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This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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Halsall Family Foundation


The Foundation was established in 2012 as a way for the Halsall Family to give back to the city they have called home for many years. Our aim is to support community initiatives that create opportunities for youth to realize their full potential as citizens.

Our experiences to date have led us to focus on a “venture philanthropy” approach to funding in which we target grassroots organizations and start-ups in challenged communities offering programs that promote youth leadership and training.


Since 2012, the Halsall Family Foundation has supported the following organizations:

This Fund’s granting purpose is subject to change at the request of the Donor Advisor.
To enable the Donor Advisor to properly recognize donors for their contributions, Toronto Foundation will share your contact information and donation amount with the Donor Advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.