We are Toronto’s community foundation
building a city of informed and engaged philanthropists committed to accelerating meaningful change for all.
What’s a community foundation?
We exist to improve quality of life for people in a specific geographic area — highlighting needs, engaging donors and making grants. Philanthropists come to Toronto Foundation to simplify and enhance their charitable giving.
We acknowledge we are on the traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Read about our work with Indigenous organizations. Read about our work with Indigenous organizations.
The 2020/21 Good to Give Guide is out
Your guide to donation-ready organizations that are addressing Toronto’s greatest inequalities right now.
New Vital Signs report on COVID-19’s compounding impacts
The report measures the severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its knock-on effects on Toronto over the first seven months. Read more.
Support Black- and Indigenous-led and serving organizations
Listening is vital in order to make real change. For philanthropists, that means understanding how to respond with donations urgently and sustaining that in the long-run. Read more.
Indigenous Torontonians don’t want equity, they want self-determination
“An equity approach assumes we’re seeking the same rights and have the same challenges as other minority groups,” says Lindsay Kretschmer of Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC). Read more.
Understanding Toronto’s Greatest Needs
Research, insights, and recommendations to connect your philanthropy to the causes you care about.