About CAN Fund
What is the Canadian Athletes Now Fund?
CAN Fund is a non-profit that raises direct funding for athletes across Canada. The Fund has raised over $14 million and is proud to have supported 80% of the athletes at the Games in Vancouver. CAN Fund has over 400 Alumni from coast to coast who proudly represented Canada at World Championship and Summer and Winter Games from Sydney to Vancouver. The majority of Canadian athletes rely on CAN Fund so they can afford what they need to compete. CAN Fund is the only organization in Canada that with each donation you find out the name of the athlete you have directly supported, and receive a tax receipt.
What exactly will my donation be used for?
Summer, Winter, Able-Bodied and Paralympic athletes apply to CAN Fund twice a year for direct financial support. The basic needs that athletes are relying on CAN Fund for are so they can afford better equipment, coaching costs, cover travel and training expenses, better nutrition and team fees.
Why should Canadians support CAN Fund?
For 10 years CAN Fund has been helping great talent become world class and is a leading catalyst in supporting Canadian athletes and their dreams. Your donation will support athletes training and competing to represent Canada on the world stage. Competing on a level playing field with the rest of the world takes a great financial commitment. With consistent financial support our athletes can continue to achieve excellence. CAN Fund connects Canadians from coast to coast to our athletes who inspire all of us to strive to accomplish more in our lives.
Is CAN Fund a registered charity?
Yes, CAN Fund is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA), recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency. Our Charity # is 856858642RR0003. Here is the link for our United Way campaign: http://www.canadianathletesnow.ca/current-events/united-way-campaign.html
How can I reach CAN Fund?
Will I get a tax receipt if I donate to CAN Fund?
Yes, we are pleased to issue a tax receipt for all donations over $25.
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If I donate money, will I find out the name of the athlete who receives it?
Yes. A unique feature of CAN Fund is that we are the only non-profit organization in Canada that with each donation you find out the name of the athlete you have directly supported and receive a tax receipt. Here are the current recipients. http://www.canadianathletesnow.ca/recipients/2011-summer-athlete-recipients.html