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A COMMUNITY OF 995+ FUNDHOLDERS

Toronto Foundation is a community of philanthropistsWhile everyone has different experiences, passions, and goals, we all call Toronto home and desire to maximize the impact of our personal philanthropy to create a city where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive.  Read some of the inspiring stories about what drives our fundholders’ philanthropy: 

Meet some of our fundholders

Small Gifts, Big Impact

Toronto Foundation bequest donors Beverley Burke, Emma Lewzey and Lars Boggild discuss the powerful impact they've seen firsthand with gifts of all sizes – and how Toronto Foundation can help people at all stages of life to include a bequest agreement in their long-term planning. Read More

Family Bonds Fuel New Fund

Family meant everything to Filomena “Mena” Ricardo Mari. At sixteen, it’s what compelled her to leave home in the Azores. Here, she raised her own family. But she was always thinking about those in need beyond her immediate family, particularly children. Read More

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. Meet Niya Bajaj, Alex Morris, Vincenza Sera and Michelle Savoy, Toronto Foundation fundholders and Giving Circle innovators. Read More

LIST OF ALL FUNDS

As of December 31, 2023

For more information, contact:

Nicole Nunes

Fundholder Engagement Officer

416-921-2035 ext. 218

nnunes@torontofoundation.ca

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