Gifts in Kind

Gifts-in-kind are gifts of property other than cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. They may include gifts of supplies, equipment, books or artwork.

Gifts-in-kind are gifts of property other than cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. They may include gifts of supplies, equipment, books or artwork.

Please note that gifts-in-kind are accepted at the discretion of the University of Ottawa, depending upon whether the gift contributes to the mission of the University.

In order to determine the appropriateness of the gift, the Development Office may consult with the relevant faculty, service or section. Ultimately the final decision regarding whether or not to accept a gift-in-kind resides with the Administrative Committee of the University. For gifts of art, the final decision resides with the Advisory Committee on the Acquisition of Works of Art (ACWA).

If your gift is accepted, you will receive a tax-creditable receipt for its fair market value, determined through an appraisal process.

Gifts of $1,000 or less

If the gift has a value of $1,000 or less, the Canada Revenue Agency will accept a valuation done by a staff member of the University, providing that he or she is knowledgeable in the field and is qualified to appraise the object at its fair market value.

Gifts greater than $1,000

For gifts-in-kind greater than $1,000, the donor must provide a recognized independent appraiser to perform the valuation. Upon receipt of the valuation, the University will secure the services of a second independent appraiser to assess the value.

For more information, read our Gifts-in-kind Policy.

If you are considering making a gift-in-kind, please contact heritage@uOttawa.ca.

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