Making a contribution to the Canadian Rugby Foundation by credit card is very easy to do. We have partnered with an organization called CanadaHelps.org which was set up to specifically help smaller organizations like the Canadian Rugby Foundation. CanadaHelps.org is a not-for-profit charity portal and a registered public foundation that seeks to promote and facilitate philanthropy through online giving. CanadaHelps.org offers its services at no cost to the charity or donor (except for the terminal fees associated with credit card transactions which are 3%). This is a significant help to the Canadian Rugby Foundation as it reduces our administration costs through automated processing and paperless communication. With the lower merchant rates and transaction fees, the savings are passed onto us at the Foundation.
Donating through CanadaHelps.org is easy. Simply click on the “Donate Now” button at the top of this page or click on this link
and type “Canadian Rugby Foundation” into the charity search. All information entered is strictly confidential and securely protected, and donor information is only provided to the charity to which the donation has been made.
Donations made through the CanadaHelps.org website are treated in the same way as regular receipt able charitable donations. The Canada Revenue Agency has approved the use of electronic tax receipts. Usually within minutes of successfully completing a donation, the donor receives an e-mail notification confirming the transaction. Because CanadaHelps.org is a registered public foundation, donors are e-receipted for a donation to CanadaHelps.org. The donation is processed very quickly and the funds are directed to the Canadian Rugby Foundation bank account. Donors are also provided with a few donation options including one time or monthly contributions.
Donors wishing to make contributions to a specific fund within the Foundation can do so by selecting “Specialty Fund” on the donation page and typing in the fund name in the message box. To learn about the various funds in the Foundation, please contact us directly. As mentioned above, donations are charged a 3% credit card terminal transaction fee. When donating to a specific fund, the 3% will be removed before it reaches that particular fund. Please note that the donor still receives a tax receipt for the full value of his or her donation.