Frequently Asked Questions

You can donate using any major credit card by visiting and clicking on the donate button. You can make a one time donation or set up a recurring donation.

The Foundation of Light is a CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) registered charity with Registration # 84096 4498 RR0001

We also welcome donations by cheque, interac e transfer and wire transfer.

Cheque’s can be mailed to:

The Foundation of Light
100 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 700
North York, ON, M2N 6N5

Interac e Transfer can be made to:

[email protected]

Wire Transfers in CAD can be made to:

Bank Account : 1015- 583
Swift Code: BOFMCAM2

Wire Transfers in USD can be made to:

Bank account :4606- 054br/> Swift Code: BOFMCAM2

Yes, The Foundation of Light is able to accept publicly listed securities. To donate securities, simply complete the Securities Transfer Form and have your broker transfer your shares electronically to The Foundation of Lights brokerage account with TD. Please send a copy of the completed form to [email protected] The Foundation of Light will provide you with a charitable tax receipt for the full market value on the day they are received in our account.

We welcome you to use your talents and connections to raise money for projects you are passionate about. To set up an online fundraiser, click here and choose “Start a fundraiser” and invite your friends and family to donate.

Our campaigners have done some pretty creative things to raise money. Here are some ideas.

  • Build a well in memory of your loved ones
  • Donate your birthday or wedding by asking for donations instead of gifts.
  • Classroom sponsorship of an orphan

Simply visit click on donate and select a campaign. Then, click the donate button and on the next page, you’ll see a section titled “In memory of” which you can fill in someone’s honor.

The Foundation of Light operates on a 0% administration fee. 100% of your donation goes towards the campaign of your choosing. We transfer funds to our local partners in USD and absorb all FX related costs and transfers. Private donors cover The Foundation of Light’s operating costs so 100% of your money can fund projects you’re passionate about!

All donations made via credit card on are charged in Canadian dollars.

Yes, we welcome donations from around the world. All donations on our website are charged in Canadian dollars. You can donate with a non Canadian credit card and your credit card will charge you the equivalent in Canadian dollars. Please note, your credit card issuer may charge you additional fees incurred with the transaction.

We also welcome wire transfers in USD which can be made to:

Bank account :4606- 054
Swift Code: BOFMCAM2

Yes, as a Canadian Registered Charity (Registration: 84096 4498 RR0001), we are able to issue a tax deductible receipt for Canadian residents. Please consult your tax professional if you have questions.

Please contact us at [email protected] with your details and we’ll be happy to assist you in issuing a duplicate tax receipt.

When you donate to The Foundation of Light, you can be assured that your donation is making an impact in the area that needs it the most. The Foundation of Light accounts for every dollar donated and we do not charge any administration fees ensuring every dollar of your donation is put towards the projects you are most passionate about. In addition, annual audits are conducted by external firms to verify the accuracy of our financials.

The Foundation of Light communicates regularly and works closely with our local in-country partners to monitor and ensure successful completion of all our projects. Our staff regularly visit our local partners and the field to validate the work being carried out.

Absolutely, when you donate online at you will immediately receive a donation acknowledgement. Tax receipts are issued once a month for the prior month.

You can modify the frequency or cancel your recurring donation by logging into your donor account here.

The Foundation of Light regularly receives requests for funding towards many great causes. As a Canadian registered charity, we can only work with certified local partner organizations and can only consider projects that meet our objective and charter. If you’d like us to consider your project, please complete the following form.

You can reach The Foundation of Light via mail:

100 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 700
100 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 700
North York, ON, M2N 6N5

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 416-800-4414