Our 2023 Annual Report is 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.

Our 2023 Annual Report is out! // Reflecting on 2023 and the final year of our strategic plan, we’ve stayed true to our commitment to change ourselves, philanthropy and the world around us. Read the report for all the highlights.

Grassroots Groups Step Up to the Power of Us Challenge // From a kids Pride parade, to music therapy, to community BBQs, Torontonians are here for our city. To see what’s happening in your community and across Toronto, click here. 

This year's Good to Give Guide is different // Here's the reality check: 78% of charities are small. But they're the ones doing the heavy lifting in the sector. That's why this guide features some of the smallest groups we've ever funded and recommended. Read more.

The environment: There are always important conversations to be had // When it comes to climate change, some folks wonder what progress can be achieved in cities. So what happened when we gathered two formidable leaders and philanthropists for an intimate conversation in June 2024? Find out here.  

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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 2024-25 Good to Give Guide is different. It features some of the smallest organizations we’ve ever funded and recommended to fundholders. Small groups know their communities and draw neighbours together to imagine and build a better future. 

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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. While Indigenous communities in Toronto remain strong, vibrant, and resilient, they need support to address and overcome the impact of colonialism and systemic inequalities. Furthering Indigenous reconciliation and sovereignty are integral to achieving a more fair and just society where everyone can thrive.

We aim to be an ally and to fund local Indigenous organizations.