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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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Are you interested in maximizing  your philanthropic impact without the administrative hassle and cost of establishing a private foundation?  We offer a suite of options tailored to your needs – your charitable interests, your time horizon, and your degree of involvement.


Fundholders John (former board chair) and Jan MacIntyre.
  • Donor Advised Fund
    You direct annual grants to registered Canadian charities of your choice. Customize it with these additional options 


  • Our Vital Toronto Fund
    Your gift to our city-building endowment supports high-impact initiatives in Toronto


  • Field of Interest Fund
    You identify what issues you care about and we make effective grants on your behalf


  • Designated Fund
    You select the charities upfront and we designate your grants to them every year


  • Legacy Society Bequest Fund
    Any of the above Funds can be established as part of your estate plan


As a Toronto Foundation Fundholder you also gain access to resources to enhance your charitable giving like our Donor Relations Team, and the Toronto’s Vital Signs Report. 


Getting started is easy. Come in and meet with us today.

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