Donate by mail or in person to the Foundation office at 66 Waterloo Street, Suite 205, in Saint John.

Since the Foundation was established in 1976 following the closure of the New Brunswick Protestant Orphans’ Home, and the remaining assets were transitioned into the Foundation’s care, the focus has been on responsible management of those assets to ensure the long-term viability of the Foundation itself.

The Foundation’s investments are held by Royal Trust and managed by Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, one of Canada’s largest and most successful investment management firms. Audited financial statements are prepared and presented to the Board of the Foundation annually. Total administrative costs are very low – 6% of the total revenue including investment management fees.

Who Can Donate?

We welcome and accept donations from groups, individuals, and families.

Here’s how you can donate:

    • In-person donations can be made to the Foundation by cheque or money order sent into the mail or by visiting our office.
    • Bequests

Income tax receipts are provided for donations of $5 or more. Our registered charitable number is 10776-9093 RR0001.

How does donations of shares/stocks work?

Recent changes to the Income Tax Act enable the gift of securities to a registered charity with no tax on any related gain but with the full benefits of a charitable donation.

For example, Mrs. A, a resident of New Brunswick wishes to make a donation of $25,000 to the Foundation. She has held some bank shares for a number of years and the shares have a value of $25,000 and a cost of $5,000. Mrs. A planned to sell the shares and donate the proceeds. Below is a calculation that provides a more favourable tax position for Mrs. A by donating the shares to a registered charity.

Sell shares and donate cash:

Tax cost on gain: $ (4,415)
Tax saving with donation: $ 11,740
Net tax benefit: $ 7,325

Donate share:

Tax cost on gain: $ 0
Tax saving with donation: $ 11,740
Net tax benefit: $ 11,740