How to Donate

Gifts from Canadians

The Foundation Massawippi Foundation (FMF) operates as a component fund of the Ottawa Community Foundation (OCF).  This respected community foundation operates in French and English and is one of hundreds across Canada and the United States that serve donors and local communities.

This permanent foundation serves as a fiscal agent and programmatic partner for all gifts to and grants from Fondation Massawippi Foundation. Donors may give to FMF in the following ways:

By Internet:

Donate online at: FMF Conservation Fund (OCF-FCO)
Fill out the form. A tax receipt will be sent to you from the Ottawa Community Foundation.
Note: The last question on the form asks whether your donation is endowed or flow-through, please select flow through in order to allow us the maximum flexibility to reinvest your gift into conservation and trails.

By Mail:

You may make out a cheque to Fondation Massawippi Foundation and send it to:

Ms. Janet Adams
Senior Associate, Development and Donor Services
Ottawa Community Foundation,
Suite 310, 75 Albert St.
Ottawa, Ont.
K1P 5E7

Or mail it locally to:

Fondation Massawippi Foundation
P.O. Box 2582
North Hatley, Que.
J0B 2C0

By Phone:

Janet Adams, 613-236-1616, ext. 231 or contact us to set up specific terms of a donation.

Gifts from American Taxpayers

US taxpayers can support our work with a gift that is tax deductible in the US!

Thanks to a partnership with American Friends of Canadian Conservation (American Friends) you can help us protect and conserve property in the Massawippi Valley by making a tax-deductible contribution of cash or securities.

Support our work in one of the following ways:

  • Donate online at American Friends’ secure site using your credit card or PayPal. You can make a one-time contribution, or arrange for your donation to recur at any interval convenient for you.
  • Donate stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares to American Friends to avoid US capital gains taxes while receiving a tax deduction for the current value of your securities. Contact Sandra Tassel at 360-515-7171 or for instructions
  • Mail a check (in US funds) to:

American Friends of Canadian Conservation
336 36th Street #717
Bellingham, WA 98225

You will need to print, fill out, sign and send a Grant Recommendation Donation Form (DOCX Format) with your check to request that American Friends use your donation to make a grant to the Massawippi Conservation Trust. The language in the recommendation is necessary for your gift to be tax deductible in the US.

You can conserve your Canadian property through a gift that is tax deductible in the US.

American Friends of Canadian Conservation was created to remove the tax and legal barriers that prevented US taxpayers from permanently protecting their Canadian natural lands. Gifts of land and conservation easements to American Friends are charitable donations in the US and effectively not subject to Canadian capital gains. Learn about the bi-national tax incentives by downloading Save Some Green: a handbook for US taxpayers from American Friends’ website.

The Massawippi Conservation Trust would partner with American Friends to complete your conservation gift and would be the local land steward.

Contact Tom Wilcox ( at the Massawippi Conservation Trust to discuss your property and conservation interests.

For information about tax benefits and the procedures for making a land, easement or servitude gift, please contact:

Sandra Tassel, Program Coordinator,  American Friends of Canadian Conservation, (360) 515-7171

Thank you for your support of the Massawippi Conservation Trust through the partnership with American Friends!

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