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How to Give

Through CIFAR, I have the opportunity to explore new ideas that couldn’t be researched anywhere else.

George Akerlof
Nobel Laureate in Economics and CIFAR Program Director

How to Give

Give a gift today, or plan one for tomorrow. Donors support CIFAR through annual donations, legacy giving, gifts of stocks and securities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of residual interest and Campaign for CIFAR.
  1. Annual Fund
  2. Build a legacy for advanced research
  3. Gifts of Stocks and Securities
  4. Charitable Remainder Trusts and Gifts of Residual Interest

Annual Fund


The CIFAR model is simple: it creates space for groups of brilliant thinkers to do their dream work at the intersection of disciplines.

Your gift to the Annual Fund will support advanced research talent at its best. It will continue to help us foster research excellence to Canada.

Support of the Annual Fund is truly a gift of knowledge creation.

Give now to the Annual Fund

Hundreds of companies in North America will match contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, contact your Human Resources Department.


Build a legacy for advanced research

Knowledge builds the future.

By leaving CIFAR a bequest in your will, you can help build a legacy for advanced research in Canada. You can designate your gift to the Annual Fund or any area of interest.

For more information, please contact Jessica Kamphorst, director of advancement, at 416-971-4888 or jkamphorst@cifar.ca

Gifts of Stocks and Securities

Support CIFAR through publicly traded stocks and securities.

You will receive a tax receipt for the fully appreciated value of a donation of publicly traded stocks or securities, and will not be subject to any capital gains tax.

For more information, please contact Jessica Kamphorst, Director of Advancement, at 416-971-4888 or jkamphorst@cifar.ca


Charitable Remainder Trusts and Gifts of Residual Interest

Arrange a trust for CIFAR using cash, bonds, securities, real estate or another tangible asset. You’ll be making a gift today but benefitting from the income for the rest of your life.

For more information, please contact Jessica Kamphorst, director of advancement, at 416-971-4888 or jkamphorst@cifar.ca

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