Ways to Donate

Ryan’s Well began with a six-year-old boy saving $70 to build a well by doing extra chores around home. From those humble beginnings, we’ve reached hundreds of thousands of people in our efforts to deliver safe water and empower people young and old to effect change in the world.

With your support, we can continue to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to people who need it most.

There are many ways to give:

Canadian residents who donate $10 or more are eligible to receive a tax receipt.

Donate Online

Choose to give an individual gift or in honour or memory of a loved-one. Donating online is fast, easy and secure. To help keep administrative costs to a minimum, online donations must be greater than or equal to $10.
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Donate by Mail or Phone

Please send your cheque or money order payable to Ryan’s Well Foundation to:
Ryan’s Well Foundation
P.O. Box 1120
Kemptville, ON
K0G 1J0

Please ensure your complete mailing address is included with your donation so we can send a charitable tax receipt as applicable. While we appreciate each contribution, we do not recommend sending cash by mail as it can be lost or go missing.

To donate by phone, please call 613-258-6832. We accept both VISA and MasterCard.
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Become a Monthly Donor

Monthly giving is the most convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to donate. It’s easy: one decision, one sign-up, one tax receipt.

Donate anything from $10 and up! Your gift works month after month to bring safe water to thousands who need it and help spread Ryan’s message that everyone can make a difference.

You can change your monthly giving plan at any time.

Become a monthly donor by:

      • Mailing your details and a copy of a VOID cheque to:
        P.O.Box 1120
        Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0
      • Calling us at 1.613.258.6832
      • Using our safe and easy online form!

Canadian residents will receive one annual charitable tax receipt at the end of each year.
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Legacy Giving

Legacy gifts, or “planned gifts”, can come in many forms – all of which offer unique tax advantages to the donor while creating benefits for the Ryan’s Well Foundation and the communities we serve for years to come. A donation that is planned for future fulfillment allows us to carefully manage our resources for long-term projects, building greater sustainability for our organization.

Legacy gifts may include:


Leaving a gift through your will is a simple and straightforward way to support the work of charities like the Ryan’s Well Foundation.

Please consider the following recommended language to use in your will:

I direct my Estate Trustees to pay to the Ryan’s Well Foundation (Charitable Number: 88858 7110 RR0001) a legacy of $________. It is my desire that the Ryan’s Well Foundation use these funds for [insert type of project]. If, at my death, the Ryan’s Well Foundation, in its absolute discretion, deems supporting such a program or area of work not to be feasible, it is my desire that my gift be directed to a program or area of work that most closely resembles my stated wishes.”
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Gifts of Life Insurance

Naming the Ryan’s Well Foundation as beneficiary of your life insurance policy or assigning your life insurance policy to the Ryan’s Well Foundation is an affordable way to make a significant contribution to the work we do. There is a number of tax planning possibilities available, depending on how the donation is structured.
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The taxation of gifts of publicly traded securities has recently changed. Accordingly, if you donate publicly traded securities to Ryan’s Well Foundation there is no capital gains tax on any appreciation of the securities.

The most effective way to donate securities to Ryan’s Well is to have the securities electronically transferred in-kind from your brokerage account to the Ryan’s Well account. Ryan’s Well Foundation will in turn issue a Canadian charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the gift.

To obtain our GIFT OF SECURITIES TRANSFER FORM please contact us or reach us by phone at 613-258-6832.
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These are just a sampling of the many ways to leave a legacy to the Ryan’s Well Foundation

If you are interested in making a legacy gift, please be sure to discuss your options with your lawyer or financial or estate planner. They will help ensure that your financial goals are considered, your tax situation is reviewed and your planned gift is tailored to your circumstances.
If you have already committed to a legacy gift to the Ryan’s Well Foundation, thank you for your generosity. Please let us know about it by contacting us. All information given will remain confidential.
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Start your own Fundraising Initiative

We are continually amazed by the initiates we see from people of all ages who have decided to get involved and raise funds and awareness in support of the Ryan’s Well Foundation. From communities, schools, faith-based organizations, corporations, individuals – your actions are not only helping to making a difference, but support education, team-building and compassion!

Use our website to learn more about how to start fundraising, see what others are doing and to share your own inspirational stories with us!

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Donate by Bank Transfer

For your convenience, you can also donate to the Ryan’s Well Foundation by bank transfer. Please contact us by email or by phone (613-258-6832) for more information.
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U.S. Donors Wanting a Tax Receipt

Donors from the United States are eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt for tax purposes when donating to the Ryan’s Well Foundation. The Tides Foundation is a duly registered public charity under sections 501(C)(3) and 509(A)(1) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and will accept donations for Ryan’s Well through their Global Support Fund.

For all donations of $250 or more, charitable tax receipts will be issued. For amounts less than $250, you can simply use your cancelled check as a receipt for income tax purposes. Please include your name, address and phone number on the check.

If you’re a U.S. resident looking to make a tax-deductible contribution in support of the Ryan’s Well Foundation, please make your check or money-order:

Payable to:
TIDES Foundation – Ryan’s Well Foundation

Mail to:
Tides Foundation
P.O. Box 29903
San Francisco, CA 94129

Those who wish to donate by credit card can do so by contacting: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/tidesfoundation

If you’re a U.S. resident but do not require a charitable tax receipt, donations can be made directly to the Ryan’s Well Foundation using our online form or through any of our various ways to give.
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Donate through your United Way Workplace Charitable Giving Program

United Way Canada makes it easy for people to give through their workplace charitable campaign. Simply indicate on your United Way donation form that you wish your gift to be directed to the Ryan’s Well Foundation. Our charitable registration number is 88858 7110 RR0001.

* Consider maximizing your charitable donation by contributing to the Ryan’s Well Foundation directly. On average, 80-85 cents of every dollar donated directly supports our charitable programs.
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Donate through your Employee Matching Gift Program

Help stretch your donation dollars by inquiring whether your employer offers a matching gift program. Nearly 50 per cent of the Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs – a convenient, easy and effective way to make a lasting difference.

Our charitable registration number is 88858 7110 RR0001.
Talk to your employer today!
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