Your support will make a difference!

The Congress is dedicated to supporting and promoting the needs of the Ukrainian Canadian community for the benefit of future generations. To achieve our goal, we need your financial assistance. Your support will assist us in ensuring that the traditions and values of the Ukrainian community continue in Canada.

Alexandra Chyczij, National President

Donate Online
Monthly Giving
Legacy/Planned Giving

Other Ways To Donate

All contributions are sincerely appreciated and help us to address a wide range of needs in the community

By Phone

Call +1.866.942.4627

Our employees and volunteers will be happy to assist you on Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

By Mail

Address: UCC -National, 203-952 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, R2W 3P4

Download a UCC Donation Form

Download a UCC C&E Trust Donation Form

If you participate in your employer’s annual United Way campaign, you can choose to designate the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Charitable & Educational Trust the recipient of your charitable contributions. Speak with your employer to learn more about donating to UCC-National through the United Way.

Gifts from an estate may be in the form of a fixed amount, percentage or residue. A bequest is a tax-effective way to reduce taxes owed by your estate
Suggested wording for your will:
I give and bequeath the sum of $___________(or “the residue of my estate remaining”) to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – National or the UCC Charitable & Educational Trust.
Your gift can be acknowledged and put to use during your lifetime. Watch your donation make a difference. Cash, property or other personal assets can also be donated to the Congress or Trust as a way to demonstrate a commitment to the promotion and preservation of the Ukrainian community in Canada.

 

Benefits of  bequest:

  • You have the use of the asset during your life.
  • A bequest is a tax-effective way to reduces taxes.
  • A bequest is revocable and can be modified if your financial circumstances change.

Life Insurance Policy – an affordable way to make a real difference

 

  • Assign an existing life insurance policy: receive a charitable tax receipt for the net cash surrender value and any premiums paid after the donation date.
  • Donate a new policy: receive a charitable tax receipt for any premiums paid after the donation date.
  • Assign the UCC C& E Trust as the beneficiary of your individual or workplace insurance policy. Your estate receives a charitable tax receipt.

Gifts-in-Kind are gifts of property other than cash. They include donations of capital property, real estate, a leasehold interest, a residual interest, equipment, a right of any kind. UCC-National reserves the right to refuse gifts that are not of value or benefit to UCC.

Benefits of a gift in kind:

  • You receive a charitable tax receipt for the appraised, fair market value determined on the day the gift is made
  • Gifts in kind can be made during your lifetime, or through your estate
Publicly Traded Securities & Shares (tax-smart giving) are accepted by the UCC-National. Securities are appraised immediately upon transfer and the donor is provided with a tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities based on the closing bid of the share on the date of transfer. Donors making a gift of shares acquired through an employee stock option plan of a publicly-traded company benefit from the favourable treatment of a zero capital gain inclusion rate. To be eligible for this benefit, you must donate these shares in the same calendar year and within 30 days of their acquisition.
Example: Ihor decided to support the UCC (C&E Trust)  with a gift of $100,000. When reviewing whether he should sell his shares in a publicly-listed corporation and then donate the cash proceeds, or donate the shares directly,  Ihor learned that he would have a greater net tax benefit by donating the shares directly to the UCC.  See the below chart that assumes a tax rate of 50 percent.

Option 1

SHARES ARE SOLD & THEN CASH IS DONATED

Option 2

SHARES  ARE DONATED DIRECTLY

Fair Market Value $100,000 $100,000
Cost Basis $20,000 $20,000
Capital Gain $80,000 $80,000
Taxable Gain $40,000 $0
Tax Credit (at 50%) $50,000 $50,000
Tax on Gain (at 50%) $20,000 $0
Tax Savings $30,000 $50,000

Gifts of securities through your estate

 

When your executor donates securities, your estate does not pay capital gains tax on the appreciated securities and it also benefits from the full charitable tax receipt.

Annuity involves the transfer of cash or property to the UCC-National (C & E Trust) in exchange for a partial tax deduction and a lifetime stream of annual income. Depending upon your age, this income maybe 100 %  tax-free.
A portion of the total contribution is used to purchase the annuity from a licensed insurance company, while the balance is retained by the UCC C&E Trust as an immediate donation, for which you receive a charitable tax receipt.

Benefits of a charitable gift annuity

  • You receive a guaranteed income for life. Annuity rates are typically much higher than the return on guaranteed income investments.
  • Depending on your age, a substantial portion or all of the annuity payment is tax-free.
  • You receive a charitable tax receipt for the gift portion.

Example — a charitable gift annuity for an 80-year-old:

A transfer of $80,000 gives an annual payment of $,3500.00, guaranteed for life, while $30,000 becomes the gift portion and the amount of the charitable tax receipt.

UCC-National will accept pledge commitments. The commitments to a pledge is not eligible for a tax receipt, but the payments to pledge are.
UCC-National  C&E Trust can be named a beneficiary on registered retirement plan documents. A tax receipt for the value of the investment gift will be issued to the donor’s estate and applied towards the final income tax return. Alternatively, the donor can make a bequest to UCC  C & E Trust  (this option is subject to probate) of value to that of RRSP/RRIF proceeds received by the estate.

Benefits of planned gifts of RRSPs and RRIFs

  • Remaining funds in most RRSPs/ RRIFs become fully taxable as income in the year of death, usually at the highest tax rate. Naming the UCC C&E Trust as the direct beneficiary of such plans generates a charitable tax receipt which will offset this tax.
  • These types of gifts provide privacy as they are not part of your will, and there is no cost in creating them.
  • The balance of your retirement fund flows outside your estate, therefore it is not included in probate.
A Designated Fund represents a sum of money set aside within the Congress or Trust for a special or designated purpose. The annual income earned from investing the capital of each Designated Fund is disbursed in accordance with the instructions of those establishing such a fund to the designated beneficiary of the fund. These can include a specific cause, project or area of interest.

A Designated Fund provides an opportunity for an individual, family, organization or institution to make a lasting contribution to the community and carry its name into perpetuity.

If you would like to speak with us about providing a donation to UCC, please call us at (204) 942-4627

UCC Revenues  Distribution

Donations
87%
Grants
5%
Fundraising
4%
MIsc
3%
Assessment
1%

UCC Expenses Distribution

Programming
91%
Fundraising
5%
Administration
4%

UCC Income Statement

C&E Trust General
60%
C&E Trust PC/BR
15%
C&E Trust Grant
10%
UCC General
9%
C&E Trust Holodomor
5%
UCC Estate and others
1%
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