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Our Impact

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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The goal is to connect philanthropy to the greatest needs. In 2018-19 the Toronto Foundation community made grants to 828 charitable organizations, for a total value of $19M.


Grants are made in two key ways:

1. Fundholders grant their own funds to the organizations and issues they care about.  2. Toronto Foundation makes strategic grants to high-impact organizations in Toronto tackling inequities. 

But impact is about more than numbers.

Tangible and sustainable change is created when donors listen and learn more deeply and get involved:

To help inform granting decisions Between Fundholders, charities and communities Of lived experience that inspire learning and action.
To ground and provoke conversation about advancing equality For under-the-radar nonprofits doing high-impact work



Read our annual report for an overview of the impact of our collective impact in 2019.

For a full list of grants see Grants and Distributions Made section.