Major Gift News

Bader Philanthropies

Gift:

$54,000,000

Recipient:

Queens University

City:

Kingston

Province:

Ontario

The Bader Philanthropies will give roughly $54 million to revitalize the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre. The gift will help build a new museum to house the Bader Collection, the graduate program in Art Conservation, and both graduate and undergraduate programs of Art History. This is the largest donation the University has ever received.

July 2020

Rogers Foundation

Gift:

$20,000,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s increased need due to COVID-19. This is part of a $60 million commitment to various organizations around Canada in response to COVID-19. This is the largest gift that Food Banks Canada has ever received.

July 2020

Rogers Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Salvation Army

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s food banks and shelters across the country. This is part of a $60 million commitment to various organizations around Canada in response to COVID-19. This is the largest private donation that Salvation Army has ever received.

July 2020

Cowan Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Conestoga College

City:

Kitchener

Province:

Ontario

To support the college’s $10 million initiative to address the urgent need for additional health care professionals including personal support workers at the frontline of care.

July 2020

Rogers Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Children's Aid Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To expand emergency COVID-19 assistance to children, youth and families involved with the child welfare system who are impacted by the pandemic. This is part of a $60 million commitment to various organizations around Canada in response to COVID-19.

July 2020

BMO

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

BMO Financial Group and the Hewitt Foundation are partnering with a total contribution of $5 million for an unprecedented Canadian project to maintain social pediatric services in Northern Quebec Indigenous communities.

July 2020

Hewitt Foundation

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

BMO Financial Group and the Hewitt Foundation are partnering with a total contribution of $5 million for an unprecedented Canadian project to maintain social pediatric services in Northern Quebec Indigenous communities.

July 2020

Estate of Ron Durnin

Gift:

$1,700,000

Recipient:

Canadian Cancer Society

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

The gift will support the organization’s areas of greatest need. Before he passed away in 2017, Ron Durnin said he hoped the gift would inspire others to give. Ron Durnin’s late wife, Frances, wife died of cancer in 2011.

July 2020

Bell Let's Talk

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Canadian Mental Health Association

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To expand mental health supports available remotely for Canadians with the introduction of the CMHA’s BounceBack program across the country.

July 2020

BMO

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Toronto, Chicago and New York

Province:

International / National

To support social and racial justice and inclusion in Canada and the US. This gift will be distributed between NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Equal Justice Initiative, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, and the Greater Twin Cities United Way.

July 2020

CP

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Minneapolis, MN; Montgomery, AB

Province:

International

CP is donating $1 million USD to support the people of Minneapolis, home to the headquarters of CP’s US operations, and support meaningful positive change nationally in response to ongoing social unrest and social injustice across the United States. Recipients are Lake Street Council, East Side Neighborhood Services and Equal Justice Initiative.

July 2020

The Jarislowsky Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Queens University

City:

Kingston

Province:

Ontario

To bring leading-edge technology to Canada and help to preserve some of the country’s most important works of art.

July 2020

Larry and Judy Tanenbaum

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Sinai Health Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To fuel COVID-19 research at Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. The gift will be used to match all new donations to the Institute for COVID-19 and other related groundbreaking research.

July 2020

Mailman Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

North Island College

City:

Courtenay

Province:

British Columbia

To purchase equipment and supplies for priorities including Campbell River’s first ever nursing simulation lab. Mailman Family Foundation
Student Commons This is North Island College’s largest-ever donation.

July 2020

Procter & Gamble Canada

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

CanadaHelps

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift to CanadaHelps’ Black Solidarity Fund. Gifts made to the fund up until July 31st will be matched by P&G up to $1,000,000.

July 2020

Robert Regular

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

City:

St. Johns

Province:

Newfoundland & Labrador

To support the “In This Together” Campaign which is raising money for a new chemotherapy unit. This gift brings the campaign to its $5,000,000 goal.

July 2020

The Leo and Sala Goldhar Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $1,000,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Juan & Stefania Speck

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $1,000,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Henry and Mindy Lau

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $1,000,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Anonymous

Gift:

$950,000

Recipient:

Cuso International

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

This gift will allow Cuso to maintain a presence in Myanmar, and action other multi-country programs in the ASEAN region, with a focus on gender equality, women and girls’ empowerment and economic opportunities for youth.

July 2020

Mastercard Foundation

Gift:

$840,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Saskatchewan

The gift will be distributed to Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research, the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, and the University of Saskatchewan to support Indigenous students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2020

Donald R. Sobey Foundation

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Dalhousie University

City:

Halifax

Province:

Nova Scotia

To support the new International Restorative Research, Innovation and Education Lab, which is aimed at promoting restorative justice to help institutions start tackling racial discrimination and other social problems.

July 2020

Bell Let's Talk

Gift:

$700,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To help support the mental wellbeing of Canadians during COVID-19 with a significant expansion of the Friendly Calls program in communities with increased demand for mental health services.

July 2020

Manulife

Gift:

$695,000

Recipient:

St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation

City:

Kitchener

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift for a recent local COVID-19 response fundraiser.

July 2020

Bell Let's Talk

Gift:

$650,000

Recipient:

Revivre

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To help support the mental wellbeing of Canadians during COVID-19 with a launch of new virtual services to meet the increased demand.

July 2020

Kirkland Lake Gold

Gift:

$550,000

Recipient:

Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board

City:

Timmins

Province:

Ontario

To support homelessness programs in Timmins.

July 2020

Various

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Food Banks of Quebec

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

Eidos-Montreal, Square Enix Montréal, and Eidos-Sherbrooke, the three Square Enix video game studios in Montreal and Sherbrooke, are giving $850,000 in support of the community, $500,000 of which will be donated directly to Food Banks of Quebec. Several other associations in the greater Montreal and Sherbrooke region working in the areas of food insecurity, poverty, student retention, and homelessness will also recieve funding.

July 2020

Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Centraide of Greater Montreal

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To support the Youth Project, a joint initiative of the Centraides of Quebec and the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation that aims to help isolated and marginalized youth start the 2020-2021 school year with every chance on their side despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2020

Rogers Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support Child Victims of Abuse and Online Exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. This is part of a $60 million commitment to various organizations around Canada in response to COVID-19.

July 2020

Scotiabank

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

International / National

This gift will support several organizations recognized for their leadership in the fight to eliminate racial discrimination within Canada and the U.S. Recipients of the donation include the Careers Education Empowerment Centre for Young Black Professionals and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.

July 2020

Sorbara Group of Companies and Tribute Communities

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Groves Hospital Foundation

City:

Fergus

Province:

Ontario

To help build the new hospital. This gift helped push the Foundation past its $20 million goal. The Obstetrical/Surgical Inpatient Unit at New Groves will be named after the developers in recognition of their donation.

July 2020

The Weeknd

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network Foundation

City:

Scarborough

Province:

Ontario

Scarborough born and raised artist The Weeknd has made this gift to support the organization’s COVID-19 Emergency response fund.

July 2020

The Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $500,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Loretta A. Rogers

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $500,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Martha Rogers

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $500,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

The Slaight Family Foundation

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $500,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Ruth Larsen

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Belleville General Hospital Foundation

City:

Belleville

Province:

Ontario

To support the hospital’s areas of greatest need.

July 2020

Carlo and Angela DeGasperis

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $250,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Fast Grants & Thistledown Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $250,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

FDC Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $250,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Geosentinel Foundation Inc.

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $250,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Toronto Police Association

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $250,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Blake and Rita Wallace, in honour of Raymond McCarthy

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $250,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Medavie Health Foundation

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Jack.org

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift to support the organization’s digital capacity in helping Canadian youth access mental health services.

July 2020

Lenovo & Best Buy

Gift:

$190,000

Recipient:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

This is an in-kind gift to support the COVID-19 Response Fund. Specifically, to provide Chromebooks that are helping Clubs and families nationwide meet their technology needs and access virtual supports. 

July 2020

CIBC

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

City:

Thunder Bay

Province:

Ontario

To support new annual awards for Indigenous students.

July 2020

GoEasy Ltd.

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the COVID-19 Response Fund.

July 2020

M&M Food Markets

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

M&M Food Markets has given $125,000 worth of gift cards to the COVID-19 Response Fund, which will allow Clubs to help over 4,000 families purchase meals in their local communities.

July 2020

Recipe Unlimited

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the COVID-19 Response Fund.

July 2020

Anonymous

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

NEO Kids Foundation

City:

Sudbury

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift to support the Vale Presents: NHL vs Sudbury for NEO Kids hockey challenge fundraising event.

July 2020

Carlsberg

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Community Food Centres Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For the month of June, Carlsberg will donate $0.20 for every bottle and can of Carlsberg Danish Pilsner and Carlsberg Lite sold in Canada. The goal of the program is to sell at minimum 500,000 bottles and cans with the hopes to make a charitable donation of $100,000, at minimum.

July 2020

Darren Entwistle

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

McGill University Health Centre Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To support projects aiming to understand the impact of virtual connections on hospitalized patients who are cut off from their families and friends due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2020

Frank and Julie McKenna

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

New Brunswick Association of Food Banks

City:

Moncton

Province:

New Brunswick

To respond to the organization’s increased need due to COVID-19.

July 2020

Green Shield Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

City:

Whitby

Province:

Ontario

To support research in digital health.

July 2020

Marc Parent

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

McGill University Health Centre Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To support ground-breaking research using the Biobanque québécoise de la COVID-19 (BQC19), a provincial and federal government sponsored bank of COVID-19 samples from patients across Quebec. Marc Parent is President and CEO of CAE and a MUHC Foundation board member.

July 2020

Medavie Health Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

White Buffalo Youth Lodge

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

Saskatchewan

This gift is part of Medavie Health Service’s $5 million COVID-19 Response Fund established to help communities address immediate needs and navigate through the pandemic. The gift will be used to support an Emergency Food Security Program.

July 2020

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Breakfast Club of Canada

City:

Boucherville

Province:

Quebec

To support the organization’s increased need due to COVID-19.

July 2020

Hyundai

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the COVID-19 Response Fund.

July 2020

Attix Pharmaceuticals

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Pamela and Paul Austin

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

The Azrieli Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Bruce Power

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Chanel

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Ronald & Sandra Chiovitti

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

The John David and Signy Eaton Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Laura and Jon Hantho

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Donald K. Johnson & Anna McCowan-Johnson

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Albert & Temmy Latner Family Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Jim Leech and Deb Barrett

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Manulife

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

The Newlands Family Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

The Nixon Charitable Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

NSUS Group Inc.

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Donald & Nita Reed

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Jeff and Honey Rubenstein and Family

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Songhuan Huang (Joseph)

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

Warren & Ann Walker

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Recognized for giving $100,000 or more to the Foundation’s COVID-19 response.

July 2020

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