2023 Toronto's Vital Signs Report out now.

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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.

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WHAT's NEW

Our latest news, stories, research, and insights.

Black History and Futures Month // We’re sharing 30 B3 (Black-led, focused and serving) organizations you should know about and support. These organizations are doing vital work in the community and paving the way to a brighter future. See the full list.

Join us: Youth issue briefing // Youth were hit hard by COVID. And the truth is: They haven't recovered. But there is hope and a clear ask of all of us—especially employers. Join us to learn how small actions can brighten prospects for Toronto youth. Register now. 

From high notes to high impact: A new advisor's niche // Opera singer turned financial advisor gives to the arts and inspires clients to find their philanthropic passions. Read Adam's full story.

Help spread civic optimism // We’re encouraging individuals and organizations to take one action over the next 150 days to help restore our collective wellbeing. Add your commitment to civic engagement our map and let’s see how the #PowerOfUs can change our city. Add to the map.

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Understanding Toronto’s Greatest Needs

Research, insights, and recommendations to connect your philanthropy to the causes you care about.

The 2023 Report details social isolation and economic stress, as well as declines in mental health and civic engagement. But raising alarm bells is not enough. This year we're focusing on the problem that underlies them all—restoring the connection between us and our city.

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The Toronto Social Capital Study 2022 is the most in-depth look at social capital in the city. 300,000 Torontonians say they have no one. Results show who's disconnected and why that matters to city's health.

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The 2023-24 Good to Give Guide is your guide to community organizations that are stepping up to help Torontonians needing support, who can’t find it elsewhere. More donations can be the difference between an organization’s ability to serve community needs or not.

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THE CONNECTION E-NEWSLETTER

Read the latest news, stories and insights on the city's needs and opportunities; organizations working on solutions; and how to get involved with your philanthropy.