This is an outstanding city.
Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
FUNDS GRANTED: BETTER TORONTO COALITION
The Better Toronto Coalition was started to do two things: share the stories of frontline organizations addressing the crisis and encourage direct financial support; create a central fund for donors that want to pool their giving. The following organizations have received grants from the Better Toronto Coalition Fund. QUICK […]
Better Toronto Coalition Hub
No one is untouched by the current circumstances, but the impacts of COVID-19 will not be shared equally. Some of our neighbours have seen their jobs disappear. Part-time and temporary workers may be facing the impossible question of whether to pay for food or rent. They may have to […]
COVID-19: Toronto Foundation’s Operations in the Weeks Ahead
Published Monday March 16, 2020 Starting Monday March 16 and for the foreseeable future, Toronto Foundation staff will be working remotely. We’ve made the decision carefully based on public health recommendations to create some social distance in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that this […]
Nearly $1 Million Granted to Fight Inequality in Toronto!
Hosted By: Marivel Taruc Weekend Anchor, CBC Toronto News Host, CBC’s Our Toronto Event Details: Thursday March 5, 2020 5:30pm-9:30pm Isabel Bader Theatre Thank you to the 200+ Torontonians who made the inaugural Deacon Legacy Grants an extraordinary night of generosity and collective legacy. Ten high-impact organizations addressing […]
First comes philanthropy, then comes marriage
In our ongoing series about love and philanthropy, we spoke with Lars Boggild and Samantha Luc, who launched the Hygge Fund during their time in the two-year Vision 2020 philanthropic learning program. After moving to Toronto from Halifax in 2014, it took Lars and Samie some time to find […]
How philanthropy brought this couple closer
As a foundation, we know a thing or two about love. Philanthropy, after all, means “love of humanity” when translated from its original Greek. So, throughout this season of love, we’re celebrating relationships that have been strengthened through philanthropy. First, we spoke with married couple Alicia Mathlin and Jarel Cockburn, […]
Spotlight on: Stella’s Place
Stella’s Place is a Toronto-based organization created to help young adults get the mental health supports they need. Located in the heart of the city’s Queen West neighbourhood, Stella’s offers a place for anyone aged 16-29 to receive support from peers with lived experience of mental health issues. “We […]
Welcome to our new Board members
Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our Board of Directors Jarel Cockburn and Salima Rawji. We are thrilled and honoured that Salima and Jarel will be sharing their expertise and leadership with us. Jarel Cockburn is the Vice President of Strategy at the Athlete Institute. He was […]
Announcing our first-ever Toronto’s Vital Signs grantees!
Congratulations to our 2020 Toronto’s Vital Signs Grants grantees! The Toronto’s Vital Signs Grants aim to surface and support high-impact organizations and their visionary leaders working to tackle the ten issue areas highlighted in the Toronto’s Vital Signs Report. The grant includes a one-time $10,000 unrestricted donation along with […]
Five Powerful Things We Learned in 2019
This year, you taught us so much. Here’s what we learned.