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This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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Our latest news, stories, research, and insights.

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.


Join us Dec. 10 to hear about advocates making monumental progress

Hear from four relentless advocates who have been using their voices to make incremental and monumental progress on some of the biggest challenges facing our society. Register today.

The 2020/21 Good to Give Guide is out

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

We’re requesting proposals for DEI support

Toronto Foundation is in need of services to help us embark on a comprehensive assessment and visioning of our internal diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies and procedures. Learn 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.