EnvironmentFamily Foundations

East Coast Zoological Foundation receives $2.5 million gift from the Nelson Family

Plan will help build a world-class Aquarium and Conservation Center MELBOURNE, FL–East Coast Zoological Foundation (ECZF) announces a $2.5 million gift from Blain and Annette Nelson that will play a pivotal role in funding the Canaveral Locks exhibit at the future Aquarium and Conservation Center in Port Canaveral, Fla. The …

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Family FoundationsYouth Initiatives

Barrett Family Foundation of $30 Million to World Vision Largest Private Donation in 67-Year History

Donation brings successful Youth Ready Program to Africa and deepens its proven impact in Latin America; Donation supports program delivery to help African youth, who account for 60 percent of continent’s jobless One of the largest-ever philanthropic gifts to an international NGO in Canada TORONTO, ON–The Barrett Family Foundation invested $30 …

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Children's ProgramsFamily Foundations

Honey & Barry Sherman Legacy Foundation pays tribute to Dr. Paul Farmer

$1-million gift to support the health of women and children in Liberia TORONTO, ON–Partners In Health Canada is thrilled to announce a $1-million gift from The Honey & Barry Sherman Legacy Foundation in support of lifesaving women’s and child health programming in Liberia. The multi-year commitment builds on long-standing family …

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Family FoundationsHeathcare

Cator Family Donates $10 Million to Trillium Health Partners

Donation will advance patient care and innovation in the diagnostic imaging program and help build the future home of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital MISSISSAUGA, ON–Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) diagnostic imaging program is set to get a major boost in size, innovation and technological advancement due to a remarkable $10 …

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Family FoundationsHeathcare

The Slaight Family Foundation commits $26.5M to youth and mental health initiatives

Approximately 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario face a mental health challenge TORONTO, ON–The Slaight Family Foundation today announced it will donate $26.5 million to 19 organizations including national charities, Greater Toronto Area hospitals, and community service providers to support and expand services for youth suffering from mental …

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Family FoundationsHunger

$7.5 million gift from The Slaight Family Foundation targets food insecurity

5.8 million Canadians, including 1.4 million children, experience food insecurity; 1.99 million visits to food banks in Toronto with demand projected to surpass two million for visits by the end of 2022; After rent and utilities are paid, food bank clients have on average $8.01 left per person, per day, …

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Education ProgramsFamily FoundationsSustainability Programs

Weston Family Foundation’s Homegrown Innovation Challenge offers $33 million in funding

Positions Canada as a leader in the future of food TORONTO, ON–When it comes to food, we like to think of Canada as a land of plenty, but our growing season is short, so despite abundant fresh water and vast expanses of arable land, as much as 80 per cent …

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Family FoundationsHeathcare

Thistledown Foundation grants $26 million gift to Canada’s Children’s Hospitals

TORONTO, ON–Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF) together with Children’s Healthcare Canada (CHC) are thrilled to announce a $26 million investment from Thistledown Foundation to support Canada’s 13 acute care children’s hospitals across the country. This historic gift recognizes the immense impact of the pandemic on Canadian children, youth, and their …

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Corporate PhilanthropyFamily FoundationsFundraising Events

Turtle Project Season 2 brings Anne Marie D’Amico Foundation closer to its $1 million fundraising goal

Meridian to match donations dollar for dollar up to $25,000 until December 10th TORONTO, ON–Top Canadian talent and performances for The Anne Marie D’Amico Foundation’s “Turtle Project Season 2” at Meridian Hall was a tremendous success, bringing the Foundation one step closer towards their goal of raising $1 million in …

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Cultural & HistoryFamily Foundations

National Gallery of Canada mourns the loss of philanthropist Donald R. Sobey

OTTAWA, ON–The National Gallery of Canada mourns the loss of Donald R. Sobey, one of Canada’s greatest cultural philanthropists who loved championing the country’s best contemporary artists and advancing the appreciation of fine art more broadly. Sobey’s contribution to the National Gallery of Canada has been invaluable. He served as …

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