We provide grants to help high-impact community organizations go the farthest towards our shared vision of making Toronto the best place to live, work, learn and grow. We also leverage these relationships to form powerful connections with our donors, who care about the quality of life in our city.

Vital Toronto Fund

The Toronto Foundation supports local initiatives through grants from the Vital Toronto Fund, our strategic community endowment, established to secure the long-term vitality of our city.

Vital Ideas
Identifying and investing in Toronto's most high-impact organizations to stabilize, expand, or replicate programs with successful track records.
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Vital People
Assisting Toronto's exceptional community leaders in the not-for-profit sector and supporting their leadership growth through training and professional development.
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Vital Youth / Playing for Keeps
Investing in free, high-quality sports and recreation programs for youth across Toronto that enhance community connections and develop leadership skills.
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Donor Advised, Designated, and Field-of-Interest Grants

We also work with our extensive network of individuals, families, and corporations who have established funds with us to ensure they are making the greatest positive impact on our community's most pressing needs. This includes:

Helen McCrea Peacock Foundation
Supporting environmental organizations in Ontario whose work and initiatives have a positive impact on the environment, with a focus on remediation.
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Joubin/Selig Scholarship Fund
Provide financial assistance to post-secondary students in Ontario with permanent physical (mobility) disabilities who wish to pursue an education in their chosen field of study.
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More Information
Learn more about establishing an endowment for your organization ››