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Support a world where nature and communities thrive together.

Give Online

Make an online donation and you will receive an tax receipt via e-mail within 1-2 business days.

Give Monthly

When you join MakeWay’s monthly giving program, you join a special group of people who care deeply about the environment and social equity. Your monthly gift will support MakeWay’s unique approach to making lasting change for all Canadians. You can become a monthly donor by setting up a monthly gift online or through direct deposits. You will receive an annual tax receipt for your contribution.

To make a donation by cheque, please complete this donation form and mail the form along with your cheque to our Vancouver office: MakeWay 400 – 163 Hastings Street West Vancouver, BC V6B 1H5. If you have any questions, please email

An honorary or memorial gift is a thoughtful way to honour someone special. Gifts can be made to honour milestones and the passing of a loved one. Once your gift has been received, MakeWay will send a hand-written note to the honouree or the next of kin to let them know of your thoughtful gift. Please fill out this form and include it with your gift. To learn more about making an honorary or memorial gift, please email

There are many ways to leave a legacy to support the work and mission of MakeWay. They include:

  • gifts left in your will
  • RRSP/RRIF gifts
  • life insurance
  • annuities that provide income to you during your lifetime
  • gifts made through retirement plans
  • real estate and other property

To learn more about making a planned gift or bequest, please contact Leanne Burton.

Give stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other publicly-traded securities. If you have publicly traded securities in your portfolio that would generate a substantial taxable gain if sold, consider donating securities. You will receive a tax receipt for the full market value of the securities at the closing trading price on the day they are received and will not owe capital gains tax on the advantage of the securities from the cost base. MakeWay will receive the net value of the sale of the securities less brokerage commission. The chart below shows the tax advantage to donating the securities vs. selling the securities and then donating the cash proceeds. In this particular example, you double the tax savings by donating securities directly.

To make a gift of securities, please contact

Fair market value$10,000$10,000
Cost basis$4,000$4,000
Capital gain$6,000$6,000
Taxable gain$3,000 (50%)$0 (0%)
Tax credit (assuming 35%)$3,000$3,000
Tax on gain (at 50%)$1,500$0
Tax savings$1,500$3,000

To make a donation by wire transfer, please contact

MakeWay’s shared platform powers over 50 projects, building solutions to a range of social and environmental challenges. You can make a donation to a specific project and support some of the most innovative social change work taking place across Canada.

MakeWay holds nearly 150 donor advised funds, enabling donors to support charitable activities and causes they care about. You can make a donation to a specific donor advised fund and support the passions of our donors.

Being an effective donor takes vision, focus, and strategy. At MakeWay, we help philanthropists make more meaningful gifts. We can work together on a strategic giving strategy that captures your unique interests and concerns, and achieves your goals.

“MakeWay is a good organization to donate to because you know it will go to something good. You don’t have to do all the homework yourself. When you donate to MakeWay you are combining one individual’s money with another individual’s money so that it can have greater impact.”

Leonard Schein
Schein Foundation