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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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Call for Applications: Black and Indigenous Futures Fund

This funding is designed to support Black and Indigenous leaders, organizations, and grassroots groups advancing solutions for their communities for an equitable recovery from COVID-19. Learn more.

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Accepting applications for new Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

The new initiative supports organizations showing resourcefulness in solutions that enable people to connect and access public spaces while respecting public health measures.  Learn more.

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Stepping Up by Stepping Back: Traditional philanthropy needs a reset

Julia Howell, Toronto Foundation’s VP of Community Engagement, reflects on four promising new funds that are changing the way philanthropy does business. Read more.

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Job Posting: Accountant

Are you an experienced accounting administrator with a passion for the charitable sector? Are you a wiz with Excel and other accounting software? We’re seeking an accountant. Learn more.

Understanding Toronto’s Greatest Needs

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

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Vital Signs

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

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Good to Give Guide

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

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Social Impact Investing Report

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