When you establish a Fund with the Toronto Community Foundation, you are becoming part of a philanthropic family of Torontonians who have seized this incredible cost-effective opportunity to help the city they love.
You can build anything you want.
Even a legacy.
We've helped hundreds of people create a lasting charitable legacy by establishing the equivalent of a private family foundation.
We Offer Simplicity
Focus on your granting while we manage the details.
Our expert administration, tax advantages, strong investment performance, and low fees make your Fund both a time- and cost-efficient solution.
We Offer Flexibility
Create and name a Fund that meets your needs.
Donor Advised Funds are the choice of most of our donors as they enable you to direct annual grants to the charitable organizations of your choice. We also offer other types of Funds to meet the goals of all donors.
We Offer Impact
We invest in research and knowledge about our community.
You have access to knowledge about the widest range of community needs and opportunities. Our annual research report, Toronto's Vital Signs® Report, is the starting point for identifying the issues and informing our priorities in developing solutions. Use it to help generate the most impact from your granting.
Now or Later?
The first thing to consider when establishing a Foundation with us is whether you would like to create it now - or later.
Start Your Foundation Now
By creating your Foundation with us now, you have the opportunity to make it the centre of your family's charitable efforts. For many families, it provides an opportunity to discuss giving with their children around causes that have touched their lives.
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For many caring Torontonians, the Toronto Community Foundation represents a way to continue to give beyond your lifespan. When you join our Legacy Society, your Foundation is established later through your estate at the time your Will is realized. This way, your Foundation continues your philanthropic efforts based on the guidelines you establish.
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"Since 1981, the Toronto Community Foundation has been an extraordinary resource for individuals and families who recognize that building an endowment fund for their philanthropy ensures a permanent legacy of giving to the community."
- Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President & CEO, Toronto Community Foundation