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Our latest news, stories, research, and insights.

Everyday Racism: Experiences of Discrimination in Toronto // Drawing on the comprehensive data on discrimination from the 2022 Toronto Social Capital Study, our research brief Everyday Racism: Experiences of discrimination in Toronto explores these findings and what they mean for Black and racialized residents and our city as a whole. Learn more

Wills: Dreaded conversation brings comfort// Talking about wills can feel morbid or bring on feelings of dread and anxiety. After all, wills are most commonly associated with death and worst-case scenarios. Learn More

Black Torontonians believe community can create change // As we celebrate Black History Month, learn what the 2022 Toronto Social Capital Study revealed about the unique strengths and challenges of Black Torontonians, then read about Black-led and serving organizations creating change this month and every month. Learn More

Family bonds fuel new fund: 1 of 26 new funds later in 2022 // “My mom was my best friend. Nothing can bring her back, but creating this family foundation ensures her passions and memory will live on forever.” After losing his mother in July 2022, Kevin rallied his family to co-create the Ricardo Mari Family Foundation. Learn more


Understanding Toronto’s Greatest Needs

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

The Toronto Social Capital Study 2022 is the most in-depth look at social capital in the city.
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The Trust Collective has been a three-year collaborative learning journey to advance gender equality, involving more than 50 women philanthropists and women-led and/or women-serving charitable organizations.
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The 2022-23 Good to Give Guide is your guide to the smaller and medium-sized high-impact organizations doing visionary work tackling our city’s inequities.
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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.