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But you don't just take.
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Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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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.

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Our latest news, stories, research, and insights.

The 2020/21 Good to Give Guide is out

Your guide to donation-ready organizations that are addressing Toronto’s greatest inequalities right now.
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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.

Vital Signs

A snapshot of the trends and issues affecting quality of life in Toronto. Learn more.

Good to Give Guide

Your guide to high-impact organizations working on the causes you care about. Learn more.

Social Impact Investing Report

What we’ve learned and where we’re headed. Learn more.