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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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Zahra and Salimah Ebrahim Family Foundation



Zahra and Salimah set up their fund as part of the Vision 2020 initiative of the Toronto Foundation.

What’s the Vision 2020 Initiative?

More than 90 of Toronto’s Millennial and Gen X philanthropists are bucking stereotypes about their generations and collectively pledging their own wealth to build the city’s urban resilience. Through the Toronto Neighbourhood Resilience Project, these young philanthropists will work hand-in-hand with the City of Toronto, Toronto Foundation, community leaders and residents from across the city to invest in projects that will strengthen the city’s social fabric.

To learn more you can read the latest from the Toronto Star.

What does our fund do?

Our fund looks to invest in the underrepresented, underestimated and diverse brilliant thinkers and do-ers who are building social infrastructure in their neighbourhoods and communities. We believe that there are problems that need to be solved, and opportunities that are worth exploring that will be surfaced by these unheard voices and local changemakers.


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.