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Our Work in Toronto

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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Vital Toronto Fund

The Vital Toronto Fund is our community Fund, grown with the generosity of caring Torontonians to support the long-term vitality of our city. The Fund enables our city-building work: strategic granting, thought leadership, and convening to strengthen quality of life. 

Credit: Malvern Family Resource Centre
Credit: Malvern Family Resource Centre


These generous individuals, families, and organizations have established named Vital Toronto Funds to support the Foundation’s city-building work in perpetuity:

ACE Bakery Ltd.
Al G. and Shirley Brown Fund
Arsenault Fund
Tony and Anne Arrell Fund
Ada W. Slaight Fund
Anne Swarbrick Toronto Fund
Bill and Janet Young Fund
Bill and Sandy Fund
Birchall Family Foundation
BMO Financial Group Toronto Fund
Brent & Lynn Belzberg Fund
Calamor Fund
Carol Oliver Fund
Carol Turner Foundation
Dominion of Canada General Insurance
Dr. John Carey Fund
Duboc Family Foundation
Evans Family Fund
Halsall Family Foundation
Honey Family Foundation
Isobel B. Jaffrey Heritage Fund
Joan and Roy Frankel Charity Fund
John Honderich Fund
Keith, Tanja and Kiera Thomson Fund
Kevin Burke Family Foundation
Lay Family Foundation
Love Family Fund
Martin Connell Fund
Mary Rowell Jackman Fund
Michael and Honor de Pencier Fund
Miller Thomson Fund
Ouellette Family Foundation
Pita Break Fund
Rahul K. Bhardwaj Fund
Richard and Donna Ivey Fund
Sue Corlett Fund
Susan Crocker and John Hunkin Fund
Taylor Family Fund
The Hon. Hilary M. Weston Fund
Townsend Family Foundation
Waters Family Fund
Anonymous (3)


Want to establish your own named Vital Toronto Fund? Learn how here.

You can also make a one-time donation to the Vital Toronto Fund here.