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Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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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.

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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.

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Stepping Up by Stepping Back: Traditional philanthropy needs a reset

Julia Howell, Toronto Foundation’s VP of Community Engagement, reflects on four promising new funds that are changing the way philanthropy does business. Read more.


Writing for women of colour

Fiona Raye Clarke is a writer and art director who joined Diaspora Dialogues to help turn her craft into a career. Diaspora Dialogues is one of the organizational members of the Trust Collective, a collaborative of 50 women philanthropists working to advance gender equality in Toronto.  Learn more.

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Good to Give Guide

Use this guide to learn about high-impact, donation-ready organizations that are addressing Toronto’s greatest inequalities right now. 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.