To date, we have raised approximately $500,000 and distributed almost $160,000 to our beneficiaries. As at June 30, 2015, our endowment fund had a value of approximately $410,000.

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