All gifts of cash or other instruments will be used by TGO for its charitable purpose. TGO by-laws and its charitable incorporation dictate that 80% of all funds raised must be used for program activities. Only 20% of all funds raised may be used for administrative or fundraising purposes.
Tax receipts will be issued upon receipt of the donation provided the donation is made in cash, cheque or by credit card. Gifts of merchandise or stocks will be receipted upon valuation by an appraiser or for the amount of the sale price of stocks. Only gifts of merchandise that can be used by TGO can be accepted unless those gifts of merchandise can be immediately liquidated for cash. Liquidated items will have a tax receipt issued for the sale price of those items.
The one acceptance to this rule is the donation of acceptable Ontario genotype seed. A tax receipt can be issued for the value of seed donated provided it can be used by TGO in its projects or sold to other organizations undertaking grassland projects. For more information on donating acceptable Ontario genotype seed, please see the page in this website for Seed Collection.
Services provided by an individual or company are not deemed to be gifts by Revenue Canada and are therefore ineligible for tax receipts.
These grants have been augmented by the generous contributions from individuals that have purchased memberships or though donations solicited in TGO's annual direct mail campaign.