How do I leave a residual gift in my will to SeedChange?

Leaving a residual gift allows you to assign to SeedChange a specific percentage of what is left of your property, once your estate has paid out all specific gifts and covered all expenses.

Giving as little as one per cent of your residual can make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of small-scale farmers around the globe.

Here is wording you can use to plan a residual gift:

“I give to SeedChange (Charitable Registration Number 11927-6129-RR-0001), currently located at 56 Sparks Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario, ______ (%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for its general charitable purposes.”

How do I leave a specific donation in my will to SeedChange?

A specific gift is just what it sounds like: a way for you to set aside a specific sum of money to be donated to SeedChange, where it will be used to support family farmers around the world.

Here is wording you can use to plan a specific gift:

“I give to SeedChange (Charitable Registration Number 11927-6129-RR-0001), currently located at 56 Sparks Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario, the sum of $ ____ to be used in support of its general charitable purposes.”

Do I have to update my will to reflect your name change?

The USC Foundation will soon change its name to the SeedChange Foundation. We retain the legal ability to receive legacy gifts written out to any of our prior names. 

You don’t need to make any changes if you have already included one of the following names in your will: “USC Canada”, the “Unitarian Service Committee of Canada”, “USC Foundation,” the “Unitarian Service Committee of Canada Foundation,” or the “Lotta Hitschmanova Legacy Fund”.

Thank you for your generous commitment!

Let us thank you

Listing a charitable bequest for SeedChange in your will is a confidential matter. We will not receive any notification from your lawyer. This means we can’t thank you for your thoughtful and generous decision!

If you let us know about your decision, we can give you more information about the impact of your gift and send you relevant communications related to the USC Foundation. You can notify us by phone or mail/email with our Confidential Legacy Gift Form.