How Chimp Works
Chimp is built on a simple idea — to empower people’s personal giving choices and to simplify the process. We believe giving should feel good. There are many different ways you can use Chimp. Curious about the entire Chimp ecosystem? Here’s an overview.
Chimp Accounts - At the core of Chimp is the Chimp Account: an online charitable account for individuals. When you deposit money into your account, you receive a tax receipt immediately. The funds can then be given away or simply saved to give another day. If you’re familiar with charitable lingo, your Chimp Account is like your own private foundation. Or you can think of it as a savings account for charity. Read more about Chimp Accounts.
Giving Groups - Giving Groups simplify fundraising for your favourite cause, and make giving social. Anyone can start a Giving Group to support any Canadian charity. Giving Groups can also give to other Giving Groups, or to a personal Chimp Account. Learn more about Giving Groups.
Ways to Give
TO A CHARITY - You can give to any registered charity in Canada with Chimp, and you can choose whether you wish to remain anonymous.
TO A GIVING GROUP - Support a group that’s raising funds for a good cause by contributing to their Giving Group. You can always choose to keep your gift amount anonymous.
TO A FRIEND’S CHIMP ACCOUNT - Give the gift of giving. Send a friend a gift of charitable dollars through Chimp, and let them decide the recipient. Your friend does not need to have a pre-existing Chimp Account; they’ll receive a personalized invitation to claim your gift, and can give it through Chimp to whatever cause they care most about.
FEES - Chimp charges the lowest transaction fee in the country — 1%. And signing up for a Chimp Account is free. Learn more about fees.
TRUST - Chimp is built on trust, and we take your confidence seriously. We practice accountability and build expert legal and sectoral guidance into everything we do.Learn more about why you can trust Chimp.
THE FOUNDATION - When you deposit money to your Chimp Account (or give to a Giving Group or charity directly through Chimp), you’ll immediately receive a tax receipt from the Chimp Foundation. The Foundation exists only to give money away, and is responsible for ensuring your dollars reach the recipient you choose. Learn more about Chimp Foundation, our board members and advisors.
Chimp for Charities
CHIMP CHARITY PAGES - Chimp lists every registered charity in the country. We display public data (from the Canada Revenue Agency) for each organization on our Charity Pages. This helps users research their giving options, and learn more about organizations working in their area of interest.
CHIMP CHARITY ACCOUNT - Charities will receive any gift a Chimp user makes to them through Chimp. They don’t have to sign up to receive this money. Charities can sign up for a free Chimp Charity Account to access extra benefits — such as the ability to customize the welcome information on their page, send thank you’s to donors, and view data from supporters who chose not to be anonymous. Learn more about Chimp for Charities.
Chimp for Companies - Chimp’s customizable and automated matching technology makes it simple for companies to empower employees, customers, and community members to give to what they care about. Companies can match contributions to personal Chimp Accounts, or they can match any gift to a charity or Giving Group they want to support. Learn more about Chimp for Companies.
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