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Support SNS - donate to the Society
The Nature Capital Fund holds money designated for permanent capital expenditures such as the nature centre that members have dreamed of building. The Nature Education and Conservation Fund is intended to support nature education and conservation projects. Donations can also be directed to the General Fund, which is our basic operating fund.
We are developing a new program called Kids in Nature aimed at getting kids outdoors into nature. Starting in 2014, we will annually draw $2000 from our Conservation and Education Fund, and aim to at least match that with donations specifically earmarked for the SNS Kids in Nature Program. Funds will be used to assist outdoor educators, teachers and recreation leaders to develop and implement programs that will reconnect kids with the natural world. Donations are eligible for an income tax credit, and are greatly appreciated. Learn more about the Kids in Nature grant program (pdf document, 62 KB)
We can use money from the General Fund for whatever the board decides is appropriate, while the other two are restricted and must be used for their stated purpose. Over the past few years the SNS board has been paying particular attention to providing financial support for projects we consider worthy and appropriate. Members who choose to donate money to SNS not only receive a charitable receipt for tax purposes, but also can have the satisfaction of knowing they are supporting good work that will promote the appreciation of nature and encourage a deeper knowledge of it.
Options for donating to the Saskatoon Nature Society:
1) You can send a cheque with your donation to the mailing address listed below. Please make your cheque payable to the Saskatoon Nature Society.
2) You can donate through a pre-authorized debit (PAD) contribution.To use the PAD system, you simply sign an authorization form indicating the amount you wish to donate regularly from your bank chequing account, and attach a cheque marked "VOID" to provide your account information. An official receipt for income tax purposes will be issued in January of each year. The PAD authorization form can be mailed to you by our Treasurer, or you can download the form here.
Download the pre-authorized debit (PAD) form (Adobe PDF, 315 KB)
3) You can also donate through a secure on-line payment system with Canada Helps. Please note that SNS will be charged a small processing fee for the on-line donations, which will reduce the amount we receive.
Donations through Canada Helps are processed through a secure server (please note that link will open in a new window). CanadaHelps is a public foundation and registered charity - Charitable Business Registration No. 896568417RR0001 - and will issue official tax receipts.
You will receive an e-receipt within minutes of the donation, which you can save and print out at any time. Please note that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has approved the use of secure PDF e-receipts for tax purposes. Each receipt will clearly indicate that you made a donation to the SNS. If you prefer, you can also set up regular monthly donations.
Anonymous donations are accepted through CanadaHelps - we will not receive any personal information about you as a donor, but will have a record of a donation being made. A tax receipt will be sent to you, same as with the standard donation.
CanadaHelps will not sell or trade donor information. For more information about donor privacy, please read their privacy statement here: www.canadahelps.org/InfoPages/PrivacyHome.aspx
|Last updated: 18 December, 2013|