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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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New COVID research & insights for an equitable recovery.

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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Take our 10-min Toronto Nonprofit Survey

Calling Toronto-based nonprofits and charities! We want to hear how you’ve dealt with COVID and what you need for future success. We also want to know if you’ve had to close. Complete a 10-min survey to have your invaluable insights in our upcoming Vital Signs Report. Take the survey.

Indigenous Torontonians don’t want equity, they want self-determination

“Equity is also central to understanding the impacts of COVID-19,” says executive director of TASSC, Lindsay (Swooping Hawk) Kretschmer. “An equity approach assumes we are seeking the same rights and have the same challenges as other minority groups.” Read more.

Recognizing intersectionality: 2-Spirited People and Indigenous Toronto

We need to educate ourselves on the layers of privilege we hold and to understand the gaps in providing for the essential needs of Indigenous and 2-Spirited individuals in this city. Learn more.

Welcome to our new board members!

Join us in welcoming Ava-Dayna Sefa and Eugenia Duodu-Addy to our Board of Directors. We are excited about the expertise, leadership and insights they bring to Toronto Foundation. Learn 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.