SPECIAL EDITION COVID-19

Major Gift News

Update April 17th

Canadian Tire Corporation

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Various Health Organizations

City:

Various

Province:

Various

Canadian Tire is donating $3,000,000 worth of Personal Protective Equipment to front line responders and community organizations responding to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Maple Leaf Foods

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Canadian Frontline Healthcare Professionals Protection Fund

City:

Various

Province:

National

This is a new fund established by Hospitals across the country which is providing support to healthcare professionals responding to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Canadian Tire Corporation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s COVID-19 response.
APR 2020

Canadian Tire Corporation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

United Way Centraide Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s COVID-19 response.
APR 2020

Maple Leaf Foods and the Centre for Action on Food Security

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada and Community Food Centres Canada

City:

Various

Province:

National

Maple Leaf Foods and the Centre for Action on Food Security have contributed over $1,000,000 in cash to these two organizations, along with $350,000 in product donations as part of their $2,000,000 campaign launched in response to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Thistledown Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Conquer COVID-19

City:

Various

Province:

National

Conquer COVID-19 is a grassroots incubator that is facilitating access to priority products that are in short supply for the healthcare community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
APR 2020

Fairfax Financial Holdings

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

National

Fairfax is committing USD$1,000,000 to food banks and humanitarian organizations providing relief services to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
APR 2020

AIR MILES

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada and Kids Help Phone

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the organizations’ COVID-19 response, air miles collectors can donate 500 Dream Miles to Kids Help Phone or Food Banks Canada and AIR MILES will contribute $50, on behalf of the Collector, and match the first $500,000 raised.
APR 2020

Libro Credit Union

Gift:

$320,000

Recipient:

Various United Way Chapters

City:

Various

Province:

Ontario

Eight United Way chapters in Southwestern Ontario will share the funding that will be used for COVID-19 emergency response programs.
APR 2020

Libro Credit Union

Gift:

$320,000

Recipient:

Various United Way Chapters

City:

Various

Province:

Ontario

Eight United Way chapters in Southwestern Ontario will share the funding that will be used for COVID-19 emergency response programs.
APR 2020

Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Waterloo

Province:

Ontario

$200,000 will be allocated to various local charities via a partnership with United Way Waterloo Region Communities, and $100,000 will establish a the COVID-19 Charitable Recovery Fund at Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.
APR 2020

Lowe's Canada

Gift:

$290,000

Recipient:

Children's Miracle Network and Opération Enfant Soleil

City:

Various

Province:

National

This gift is to compensate for the cancellation of the annual in-store fundraising campaign due to COVID-19 closures. In addition, Lowe’s is donating $120,000 worth of building materials to build the Maison Enfant Soleil by Bonneville Homes, whatever is raised by Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Dépot through their online fundraising campaign, which started earlier this month in Quebec and will launch on May 12 in other provinces.
APR 2020

Ontario Power Generation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario

City:

Thunder Bay

Province:

Ontario

To purchase and distribute food to First Nations communities during this time of increased need as a result of COVID-19.
APR 2020

Parrott Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Quinte Health Care

City:

Belleville

Province:

Ontario

To help costs in the area of greatest needs at all four QHC hospitals.
APR 2020

The Krawczyk Family Foundation

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Humber River Hospital Foundation

City:

North York

Province:

Ontario

$100,000 will match donations to the Humber Frontline Support Fund, which will help pay for things like meals and travel for frontline staff, and $100,000 will match donations to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
APR 2020

BC Dairy Farmers Association

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Food Banks BC

City:

Surrey

Province:

British Columbia

The BC Dairy Farmers Association has started a $150,000 fund to help support food banks across the province in light of COVID-19.
APR 2020

EPCOR

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Edmonton Community Foundation

City:

Edmonton

Province:

Alberta

To support the Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund.
APR 2020

EPCOR

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

City:

Edmonton

Province:

Alberta

To support the organization’s local Love in a Global Crisis Campaign.
APR 2020

Ontario Power Generation

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Feed the Need in Durham

City:

Oshawa

Province:

Ontario

To purchase and distribute food during this time of increased need as a result of COVID-19.
APR 2020

Peninsula Co-op

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Various Vancouver Island Hospitals

City:

Various

Province:

British Columbia

Peninsula Co-op is matching donations up to $150,000 to support six Vancouver Island hospitals. Donors can choose which hospital foundation their donation will support, and Peninsula’s matching gift will be directed there as well.
APR 2020

The Cheng Family

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

North York General Hospital Foundation

City:

North York

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response fund.
APR 2020

The Krawczyk Family Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift to support the organization’s COVID-19 response fund.
APR 2020

Nanji Family Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Fondation du CHUM

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

This is a matching gift to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response fund.
APR 2020

Nanji Family Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

North York General Hospital Foundation

City:

North York

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response fund.
APR 2020

Judy and Gerry Strongman

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Lion's Gate Hospital Foundation

City:

North Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

This is a matching gift to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response fund.
APR 2020

Krawczyk Family Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Scarborough Health Network

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift to support the hospital’s COVID-19 response fund.
APR 2020

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