How to Donate

We offer many ways for Fundholders, family, or their friends and colleagues to contribute to their Fund.
You can donate to a specific Fund using our secure online donation system at
* Please contact a member of the Donor Relations team if you would like your Fund to be listed on the online donation page. We can create a personalized webpage so your friends and family have an easy and secure way to contribute to your Fund.





Credit Card
You may give with your credit card through our secure online donation system here, or over the phone at 416-921-2035.





Gifts of cash (cheques, money orders, etc.) can be made to the Toronto Foundation and sent to:

Toronto Foundation
Attention: Donor Relations
33 Bloor Street East, Suite 1603
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3H1

Please include your Fund’s name on the memo line.

We also accept treasury bills and GICs. If you wish to liquidate an asset to make a cash gift, consider donating the asset rather than the cash - there may be some tax advantages to doing so.





Publicly Traded Securities
There is no capital gains tax on gifts of publicly-traded securities to public charities and foundations like us, which makes this already popular type of gift even more advantageous. The completion of a simple form is all it takes to make an electronic gift of securities to a Fund at the Foundation.

Click here for the form for securities traded in Canadian dollars.

Click here for the form for securities traded in U.S. dollars.

If you have the physical share certificate, please contact Aneil Gokhale at Toronto Foundation


Gifts in Your Will
A well prepared, up-to-date Will is important so that you can make your final wishes known. A charitable bequest in your Will can provide a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your Estate, or a gift of the residue, which consists of whatever remains in your Estate after gifts to your loved ones and all expenses have been paid. Here is some sample wording for a general gift to Toronto Foundation:
“I give Toronto Foundation (Charitable Number: 13649 1875 RR0001) the sum of $ __________ or __________% or the residue of my estate.”
For information about establishing a Donor Advised Fund through your Will, making a gift in your Will to an existing Donor Advised Fund, or if you have any additional questions, please contact us.
*Disclaimer – This sample bequest language is provided as a resource only and Toronto Foundation is not providing legal advice. To ensure that your will, or any codicil to it, is valid and takes full advantage of current laws, please consult your lawyer or notary.

You may donate all, or a portion of your Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) or your Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs). Tax receipts are provided for the amount donated. Certain government rules may apply. Please contact us to discuss this type of gift.





Did you know?
In lieu of gifts for a birthday, anniversary, or any other occasion, many of our Fundholders ask their friends and family to make a gift to their Fund instead.

You can also turn your vehicle into a donation to support Toronto Foundation. Working on our behalf, Donate a Car Canada will accept your vehicle for donation -- running, or not! Old or new! Learn more >>
If you have any questions concerning donating practises please contact:
  • Anne Brayley, Vice President, Philanthropic Services
    Phone: 416-921-2035 ext. 232
  • Sarah Chiddy, Donor Relations Manager
    Phone: 416-921-2035 ext. 220
Or contact us by email by clicking here.