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Is the Foundation of Light a Canadian Registered Charity?2023-12-27T11:59:39-05:00

Yes, the Foundation of Light is a Canadian Registered Charity. Established over 15 years ago in 2008, we are recognized by the Canadian government with the registration number 84096 4498 RR0001. As a registered charity, we have the authority to issue Canadian tax receipts for donations, enabling our donors to benefit from tax deductions

Do you accept Interac e-Transfer?2023-12-27T12:00:28-05:00

Yes, we gladly accept donations via Interac e-Transfer. Please use our e-Transfer email: [email protected] for your transactions. After completing the e-Transfer, kindly email us at:  [email protected] with the transaction details to ensure we can properly track and acknowledge your generous donation.

What if I don’t want to donate online?2023-12-27T12:02:03-05:00

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 or USD:

Please email [email protected] for details

Can I donate securities?2023-12-27T12:02:26-05:00

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.

Can I raise money for The Foundation of Light?2023-12-27T12:02:56-05:00

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

I’d like to make a donation in memory of someone. How can I do this?2023-12-27T12:03:17-05:00

Simply visit foundationoflight.org and 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.  

What Administration fee do you charge?2023-12-27T12:03:37-05:00

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! 

What Currency do you charge my credit card?2023-12-27T12:04:00-05:00

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

Can I donate from an international address or with international currency?2023-12-27T12:04:24-05:00

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.

Wire Transfers in CAD or USD:

Please email

[email protected]
for details.

Is my donation tax-deductible?2023-12-27T12:04:45-05:00

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.

I’ve lost my tax receipt. How can I obtain a duplicate?2023-12-27T12:05:30-05:00

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

How do I know my money is being well spent?2023-12-27T12:06:07-05:00

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.  

Can I get a receipt for my donation?2023-12-27T12:06:32-05:00

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

How do I cancel my recurring donation?2023-12-27T12:06:57-05:00

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

Can The Foundation of Light provide funding for my project?2023-12-27T12:07:23-05:00

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 contact us.

How can I contact The Foundation of Light?2023-12-27T12:07:52-05:00

You can reach The Foundation of Light via mail:

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

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 416-800-4414

In what currency are donations and project listed on the website?2023-12-27T12:08:21-05:00

All donations and project funds on our website are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD). We ensure transparency and clarity in all our financial dealings, and using a single currency helps maintain consistency for our donors and supporters. If you’re donating from a country other than Canada, your contribution will be converted to Canadian Dollars at the current exchange rate.

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