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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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DeRo Foundation


Established in 2014 by Dwayne De Rosario from Toronto FC, the DeRo Foundation supports local community initiatives, which use soccer as a platform to help youth in high priority neighbourhoods develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed.

The mission of the DeRo Foundation is to help youth achieve their maximum potential on and off the pitch by providing mentorship and developmental tools in the area of education, health and nutrition.

Dwayne’s journey as a professional soccer player and experience mentoring youth across North America through his DeRo United Soccer Academy has been the inspiration for the creation of the DeRo Foundation.


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.