FAQs

How can I donate to the Foundation of Light

 

You can donate using any major credit card by visiting foundationoflight.org and clicking on the donate button.  You can make a one time donation or set up a recurring donation. 

 

What is The Foundation of Light's Charitable Number

 

The Foundation of Light is a CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) registered charity with Registration # 84096 4498 RR0001

 

What if I don’t want to donate online

 

We also welcome donations by cheque, interac e transfer and wire transfer.  


Cheque’s can be mailed to: 

The Foundation of Light

100 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 700

North York, ON, M2N 6N5

Canada

 

Interac e Transfer can be made to: 

info@foundationoflight.org 

 

Wire Transfers in CAD can be made to: 

 

 

Wire Transfers in USD can be made to: 

 

Can I donate securities?

 

Yes, The Foundation of Light is able to accept publicly listed securities.  To donate securities, simply complete the Securities Transfer Form and have your broker transfer your shares electronically to The Foundation of Lights brokerage account with TD.  Please send a copy of the completed form to securities@foundationoflight.org 


The Foundation of Light will provide you with a charitable tax receipt for the full market value on the day they are received in our account. 

 

Can I raise money for The Foundation of Light?

We welcome you to use your talents and connections to raise money for projects you are passionate about.  To set up an online fundraiser, click here and choose “Start a fundraiser” and invite your friends and family to donate. 

Our campaigners have done some pretty creative things to raise money.  Here are some ideas.

- Build a well in memory of your loved ones
- Donate your birthday or wedding by asking for donations instead of gifts.
- Classroom sponsorship of an orphan

 

I'd like to make a donation in memory of someone.  How can I do this

Simply visit foundationoflight.org and click on donate and select a campaign.  Then, click the donate button and on the next page, you’ll see a section titled “In memory of” which you can fill in someone’s honor.  

 

What Administration fee do you charge?

 

The Foundation of Light operates on a 0% administration fee.  100% of your donation goes towards the campaign of your choosing.  We transfer funds to our local partners in USD and absorb all FX related costs and transfers.  Private donors cover The Foundation of Light’s operating costs so 100% of your money can fund projects you’re passionate about! 

 

What Currency do you charge my credit card?

 

All donations made via credit card on foundationoflight.org are charged in Canadian dollars. 

 

Can I donate from an international address or with international currency?
 

Yes, we welcome donations from around the world.  All donations on our website are charged in Canadian dollars.  You can donate with a non Canadian credit card and your credit card will charge you the equivalent in Canadian dollars.  Please note, your credit card issuer may charge you additional fees incurred with the transaction.  


 

We also welcome wire transfers in USD which can be made to: 

THE FOUNDATION OF LIGHT

Bank account :4606- 054

Swift Code: BOFMCAM2

 

Is my donation tax-deductible

 

Yes, as a Canadian Registered Charity (Registration: 84096 4498 RR0001), we are able to issue a tax deductible receipt for Canadian residents.  Please consult your tax professional if you have questions.

 

I’ve lost my tax receipt. How can I obtain a duplicate?

 

Please contact us at info@foundationoflight.org with your details and we’ll be happy to assist you in issuing a duplicate tax receipt. 

 

How do I know my money is being well spent?

 

When you donate to The Foundation of Light, you can be assured that your donation is making an impact in the area that needs it the most. The Foundation of Light accounts for every dollar donated and we do not charge any administration fees ensuring every dollar of your donation is put towards the projects you are most passionate about.  In addition, annual audits are conducted by external firms to verify the accuracy of our financials.

The Foundation of Light communicates regularly and works closely with our local in-country partners to monitor and ensure successful completion of all our projects.  Our staff regularly visit our local partners and the field to validate the work being carried out.  

 

Can I get a receipt for my donation?

 

Absolutely, when you donate online at foundationoflight.org you will immediately receive a donation acknowledgement.  Tax receipts are issued once a month for the prior month.  

 

How do I cancel my recurring donation?

 

You can modify the frequency or cancel your recurring donation by logging into your donor account here

 

Can The Foundation of Light provide funding for my project?

 

The Foundation of Light regularly receives requests for funding towards many great causes.  As a Canadian registered charity, we can only work with certified local partner organizations and can only consider projects that meet our objective and charter.  If you’d like us to consider your project, please complete the following form.  

 

How can I contact The Foundation of Light?


You can reach The Foundation of Light via mail:

100 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 700
North York, ON, M2N 6N5

Email: info@foundationoflight.org 

Phone: 416-800-4414