Make a Bequest


Have you thought about how you can make a lasting impact on the protection of Ottawa’s special heritage places for future generations? Consider making a bequest to the only award-winning, charitable organization that has been championing the conservation of heritage buildings and landscapes for over 50 years.

The HERITAGE OTTAWA ENDOWMENT FUND was created in order to generate revenue that will support our charitable organization in perpetuity and allow donors the opportunity to create a more permanent legacy or tribute. 

The HERITAGE OTTAWA ENDOWMENT FUND is administered by the Ottawa Community Foundation, a charity for charities and leader in philanthropic support to strengthen the charitable sector in the National Capital Region.

The Fund allows you to leave a bequest in your will in several ways:

  • Give a gift of cash. It qualifies for maximum charitable benefit under federal law.
  • Give a gift of securities and eliminate capital gains tax
  • Give through your RRSP or RRIF by naming Heritage Ottawa as a beneficiary.
  • Donate a Life Insurance Policy by naming Heritage Ottawa as a beneficiary.

Your bequest will empower our volunteer driven organization with needed resources to carry on the work we do to protect Ottawa’s irreplaceable places for 50 more years, and beyond.

The Ottawa Community Foundation is available to discuss gift giving strategies that will maximize your tax benefit and meet your financial goals. CLICK HERE for more information.

Please contact Robert Westgarth at for more information. We also encourage you to let us know that you are considering a legacy gift by contacting us at

To make a donation, visit our DONATE page.