Become a Donor

We depend on your contributions to carry on our work preserving the beautiful, wild places we all love.  Whether through a one-time donation or by monthly giving, every contribution helps us to achieve our goals.

We offer many options for how you can make a charitable donation:

  • Cheque
  • Pre-authorized monthly payments
  • PayPal (direct debit or credit card)
  • Donation of Securities
  • Planned Giving
  • Donation of Land

Cheque and Pre-Authorized Monthly Payments

Download, save and complete the Donation Form.  Send it along with your cheque to the address on the form.

PayPal

To donate by direct debit or with a credit card, just click on the button below. (If you do not have a personal PayPal account, select to pay by credit card.)

Endowment Funds

MMLT also has endowment funds that ensure the long term stability and sustainability of the organization.   Please click Endowment Funds for information if you’re considering making a significant gift to the land trust.

In 2015 we launched the Carp Hills Opportunity Fund, which is used for any costs directly linked to the acquisition or donation of land or to the establishment of conservation easements in the Carp Hills.   Click on the link for further information.

Securities

A donation of securities is one of the most tax effective ways to give charitably.

Canada Revenue Agency does not impose capital gains tax on donations of publicly traded securities.  Capitals gains are the increase in the value of your securities over the price you paid at purchase.

When you sell your shares for cash, you’re responsible for the tax due on the increase in value, even if you plan to donate the proceeds from the sale.  But thanks to changes in the tax laws introduced in 2006, any capital gain triggered by making a donation of publicly traded securities to a registered charity is eliminated.

This means the land trust receives a larger gift, and you’ll benefit from a tax receipt for the full value of your eligible securities.

If you’d like to donate securities, please contact us to discuss the process, which can be easily arranged between our transfer agent, the Community Foundation of Ottawa, and your broker.  By phone: 613-253-2722. By email: admin@mmlt.ca

Memorial Gifts

You can make your gift in memory of a particular individual who believed in the preservation of Nature.  For a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary, you may wish to make a gift to MMLT in honour of a friend who loves nature.  Provide us with their name and address, and we will be happy to send them a certificate letting them know of your gift.

Sample certificate in honour of donation

Planned Giving

You can remember us in your will, thus helping us build a solid financial base for the future.  Please click on the link for more information about bequests and other forms of Planned Giving.

Donation of Land

As a donor of land, either through fee simple or conservation easement, you become a partner in protecting nature for the long term. We are also a qualified recipient agency under the federal Ecological Gifts Program. That means we can provide you the best tax treatment for your donation, and assure you that your lands will be safeguarded forever.

Land that does not meet ecological criteria can be donated to the MMLT to be sold and the proceeds used towards the purchase or maintenance of priority properties.  The donor will receive a tax receipt for the appraised value of the property.

Click on the link to download our Land Securement Brochure for more details.

Financial security allows us to focus on what we do best – protecting the special natural features of this large region.  The MMLT’s Revenue Canada charitable business number is 87859 1007 RR0001. Both annual membership dues and charitable donations are tax deductible.  A tax receipt will be issued for any donation over $15.