What is a charitable gift annuity?

Senior man using laptop at homeA charitable gift annuity (CGA) is a unique way to make a gift to charity and receive secure payments for life. 

A CGA is purchased by paying a lump sum to CNIB, a portion of which is your donation to CNIB. You will immediately start receiving guaranteed monthly, semi-annual or annual payments – and those payments will continue for life.  

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How can I make a CGA with CNIB? 

If you’re interested in making a charitable gift annuity, you can contact our planned giving team at or call us toll-free at 1-800-563-2642. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about making a CGA and prepare a personalized, no-obligation quote at no cost to you. 

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How much money will I receive in each payment?

The amount of money you’ll receive depends on several factors, including the amount you’ve given as your lump sum, your age, payment schedule and whether you’re male or female. But we’ll give you that information within the free quote that we provide you after you contact us. If you’re not happy with it, you’re under no obligation to continue with the CGA. 

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What information does CNIB need from me in order to give me a quote for a CGA? 

To prepare your free quote, we’ll need to know:

  • Your birth date.

  • Whether you’d like to share the proceeds from the annuity with another person like your spouse or sibling.

  • How often you’d like to receive payments (e.g., monthly, semi-annually or annually).

  • ​The amount of the lump sum you are considering.

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Have a question about making a CGA that wasn’t answered here? For more information, please call Ruth D'Souza at 1-800-563-2642 (ext. 7006) or email

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