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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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Inequalities of COVID-19. Learn and act with us.

We are Toronto’s community foundation

building a city of informed and engaged philanthropists committed to accelerating meaningful change for all.

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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.

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.

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What’s New

Our latest news, stories, research, and insights.

Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

The Government of Canada is reopening the ECSF with a second round of funding. We especially encourage Indigenous-led and serving organizations and Black-led and serving organizations to apply. Learn more.


Five Fundholders Fighting for Racial Justice

These fundholders have been putting in the work, even before the pandemic, to advance racial justice. Read more.

Annual Report

In our latest Annual Report, we took stock of our collective progress towards equity during the 2019/20 fiscal year. Learn more.

9 Strategies for Maintaining Momentum on Your Racial & Social Justice Journey

Feeling burnt out as you fight for change? Hear from five BIPOC leaders about how to stay encouraged as we work toward racial and social justice. 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

Research Brief:
COVID-19 & Housing

Will new opportunity emerge from crisis? Learn more