What is a Charitable Bequest?

A charitable bequest is a gift made to a nonprofit or a charity through a will or trust. Designating FINCA Canada as a primary beneficiary on your will is an easy way to leave a legacy gift that will make a lasting impact.

Another option can be to designate FINCA Canada as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account. You can also choose to name FINCA Canada as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.



Receive an estate tax charitable deduction


Reduce the burden of taxes on your family


Leave a lasting legacy to FINCA


Continue to use the asset or property you will leave to charity, during your life

You can designate FINCA Canada as the beneficiary of your asset by will or trust.

If you have any questions about making a charitable bequest, we are happy to assist.

If you have made a charitable bequest to FINCA Canada, we would like to thank and recognize you for your future gift. Please email with your gift details at [email protected]

Bequests of real estate, personal property, business interests and cash are typically made by way of a will, revocable trust or even a simple codicil to your current estate plan.

Other bequests, such as those involving retirement assets, insurance policies, bank accounts and stocks and bonds, are typically made by completing the appropriate beneficiary designation form. Please contact your retirement plan administrator, life insurance company, bank or investment broker and ask them to send you the appropriate “beneficiary designation” form. You will need to complete and sign the form and then send it back to whom originally sent you the form.

When the bequest property is transferred to FINCA Canada, the full value of this gift will be transferred tax-free and your estate will receive an estate tax charitable deduction.