Individual Giving

Your gift to Let’s Talk Science will help to excite, inspire and engage children, youth, educators and volunteers in STEM. You’ll help children and youth fulfill their potential and prepare for future careers and role as citizens.

Planned Giving

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Planned giving offers the ability to leave a lasting and meaningful legacy, helping Let’s Talk Science bring science to life for children and youth across Canada. A planned gift provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate leadership, allowing you to do lasting good in your community while optimizing tax and other financial benefits.

With an investment to support Let’s Talk Science, you will be able to:

  • make a significant difference in improving STEM literacy for Canada’s children and youth;
  • achieve your philanthropic goals; and
  • lower income and estate taxes.

Professional advice from your lawyer, accountant or financial advisor will help determine your best means of making a planned gift to Let’s Talk Science.

Bequests

A bequest offers you the opportunity to make a significant future gift without lessening your assets today. Your estate will receive a valuable tax credit, which can be applied to up to 100% of your net income in the year of death and the preceding year. This can save your estate a considerable amount of tax, especially if you have RSPs or large holdings of appreciated assets.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a cost-effective way to maximize your contribution and make a more lasting gift than might otherwise be possible without drawing on your current savings or diminishing your estate. If arranged appropriately, your life insurance gift would not be included in the value of your estate, allowing you to avoid probate fees.

Our fund development team would be pleased to speak with you further to find the best match for your giving preferences.

Donations

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There are many options available to you to make your contribution fit your needs and preferences. Donations are accepted by credit card, cheque or pre-authorized monthly donation by credit card or bank debit. Your donation may be an ongoing contribution or a one-time gift – it’s up to you!

Annual Giving: Inspiring Discovery

When children and youth meet with real-life STEM professionals; when we dispel the myths and stereotypes that surround STEM; when we spark the ‘aha’ moment in young minds, we know that our programs are working.

Your gift to our Inspiring Discovery Annual Fund goes a long way to ensuring that we can continue to bring STEM into the impressionable lives of children and youth across Canada, and foster their learning and engagement through leadership, innovative educational programs, research and advocacy.

Our fund development team would be pleased to speak with you further to find the best match for your giving preferences.

Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Making a memorial gift to Let’s Talk Science in remembrance of a loved one or friend who has passed away is a meaningful and thoughtful gesture. Gifts will be acknowledged to the family with a personal thank you.

If you know a relative, friend or colleague is passionate about STEM education or providing opportunities to at risk youth, then you can honour him or her with a tribute gift through Let’s Talk Science.

United Way Donations

Did you know you can direct all or part of your United Way donation to Let’s Talk Science?

All you have to do is indicate your wishes on your pledge card by indicating what percentage you would like designated to Let’s Talk Science, and including our charitable registration number 88540 0846 RR0001. The United Way will send your donation to Let’s Talk Science and mail you a tax receipt. Please note that the United Way will keep an administrative fee and forward the balance of your donation to Let’s Talk Science.

Matching Gift Programs

If your employer has a Matching Gift Program, you may be able to double the impact of your gift to Let’s Talk Science. Speak with your human resources department to ask if they match gifts.

Securities

A gift of securities (such as privately or publicly held shares, bonds, mutual funds and stock options) to Let’s Talk Science offers considerable tax benefits. If you donate securities to charity, you’ll not only get a tax receipt and have the satisfaction of seeing your gift put to good use today, you’ll also pay no capital gains tax.

Donate to our National Program

Help children and youth fulfill their potential and prepare them for their future.

Donate by Phone

Our donor relations staff can assist you in making your donaton.
519-474-4081 ext. 224

Give to a Local Program

Support FREE hands-on, minds-on STEM learning in my community through Let's Talk Science's Outreach programs.

Donate by Cheque

Let's Talk Science
1510 Woodcock Street, Unit 12
London, ON Canada N6H 5S1

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