Endowment FAQs

What is an endowment? 

An endowment is a permanent fund held by CNIB where a portion of the interest generated goes to supporting our vital work.

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How much money would I need to designate for an endowment? 

There are two minimum total contribution levels for named endowments: 

  • Senior woman talking on phone​​$50,000 for a named endowment that allows you to specify exactly which CNIB programs and services your contribution supports;

  • ​​​and $10,000 for an endowment that does not allow you to specify the programs and services you’ll support.   

If neither of these is an amount you’re comfortable with, consider giving in another way, like through a gift in your will​, charitable annuity​, gift of property​ or a monthly gift​

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How do I make an endowment to CNIB? 

Making an endowment is easy. Contact us and we’ll work with you one-on-one to set up your endowment and answer any questions you may have. Call us toll-free at 1-800-563-2642 or email our planned giving team at legacyservices@cnib.ca to make an endowment today. 

Please note: It’s always best to consult your lawyer or financial advisor before making an endowment. 

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Will I receive a tax receipt for my endowment?

Yes, you’ll receive an immediate tax receipt as soon as you make your endowment.

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For more information, please call Ruth D'Souza at 1-800-563-2642 (ext. 7006) or email legacyservices@cnib.ca

The above information is not intended as legal or financial planning advice. When considering any planned gift, you should always consult your legal advisor, banker, financial planner or your family members.​​​​​​​