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Thank you for considering making a charitable gift to the AGO. The Gallery relies on the generosity of donors and members to sustain our mission of bringing people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

Your gift will make a difference by supporting the extraordinary collections, exhibitions and programs that create meaningful art experiences for our visitors – right now and for generations to come. You will also join a generous community of donors who believe in the power of art to lead global conversations from the heart of one of the world’s most diverse cities.

Gifts of all levels are welcome and appreciated, and you will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation. Thank you for your support.

 

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DONATION FAQs

Is the AGO a registered charity?

Yes, the AGO is a registered charity in Canada. Our Charitable Registration number is 11879 0401 RR0001.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Donations to the AGO greater than $10 annually are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. When you choose to become an AGO Member or purchase tickets to one of our Fundraising Events, the Canada Revenue Agency requires that a deduction be made from your charitable tax receipt, representing the value of benefits received. Should you have any questions about the amount of your contribution which is eligible for a charitable tax receipt, contact donations@ago.ca.

What does my philanthropic contribution support?

Your support helps enable the Art Gallery of Ontario's ongoing presentation of exhibitions and education programs. 

Where is my donation receipt?

The AGO issues all charitable tax receipts by physical mail. One-time gifts (including those made online at ago.ca) will receive a receipt soon after your donation has been processed. For monthly contributions, consolidated tax receipts are issued once a year by February 28th for the previous calendar year's donations. If you have purchased a ticket to an AGO Fundraising Event, in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines, the AGO will issue a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount following the event date. Should you have questions about your receipt, you never received your receipt in the mail, or it has been misplaced, kindly contact donations@ago.ca for assistance.

Can I make a tribute donation or a gift in memory of someone?

Yes, we invite you to celebrate a loved one, mark a special occasion, or honour the memory of someone in your thoughts with a gift to the AGO. If making a gift online at ago.ca, after you have entered your payment information, the next step allows you to select your Donation Recognition Type from a drop-down list before your gift is processed. Select "This gift is in tribute or in memoriam". You can then enter the name of the honouree and provide us with special instructions including a personalized message you would like for us to share with your intended recipient. Please be sure to provide us with their full mailing address so that we can send a note to your honouree or to your recipient. The donation amount will not be specified in the note, unless you instruct us otherwise. Your credit card will be charged once to select "Place Order". You will receive a physical acknowledgement of your gift through the mail, as will your recipient. 

Can I make a donation anonymously?

Yes, on the donation page, under the Donation Recognition Type, select "Anonymously". This ensures that your name will not appear on our website or printed materials. Please note that the AGO will keep a record of your name and information associated with your gift in a secure database for payment processing purposes. The AGO will not share this information and will only use it for the purposes of communicating with you directly.

How else can I make a donation?

While ago.ca usually offers the fastest way to make your gift, if you have special instructions, or wish to include other information alongside your contribution, you can also make a gift by mail, telephone, gift of shares, or wire transfer.

By Mail

Please mail your donation via cheque made payable to: Art Gallery of Ontario. Kindly address this package to the attention of the Development Department as follows:

Mail to:
Development Department
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto ON M5T 1G4

By Telephone

If you would like to speak to someone about your donation and pay by credit card over the phone, please call 416.979.6619.

Gift of Shares

To make a donation of securities to the AGO, simply instruct your financial institution or broker to transfer your gift of securities to the Art Gallery of Ontario. When you make a gift of stocks, bonds, futures, options, or shares in mutual funds, you pay no tax on the capital gains earned. This could provide significant tax savings. Moreover, a charitable tax receipt is issued for the fair market value of the securities on the date they are transferred to the AGO. Kindly contact donations@ago.ca for a copy of our Gift of Shares form.

Can I leave the AGO a gift in my will?

The AGO is especially grateful to those who consider making a legacy gift. By planning to leave a gift to the AGO in your will, it helps us plan for the future and grow responsibly. It also allows you to leave a lasting impact on the AGO and the community we are a part of. There are many ways to include the AGO in your will, such as gifts tied to your estate, bequests, a charitable remainder trust, and naming the AGO as a beneficiary of your retirement or life insurance plan. Choosing the right planned gift depends on your personal circumstances and financial goals. We ask that you consult with your financial advisor to determine the right option for you. Click here for more information about Legacy Gifts at the AGO.

 

 

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