SPL offers vibrant and welcoming community spaces that provide diverse collections, programs and services that promote lifelong learning and inclusivity. By giving a gift to SPL, you’re making a lasting, positive impact on your community by helping make possible innovative programs, cutting-edge technology and a robust collection of materials. Click the headings below for more information on the many ways to give to SPL. If you would like to donate now, please fill out the form on this page.
Ways to Give
You can contribute an amount that works best for your budget and start, change, or cancel your gift at anytime. Our monthly donation program offers a convenient and affordable way to support the Saskatoon Public Library. Monthly donations of any size provide a consistent and reliable stream of funding that is essential to the success of the library. Monthly gifts are convenient for you as a donor, while making a significant impact on the public library. You can set-up monthly giving simply by filling out the form on the right side of this page
Donating to Saskatoon Public Library is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a friend, family member, mentor or colleague. Your gift will help support programs and services that help enhance the lives of all in Saskatoon.
Donate to recognize or celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, weddings, retirements or other milestones, or to thank someone special. To give a tribute gift, please fill out the form to the right and choose the “In honour of” option under the “Dedication Information” section.
Saskatoon Public Library gratefully accepts gifts in honour of a loved one. If you would like to designate the Library as a charity of choice in honour of a loved one, please contact us. To give a memorial gift online, please fill out the form to the right and choose the “In memory of” option under the “Dedication Information” section.
Choosing to leave a gift to Saskatoon Public Library in your will provides you an opportunity to make a lasting contribution to your community. It also allows you to create a deeply meaningful legacy to be shared by the people of Saskatoon for generations to come. We recommend speaking with your financial advisor or lawyer to start preparing your will, or to add a gift in your existing will to the Saskatoon Public Library. You will need to provide the following information:
Saskatoon Public Library
311 23rd St E
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6
Charitable registration number: 119415123RR0001
Gift in a Will
By far the most common form of legacy gifts, you can name Saskatoon Public Library as a beneficiary in your will. With prior planning, your will can both provide for your loved ones and help the library prosper.
Options for a gift in a will (bequest) include leaving a particular sum of money, a specific asset such as property, or a certain percentage of your estate.
Please view/download this document for more information and clarity on will language to use when leaving a gift.
Gift of Life Insurance
People usually buy life insurance to protect their loved ones and sometimes this is no longer required. If you wish to help enhance library programs and services, Saskatoon Public Library may be named as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy.
To gift life insurance, your options include:
- Naming Saskatoon Public Library as beneficiary. This enables benefits to be paid directly to the library. This is the simplest form of donating a policy. Giving this way entitles your estate to a charitable donation receipt, avoids probate taxes, and minimizes the risk of creditor claims against the estate.
- Donating an existing life insurance policy. This involves designating Saskatoon Public Library as the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy that you no longer need. You will receive a charitable receipt for the policy’s cash surrender value. If further payments are required, you will receive a charitable donation receipt for the payments you make after the Library becomes the owner and beneficiary.
- Donating a new policy. You may also donate a new policy that has Saskatoon Public Library as the owner and beneficiary. If you choose this option, you will receive a charitable donation receipt for the full amount of all premiums paid.
We recommend you discuss the life insurance options with your family and your professional advisors.
Depending on your holdings, it is possible to donate property, buildings, land or a residence that you own.
Your options for gifts of real estate are:
- Making an outright or immediate donation
- Providing a gift in a will
- Selling the real estate, then donating the proceeds
Is Saskatoon Public Library already in your will, trust or other estate plans? Thank you! Please share your giving intentions with us, as it helps us plan for the future. Contact the Manager, Community Giving (306.975.3494). Your gift may remain anonymous, if you like.
Your estate is entitled to a charitable donation receipt when you name Saskatoon Public Library as the direct beneficiary of a RRSP, RRIF or TFSA. This option avoids probate taxes and minimizes the risk of creditor claims against the estate. Setting up such a donation is as simple as asking your financial advisor or financial institution to change the beneficiary to Saskatoon Public Library.
Donating publicly traded securities allows you to support the library while eliminating the capital gains tax on appreciated stocks. We recommend consulting your financial or tax advisor to help you make the best choice for your particular situation.
For assistance with making a gift, please contact:
Manager, Community Giving