Give to a charity, Giving Group, or Campaign from your Impact Account

You can send gifts from the balance of your Impact Account to registered Canadian charities. 

There are about 85,000 that are registered with the Canadian Revenue Agency, including: charitable organizations, public and private foundations, educational institutions, religious organizations, and qualified donees like municipalities, registered Canadian amateur athletic associations (RCAAAs), and arts and culture groups. You can also give to Giving Groups or Campaigns on Charitable Impact.

Learn how to:

Give to a charity

Give to a Giving Group or Campaign

Edit monthly gifts

Cancel monthly gifts

Good to know: 

Minimum and maximum gift amounts

Give to a charity

  1. Log in to your Impact Account.
  2. To find a charity to give to
    1. On web: Click the magnifying glass icon at the top of the page. On the mobile app: Select Give to a charity or Giving Group from your dashboard.
    2. Type the name of the charity you would like to give to in the search field. 
    3. Select the charity from the search results.
  3. Select a gift amount or enter a custom amount, then select Give on the charity page. 
  4. Select the frequency in which you would like to send the gift: 
    1. Once - send the gift once 
    2. Monthly - send the gift once a month, on the 1st or 15th of each month.  Note: Monthly gifts require you to create an Impact Account. You’ll be asked to create one in the next step.
  5. Select the information you would like to share with the charity. Note: the information shared defaults to the options you selected under Account settings and Information to share
  6. Optional: include a message with your gift. The charity will receive this message with your gift.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Enter your tax receipt recipient information.
  9. Enter your credit card information. Note: Charges to your card appear as “CHARITABLE IMPACT.” 
  10. Review your gift details, then click Send gift.

Give to a Giving Group or Campaign

  1. Log in to your Impact Account
  2. To find the Giving Group or Campaign to give to:
    1. On web: Click the magnifying glass icon at the top of the page. On the mobile app: Select Give to a charity or Giving Group from your dashboard.
    2. Type the name of the Giving Group or Campaign you would like to give to in the search field.
    3. Select the Giving Group or Campaign from the search results.
  3. If you’re giving to a Giving Group, you’ll need to join the group first in order to give to them. Select Join group.
  4. Select Give
  5. Select a gift amount or enter a custom amount.
  6. If the Giving Group or Campaign you're giving to has enabled monthly gifts, you can choose to give the gift once or monthly on the 1st or 15th of each month. Note: Monthly gifts require you to create an Impact Account. You'll be asked to create one in the next step.
  7. Select the information you would like to share with the Giving Group or Campaign. Note: the information shared defaults to the options you selected under Account settings and Information to share
  8. Optional: include a message with your gift to the Giving Group members and Giving Group admin, or Campaign admin.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. Enter your tax receipt recipient information.
  11. Enter your credit card information.
    Note: Charges to your card appear as "CHARITABLE IMPACT".
  12. Review your gift details, then click Send gift.

Note:

When sending a gift to a charity, your gift will be disbursed to them on the next scheduled disbursement date.

Manage monthly gifts

If you have chosen to send a gift to a charity, Giving Group, or Campaign each month, you can edit or cancel your monthly gift anytime.

Important Note:

It’s important to know that monthly gifts and monthly deposits are managed as separate transactions in your Impact Account.

If you set up a corresponding monthly deposit to cover your monthly gift, please be advised that cancelling your monthly gift does not automatically cancel the monthly deposit as well. Changes to the monthly deposit need to be made separately. Learn about how to manage your monthly deposit.

Edit a monthly gift

On the web: 

  1. Log in to your Impact Account. 
  2. Select Manage deposits and gifts and then the Schedule gifts tab. 
  3. Select Edit for the monthly gift you would like to change. 

On the mobile app: 

  1. Log in to your Impact Account. 
  2. Select Account.
  3. Under the section, Upcoming transactions, select the monthly gift you would like to change. 

Cancel a monthly gift

For gifts made with an Impact Account

On the web:

  1. Log in to your Impact Account. 
  2. Select Manage deposits and gifts and then the Schedule gifts tab.
  3. Find the monthly gift you would like to cancel, click the ellipses (...), and select Delete

On the mobile app: 

  1. Log in to your Impact Account. 
  2. Select Account
  3. Under the section, Upcoming transactions, select the monthly deposit you would like to cancel. 
  4. Select Delete
For gifts made without an Impact Account

If you set up a monthly gift without an Impact Account, you can cancel your monthly gift by finding and opening the email from hello@charitableimpact.com under the subject line “Thanks for setting up a monthly gift to...”. Select cancel your monthly gift at the bottom of the email.

Good to know

Minimum and maximum gift amounts per transaction

The minimum and maximum gift amounts you can give from your Impact Account are outlined below:

Gift Sent                                       Min. Gift                               Max. Gift
Per transaction
To Charity                                      $5                                          $1,000,000,000
To Giving Group/Campaign           $1                                          $1,000,000,000
To a Friend                                     $1                                         $1,000,000,000

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