Ways To Give

Top 10 giving options to consider while donating to Ekal Canada

1. Donate securely with Credit Card or Debit Card

You can donate with a credit card directly. We do not store your card information.

Donate with a credit card here.

2. Donate through Canada Helps and other donor sites

You can donate with Canada Helps or PayPal Giving Fund Canada and designate ‘Ekal Canada’ as the beneficiary. Canada Helps or PayPal Giving Fund Canada will send your donation to your favourite charity Ekal Canada without charging any cost to Ekal. PayPal/Canada Helps will also issue your tax receipt directly to you. Please click on the logos of the donor sites where Ekal Canada has its profiles below:

3. Online Fundraisers

You can start your own online fundraisers in favour of Ekal Canada on the Go Fund Me site by going to our site page and clicking on “Start a Campaign”

4. Donate by e-mail or Interac e-Transfer from your bank account

You can donate using Interac e-Transfer from your bank account directly to the info@ekal.ca email. Your donation will be automatically deposited to Ekal Canada’s bank account. However, to receive your tax receipt, please do not forget to email your full contact name, address and telephone number to info@ekal.ca, mentioning the donation amount and date so we can connect you to the right donation.

5. Donate with EFT Direct Deposit or Wire Transfer

Please email us at info@ekal.ca for the specific Wire Transfer or EFT Direct Deposit details or to address any questions you may have.

Direct deposit information: For direct deposit details please call +1 416-569-9379.

6. Corporate Gift Matching

Does doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the impact of your donation to Ekal Canada, at no additional cost, sound appealing to you? Ekal Canada’s corporate matching gifts program is a great way to do just that! If your employer participates in a matching gift program, your company will match donations that you make to charitable organizations like Ekal Canada. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Find out if your company has a matching gift policy by contacting your Human Resources or Community Investment/Relations Department. For more information, please email us at evfcanada@ekal.ca.

7. Donate by cheque

Please send your cheque in favour of the “Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Canada” and it mail to:

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Canada
5448 Elgar Court, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 5C9, Canada

8. Gift of Securities

If you own stocks or mutual funds that have grown in value, you may face a tax bill when you sell them. By donating them directly to Ekal Canada you reduce your tax bill and make a significant gift at the same time.  You can give a gift of publicly traded securities to Ekal Canada and eliminate 100% of the capital gains tax. Please email us at info@ekal.ca or alliswell365@gmail.com for further instructions and to address any questions you may have.

Benefits to You

Make a Difference – Through your gift you will receive the opportunity to make a significant difference.

Tax Advantages – By donating your appreciated securities or mutual funds directly to Ekal Canada you eliminate your capital gains taxes.

Reduced Brokerage Fees – Many brokerage houses forego fees for charitable transactions.

Simple and Convenient – Securities are easy to transfer. Your broker will transfer the shares from your account to Ekal Canada’s brokerage account. The date of your donation will be the date the securities are deposited into our brokerage account.

Recognition – Your gift can be honoured during your lifetime.

Please Seek Expert Advice

Ekal Canada strongly recommends that you seek professional advice to ensure your financial goals are considered, your tax situation reviewed, and that your planned gift is tailored to your own circumstances. Ekal Canada recommends that you consult your lawyer or estate planner regarding the specific wording of any gifts of stocks and securities or other type of planned gift.

9. Will (Legacy Giving)

Include Ekal Canada in Your Will. 

It is difficult for most Canadians to donate a sizeable amount to Ekal Canada in their lifetimes. But there is a way and it is called Legacy Giving or Planned Giving through the Will.

Your personal legacy will honour your pride in helping rural children in India realize their dream of basic education. And you will love knowing that your support will make a difference in the lives of tribal and rural children and uplift India, one village at a time.

Another form of Legacy Giving involves buying life insurance policies where the beneficiary is Ekal Canada for all or part of the insurance policy value. The advantage of this type of giving is that you can reduce your income taxes as you may be able to write off all or part of your insurance premium. With a permanent insurance plan with guaranteed premiums and death benefits from the highest-rated insurers in Canada, you can leave any amount to Ekal Canada.

With affordable premiums payable for 20 years only, you could choose a plan that suits your budget and with Ekal Canada as a beneficiary, get tax advantages that will effectively lower your cost of premiums. 

If you are interested in leaving a legacy to Ekal Canada, please contact us at info@ekal.ca or alliswell365@gmail.com or ask your financial planner or insurance agent.

10. Corporate Sponsorship

Ekal Canada helps run over 102,000 schools that educate 2.8 million children in rural, remote parts of India. Ekal Canada is a registered charity / non-profit organization engaged in the education of tribal, indigenous children in rural India and Nepal. It is the largest grassroots movement of its kind in the world.

For more information about corporate sponsorship opportunities and how you can contribute to our cause or sponsor events, please email us at evfcanada@ekal.ca

Donation Information

Your donation is tax-deductible in Canada. Ekal Canada’s CRA Charitable Registration Number is 853421162RR0001. Please call +1 416-569-9379 or email info@ekal.ca at any time, in case you have queries.