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In Conversation With: Bob Goldberger

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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In Conversation With: Bob Goldberger

A chorus of support The arts are very important to me. As a kid and throughout high school, it was all music, all the time. You wouldn’t find me on any sports field, but I played piano and flute, and sang in jazz, chamber, and concert choirs. I can’t imagine […]

In Conversation With: Toyo Ajibolade

Girls with Hustle and Heart Vive les bleus! During the World Cup in Toronto, you can always find a bar filled with fans far from home, wherever that may be. There’s hardly a neighbourhood that escaped the honking of horns and shouts of excitement. Despite the number of teams any […]

Announcing: Vital Youth Grantees 2018

VITAL YOUTH 2018-19 Vital Youth supports charitable organizations in the city of Toronto that are working to increase access to high quality recreation activities for youth aged 12-18 years. Funding of up to $15,000 has been awarded to programs that meet the Vital Youth priorities with year-long grant activities that […]

Leave a Legacy Series

  Organized by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), Leave a Legacy is a free information series educating individuals about the benefits of estate planning, how it works, and what’s involved in leaving a legacy gift to charity. Join Sharon Avery, Toronto Foundation CEO at a session titled Estate Planning for […]

Vital Ideas & Leadership Grantees 2018

  Vital Ideas & Leadership supports high-impact initiatives in Toronto with a proven track record of success to achieve deeper impact and build capacity within the not-for-profit sector. These one-time strategic grants support organizations addressing quality of life issues in our city, as highlighted in Toronto’s Vital Signs Report and […]

A New Holiday Tradition

It’s not yet December 21st, but it certainly feels like winter is here. I don’t think I’m alone in wanting to stay inside with my loved ones. And that’s a luxury that I’m grateful to have. Families have all kinds of traditions this time of year – skating at Nathan Phillips […]

Holiday hand up: on Giving Tuesday, Torontonians can have big impact on small, local charities

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2017 /CNW/ – This Giving Tuesday, Torontonians can give a hand up to struggling families in their communities by giving to the local charities in Toronto Foundation’s Good to Give Guide.  The Guide is a catalogue of small Toronto charities doing life-changing work to support the city’s most vulnerable people, making it […]

Welcome to Bill MacKinnon as new Board Chair

  After a period of reflection, Richard Peddie has resigned from the board and his role as Chair of Toronto Foundation. Richard is pursuing his individual city-building work, particularly in the run-up to municipal elections next year. We thank him for his many contributions, especially for his leadership in the creation […]

In Conversation With: Eugenia Duodu

To chemistry & beyond! Tapping into creativity and community through STEM Do you remember going to your first science fair? Have you made a volcano or bottle rocket with baking soda and vinegar? I wonder how many of us were inspired enough by those classic experiments to continue in Science, Technology, Engineering […]

Town & Country Event Highlights

Big city issues make up the headlines we see every morning. But there are many more communities that deserve our attention. More than boats and ski slopes, central Ontario has a rich, fragile environment and complex social and economic issues.   On August 25th nearly 40 friends and Fundholders gathered […]