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 from your Impact Account

Give without an Impact Account

Edit monthly gifts

Cancel monthly gifts

Good to know: 

Minimum and maximum gift amounts

Give from your Impact Account

On the web:

  1. Log in to your Impact Account. 
  2. On your dashboard, select Create gift.
  3. Type the name of the charity, Giving Group, or Campaign you would like to give to in the search field. Please note that Campaigns are categorized with Giving Groups.
  4. Select the charity, Giving Group, or Campaign from the search results.
  5. Click Give. Note: if you’re giving to a Giving Group, you will need to join the group first. 
  6. Enter the gift amount.
  7. If you have multiple accounts, select the account you'd like to use from the Give from menu.
  8. 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: some Giving Groups and Campaigns do not accept monthly gifts.  
  9. Select the information you would like to share with the charity, Giving Group, or Campaign. Note: the information shared is defaulted to the options you selected under Account settings and Information to share
  10. Optional: dedicate the gift. This will appear in your Account details. 
  11. Optional: include a message with your gift.
  12. Optional: include a note to yourself about the gift. 
  13. Click Continue.
  14. Review your gift details, then click Send gift.

On the mobile app:

  1. Log in to your Impact Account. 
  2. On the Home screen, select Create gift.
  3. Select Create a gift for a charity or Giving Group.
  4. Type the name of the charity, Giving Group or Campaign you would like to give to in the search bar. Note: Campaigns are categorized with Giving Groups.
  5. Select the charity, Giving Group, or Campaign from the search results.
  6. Select Give. Note: if you’re giving to a Giving Group, you will need to join the group first. 
  7. Enter the gift amount.
  8. Select your Impact Account from the Give from menu. 
  9. 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: some Giving Groups and Campaigns do not accept monthly gifts.   
  10. Select the information you would like to share with the charity, Giving Group, or Campaign. Note: the information shared is defaulted to the options you selected under Account settings and Information to share
  11. Optional: dedicate the gift. This will appear in your Account details. 
  12. Optional: include a message with your gift.
  13. Optional: include a note to yourself about the gift. 
  14. Select Continue.
  15. Review your gift details, then select 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.

Edit a monthly gift

On 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 mobile: 

  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

On 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 mobile: 

  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

Give without an Impact Account

Giving is easier with an Impact Account, but if you’d like, you can give without one. 

Give to a charity

  1. To find the charity to give to: 
    1. Click the magnifying glass icon at the top of the page. 
    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.
  2. Select Give on the charity page. 
  3. Enter the gift amount. 
  4. Optional: include a message to the charity with your gift. 
  5. Select the information you would like to share with the charity. 
  6. Enter your tax receipt recipient information.
  7. Enter your credit card information. Note: Charges to your card appear as “CHARITABLE IMPACT.” 
  8. Enter your email address to receive your tax receipt. 
  9. Click Continue.

Give to a Giving Group or Campaign

  1. To find the Giving Group or Campaign to give to: 
    1. Click the magnifying glass icon at the top of the page. 
    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.
  2. Select Give on the Giving Group or Campaign page.
  3. Enter the gift amount. 
  4. If the Giving Group or Campaign you’re giving to has enabled monthly gifts, you can choose to give the gift once or give monthly on the 1st or 15th of each month. 
  5. Optional: include a message with your gift to the Giving Group members and Giving Group admin, or Campaign admin. 
  6. Enter your tax receipt recipient information.
  7. Enter your credit card information. Note: Charges to your card appear as “CHARITABLE IMPACT.” 
  8. Select the information you would like to share with the Giving Group or Campaign. 
  9. Enter your email address to receive your tax receipt. 
  10. Click Continue

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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