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


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.



Our latest news, stories, research, and insights.

7 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT LEAVING A BEQUEST // People share similar concerns when it comes to leaving a gift to charity in their will. Nicola Hives, director of growth strategy, breaks them down for you in this article. Read More

WHAT’S DRIVING NEW FUND SIGN UP IN 2022 // Trending so far: New fundholders are opting for our full range of offerings to broaden their impact—some choosing multiple funds to get started. When it comes to issues, new fundholders are bringing a passion for social innovation, education, the arts, Indigeneity, as well as animal rights and welfare.  Read More

COLLABORATIVE PHILANTHROPY: FIVE WAYS TO GROW YOUR GIVING // Many people wish they could do more to help but often don’t know how. When donors come together to give to a shared fund, it's known as a giving circle or collaborative philanthropy. Members share a common goal of increasing their impact on the issues they care about while engaging with like-minded philanthropists at the same time. Read More

2021 ANNUAL REPORT // Last year we advocated more boldly, leaned deeper into trust-based philanthropy and put more of our assets to use for good – all while philanthropy was under the microscope. Read More


Understanding Toronto’s Greatest Needs

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

A snapshot of the trends and issues affecting quality of life in Toronto.
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Your guide to high-impact organizations working on the causes you care about.
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A reflection on our social impact investing between June 2020 – June 2021
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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.