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This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
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Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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We are Toronto’s community foundation

building a city of informed and engaged philanthropists committed to accelerating meaningful change for all.

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What’s a community foundation?

We exist to improve quality of life for people in a specific geographic area — highlighting needs, engaging donors and making grants. Philanthropists come to Toronto Foundation to simplify and enhance their charitable giving.

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. Read about our work with Indigenous organizations. Read about our work with Indigenous organizations.

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What’s New

Our latest news, stories, research, and insights.

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New Pandemic Giving Guide

We heard from over 300 sector leaders to glean their insights and here’s what we heard: giving perspectives and actions need to quickly change. In this brand new guide, we’ve highlighted nine tips for you to keep top of mind as you think about how you will grant your ATG during the ongoing pandemic. Learn more.

We’re looking for a Director, Community Impact

Are you a creative producer, changemaker and bridge builder? Does your leadership journey in philanthropy cross issues, functions, sectors and communities? If you are a big picture thinker with a solid track record of getting results this role could be for you. Learn more.

Flooding is an equity issue

Unflood Ontario aims to reduce flooding by raising awareness about the benefits of natural infrastructure and build networks that allow residents to transform individual changes into regional change. Learn more.

How Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto help Indigenous families during the pandemic

Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto offer primary reproductive and pregnancy care to families in Toronto with a focus on Indigenous families. Read more.

Understanding Toronto’s Greatest Needs

Research, insights, and recommendations to connect your philanthropy to the causes you care about.

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Vital Signs

A snapshot of the trends and issues affecting quality of life in Toronto. Learn more.

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Good to Give Guide

Your guide to high-impact organizations working on the causes you care about. Learn more.

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Social Impact Investing Report

What we’ve learned and where we’re headed. Learn more.