Community organizations are stepping up.

They are rebuilding social networks across the city.

Torontonians needing support, who can’t find it elsewhere, often turn to smaller community organizations. More donations can be the difference between an organization’s ability to serve community needs or not.

Use your Social Capital. Use the Good to Give Guide.

Donations to smaller organizations go further.

66% of all charitable revenue goes to only 1% of charitable organizations.

If you’re a Toronto Foundation fundholder:

Diversify your donations to include one or more of the organizations profiled—and if possible, make a multi-year gift to boost their sustainability and flexibility through Donor Central.

Wondering about the benefits of being a fundholder? 

Learn how you can make a bigger impact with these vital and donation-ready organizations.

Contact Aneil Gokhale, director of philanthrophy at the Toronto Foundation today.

Rebuilding Social Connections and Changing Systems: Featured Organizations

Toronto Social Capital Grantees

We’re proud to share the five first-ever Toronto Social Capital Grantees. Their work focuses on boosting social capital and bringing people together directly. They participated in a unique granting process that left funding allocation up to the five organizations and each demonstrated how their work helps enhance the social capital of Torontonians.

Building Networks to Shake Up Systems

These organizations are engaging across sectors to find collaborative and systems-change solutions. Often working at the grassroots level, they are tackling pervasive and growing inequities and serving communities that have the lowest social capital in the city.


The Toronto Social Capital Study 2022

How well are we connected?

The Toronto Social Capital Study 2022 is the most in-depth look at social capital in the city. Released by Toronto Foundation and the Environics Institute, along with 15 partners, the report covers Torontonians’ wellbeing based on their social networks, social trust, civic engagement and neighbourhood support. 

300,000 Torontonians say they have no one.

Results show who's disconnected and why that matters to city's health.


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.