Did you know that life insurance can be an effective way to help FCMF/FCFM achieve our long-term goals?

Along with tax savings, the benefit of donating a life insurance policy includes the freedom to choose what type of policy and how much premium you pay. Your gift can’t be legally challenged because life insurance is considered separate from your other estate assets.

Donating a life insurance policy isn’t subject to taxes, probate costs or estate debts, and you can make a substantial contribution through relatively small monthly or yearly payments. At the same time, you’ll be rewarded for your donation through the charitable tax receipts you receive. The premiums on a $25,000 policy will cost far less than the payout amount over time, and when you include your tax credits, you end up paying even less overall for a very sizeable gift.

Here are three ways you can donate a life insurance policy to FCMF/FCFM:

  1. Take out a new policy in the name of the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals. You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the cash value of the policy and for any premiums you pay.
  2. Name the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals as the beneficiary of an existing policy. This is a good option if you already have a policy that your family no longer needs for financial stability. At the time of your death, FCMF will receive the policy proceeds and your estate will receive the tax benefits.
  3. Transfer ownership of an existing policy to the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals and receive a charitable tax receipt for the cash value of the policy. If you owe annual premiums on the policy, you’ll still pay them, but you’ll also receive tax receipts in the amount of your payments.


Please direct inquiries to FCMF Treasurer, Christopher Lane, at treasurer@fcmf.org 

Thank you for your support of Canada’s young musicians through FCMF!

All donations will be recognized on the FCMF website and in all our publications.

An official receipt for Income Tax purposes will be issued for all donations. BN: 118913946RR0001