Why Give Through Us



You’ve decided to become more strategic with your givingLeveraging the resources and know-how of our community foundation makes a lot of sense. 

We are Toronto’s community foundation. Created with the sole purpose of improving quality of life for people in this city now and foreverwe continue to do that by highlighting residents’ greatest needs, engaging donors and making grants. And we can help you build your philanthropic plan. 

Before going to the trouble of establishing your own private foundation or trying to make a financial institution’s product work for youread more about what our community foundation can offer. We’ll: 

  • handle all the set up, backend administration including tax receipting and CRA reporting - saving you time and money
  • maintain your privacy – if that’s your preference
  • provide the latest, focused research on the city’s inequalities
  • offer timely insights from community experts
  • facilitate easy and automated ways to grant regularly
  • welcome you to fundholder-exclusive annual learning events to keep you apprised of best practices to increase the impact of your giving

The Power of Endowments

Endowed funds provide sustained, long-term growth. The investment from these funds support grantmaking.

Endowment Growth split
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You can find more information about our fund types and the process of starting your fund in our Get Started section.

We acknowledge we are on the traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. While Indigenous communities in Toronto remain strong, vibrant, and resilient, they need support to address and overcome the impact of colonialism and systemic inequalities. Furthering Indigenous reconciliation and sovereignty are integral to achieving a more fair and just society where everyone can thrive.

We aim to be an ally and to fund local Indigenous organizations.