Ways to Give

There are several ways to give through the Alberni Valley Community Foundation. The following are only three of many:

  • Cash or Stock Donations
  • Bequests and Wills
  • Life Insurance

How can I remember the Community in my Will?


A permanent fund bears your name, or that of someone you wish to remember. If you prefer, it can remain anonymous.


You can direct the income from your fund to your favourite cause or advise the Board of Directors to distribute it as part of a grant to fund local charitable projects.

Talk to a lawyer or notary

Drawing up a will or adding a codicil to an existing will may need the help of an experienced professional. The Foundation is happy to provide assistance.

Life Insurance

A charitable gift of life insurance makes good sense.

Your can assign an existing policy to the Foundation and claim the cash value as a charitable donation for Income Tax purposes.

You may take out a new policy naming the Foundation as the beneficiary and owner, and claim the annual premiums as a charitable donation.

A life insurance gift does not deprive your family of other estate assets; rather, it separates your gift to the Foundation.

Talk to your insurance professional.

Ask your life insurance professional about a gift to the Foundation.  The Foundation will also be happy to provide assistance.

Note: All donations qualify for Income Tax exemption.


Contact the Foundation to find out how you, your family, or your organization can help create lasting benefits for our Community.

Alberni Valley Community Foundation
4255 Wallace Street, Port Alberni BC V9Y 3Y6
P: (250) 720-7012  E: info@albernifoundation.ca