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As a GreenUP supporter, you will be helping to actively sustain a leading and vital local organization.

Donations to our Climate Action and Education Programs or our Annual Fund support GreenUP’s core programs, including our climate action, environmental education, and ecosystem regeneration initiatives. Donations to Ecology Park support our programs at this five-acre sanctuary in the heart of Peterborough.

When donating to a specific fund, please select it from the dropdown menu. For example, select 4) Lath House from the dropdown menu to donate to the Lath House campaign.

Monthly Donors | Friends of GreenUP

Friends of GreenUP are the ongoing supporters of our organization who choose to help us throughout all four seasons with year-round gifts given each month of the year.

When you become a Friend of GreenUP your monthly, tax-deductible gift is automatically charged to your credit card or debited from your bank account, so you never have to worry about making contributions to GreenUP. Becoming a monthly donor is an easy and consistent way for you to support GreenUP’s environmental programming and is the most cost-effective way to give a gift.

As a monthly donor and Friend of GreenUP you will receive a membership card and we are pleased to offer you a 10% discount on future purchases at GreenUP Ecology Park and the GreenUP Store.

To become a monthly donor and become a Friend of GreenUP, please select Donate Monthly on the form, below.

Support Us

We depend on support from members of this community to deliver the important programs and services that we are well known for. GreenUP is a registered charity and provides Canada Revenue Agency approved charitable tax receipts for qualifying cash and in-kind donations.

There are many ways you can give. The simplest way is to fill out the CanadaHelps form, above, for a one-time or monthly donation. However, you can also donate:

 

By cheque:

Payable to GreenUP and mail to:
378 Aylmer Street North, Suite #4,
Peterborough, ON K9H 3V8

In person:

Via debit, cash, or cheque at the GreenUP Store
378 Aylmer Street North, Suite #4,
Peterborough, ON K9H 3V8

By phone:

1-888-745-3238 ext 215. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

GreenUP is grateful for all donations, which help us to deliver unique, environmental programming throughout the Peterborough area.

Learn more about Bequests, Endowments, our 5-Year Plan Donor Pledge Policy, GreenUP’s charitable status, and your important Donor Rights, including Privacy, below.

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Bequests

A Simple and Powerful Way to Ensure Our Work Carries on for Future Generations

Deciding how to divide your assets among your heirs and charity is usually a matter of the heart. It involves decisions about your personal financial independence, your family legacy, and the investment of your social capital. The easiest and most common way for you to make a gift to GreenUP is through a bequest in your Will or Revocable Living Trust. The tax laws encourage charitable bequests, so it is an excellent way to support our programs while reducing your estate taxes.

After providing for family and friends, consider a meaningful gift to GreenUP to continue your lifetime of support. Bequest gifts can take many forms such as a specific gift amount, a specific gift type, a percentage of the estate, a percentage of the residue of an estate, or the entire residue considering all other provisions of your will. Or a bequest can be contingent, that is, taking effect only after other provisions cannot be satisfied.

“When I volunteered as a director at GreenUP, I had the opportunity to witness the potential of the organization but also its financial constraints. The organization has done so much for the Peterborough community over the past twenty years. This December, I just really wanted to make a difference…so I included GreenUP in my will, as did my late mother, Florence Cragg. I could not be more satisfied and confident knowing my gift will positively impact people’s lives right here in the Kawarthas.”
Paul Cragg, MD, Peterborough

Specific Bequest

Probably the most popular type of bequest, the donor designates GreenUP to receive a specific dollar amount or a specific piece of property. As with any charitable bequest, the estate receives a charitable estate tax deduction for the full amount of the gift.

Example: Linda Smith wills $10,000 to GreenUP.
Sample language: “I give to GreenUP, a Canadian registered charity, in Peterborough, Ontario, the sum of $10,000 for its general purposes.”

Percentage Bequest

The donor gives GreenUP a percentage of the estate.

Example: Jacques Fontaine leaves 25 percent of his estate to GreenUP and the balance (75 percent) is divided between his brother and sister.
Sample language: “I give to GreenUP, a Canadian registered charity, in Peterborough, Ontario, twenty-five percent (25%) of my estate for its general endowment or for other general purposes.”

Percentage of the Estate Residue

After making specific bequests to family and friends, the donor’s estate is divided among others or charities, that may include GreenUP.
Example: Maria Muller leaves $200,000 of her estate to several friends and family members and instructs her executor to distribute the remainder of her estate, with 50 percent to GreenUP and 50 percent to her church.
Sample language: “All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate, shall be distributed as follows fifty percent (50%) to GreenUP, a Canadian registered charity, in Peterborough, Ontario, for its general purposes and fifty percent (50%) to my local church.”

Residue of the Estate

The donor, after providing several specific bequests to family and friends, leaves 100 percent of the residue to GreenUP.

Example: Yun Zhao leaves his nieces and nephews $200,000 in several specific bequests and instructs his executor to distribute the balance of his estate to GreenUP to establish a scholarship in his family’s name.
Sample language: “All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate, shall be distributed to GreenUP, a Canadian registered charity, in Peterborough, Ontario, to be used to establish the Zhao Family Scholarship Fund, income to be used annually to provide scholarship assistance for students with financial need.”

Bequest of Retirement Plan Assets

All retirement plan programs require a primary beneficiary be named when the plan is established. This beneficiary can be changed at any time and may include a charity. Therefore, you might consider naming GreenUP as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your retirement plan assets.

Endowments

Contribute to our Endowments

Gifts for our Endowment Funds are in perpetuity, with interest from these investments providing annual grants that support our important programs. GreenUP has two Endowment Funds with the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.

The GreenUP Fund provides annual grants that support GreenUP’s exceptional environmental programming. Click here to learn more about the GreenUP Fund.

The GreenUP Ecology Park Fund provides annual grants that help maintain facilities and support programming at this treasured site. Click here to learn more about the GreenUP Ecology Park Fund.

5-Year Plan Donor Pledge Policy

For your convenience, GreenUP is accepting multi-year pledges. Our 5-Year Plan Donor Pledge Policy outlines relevant details for interested donors and is available on our website.

Charitable Status

GreenUP is a registered charity. Our charitable registration number is 13985 0002 RR0001. Our legal name is Peterborough Green-Up Association.

All donations to GreenUP will be eligible for a receipt for income tax purposes. Receipts will be sent via mail to the address provided at the time the donation is made.

For more information on giving a financial gift to GreenUP, please visit our support us page.

Donor Bill of Rights

GreenUP is committed to best practices and has adopted the official Donor Bill of Rights, which was developed and approved by leading international professional fundraising associations.

Donor Privacy Policy

GreenUP is committed to protecting your privacy. We have a board-approved Donor Privacy Policy you can review at any time.