SPECIAL EDITION COVID-19

Major Gift News

Update April 24th

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

For a new fund supporting organizations responding to COVID-19. Funding priorities include: purchasing new medical technology and equipment, food security, outreach to isolated seniors, virtual education programs, and mental health initiatives.
APR 2020

Medavie Health Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Unspecified

City:

Various

Province:

Various

For initiatives addressing food insecurity, the mental health needs of adolescents, and frontline responders coping with COVID-19-related anxiety and post-traumatic stress. Recipient organizations have not been specified.
APR 2020

Canadian Medical Association Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the Foundation’s COVID-19 pandemic response and impact grant program.
APR 2020

Canadian Medical Association Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Frontline Fund for Healthcare Workers

City:

Various

Province:

Various

For the Frontline Fund for Healthcare Workers which will support health care workers and hospitals across Canada with a 100+ bed count and Intensive Care Unit respond to COIVD-19.
APR 2020

Canadian Medical Association Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Various Community Hospitals

City:

Various

Province:

Various

CMA Foundation is establishing a $5,000,000 fund to support Community Hospitals responding to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Canadian Medical Association Foundation

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

More than $5 million will be granted to 17
medical schools to address financial hardships experienced by medical students and residents as a result of COVID-19.
APR 2020

Scotiabank

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

This commitment includes: $1.2 million to regional teams who will choose recipients based on local needs; $400,000 to the United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund; $150,000 to select academic partners working on rapidly scalable COVID-19 healthcare innovations; and a $750,000 fund to support emerging needs of local charities as the pandemic continues to evolve.
APR 2020

Nestlé Canada

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

This is an in-kind donation of over $2 million worth of food products to support the organization’s COVID-19 response.
APR 2020

Dr. Sharon Azrieli

Gift:

$1,063,000

Recipient:

Jewish General Hospital Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

Azrieli contributed $563,000 to fund the Sharon Azrieli Creative Space, which will feature 3D printers used to create ventilators to help with COVID-19 response, as well as other critical equipment. She committed to matching gifts up to an additional $500,000 for the initiative.
APR 2020

The Wilson Lai Trust

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Victoria Hospitals Foundation

City:

Victoria

Province:

British Columbia

For new cleaning equipment for surgeries at Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. In recognition of the gift, a surgical unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital will be names the Wilson S.C. Lai Surgical Unit.
APR 2020

National Bank

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

For community organizations across the country that are responding to COVID-19. The funds will be distributed to 11 food banks, two YWCAs, and the Canadian Red Cross.
APR 2020

Skip the Dishes

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

Skip the Dishes will donate $1 to Food Banks Canada for every $1 tip given to restaurants through Skip the Dishes up to $1,000,000. This starts with an immediate gift of $180,000 to match the tips given so far.
APR 2020

TD Bank

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

The Frontline Fund

City:

Various

Province:

Various

To support the new Frontline Fund, an initiative launched by hospitals across Canada to raise money to fight COVID-19.
APR 2020

Altagas

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

This gift will be distributed to partner organizations on the frontlines supporting local communities and providing critical support to health care workers addressing COVID-19.
APR 2020

Endeavor Mining

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Unspecified

City:

Unspecified

Province:

Unspecified

Sébastien de Montessus, the CEO of Endeavor Mining, and other members of the management team are donating 30% of their salary over the next three months to support COVID-19 response efforts. Endeavour Mining will match the funds to result in a total donation of $1 million. The recipient(s) was unspecified.
APR 2020

Coca-Cola Foundation

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To provide food and essentials for families and club employees who are struggling due to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Coca-Cola Foundation

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

To help provide food for communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
APR 2020

LNG Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

British Columbia

$250,000 will support Northern Health with procurement of equipment for the communities of Kitimat and Terrace. The remaining $250,000 will help hospitals, First Nations, front-line workers and service organizations in the north respond to COVID-19.
APR 2020

National Bank

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

United Way of Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.
APR 2020

Tribute Communities

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Daily Bread Food Bank

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s increased demand due to COVID-19. This is of the largest single donations to a food bank in the region.
APR 2020

Charmin

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

CanadaHelps

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the CanadaHelps COVID-19 Healthcare & Hospital Fund.
APR 2020

Tide

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

The gift, which includes in-kind support, will help the organization respond to increased demand due to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Bruce Power and Power Workers' Union

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Toronto General and Western Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

This gift, half from Bruce Power and half from Power Workers’ Union, will help hospitals part of the University Health Network (UHN) respond to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Anonymous

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Feed Ontario

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

This gift is from two anonymous foundations and will support the organization’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
APR 2020

Haisla First Nation

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Kitimat General Hospital Foundation.

City:

Kitimat

Province:

British Columbia

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

Greenrock Charitable Trust

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To help various local organizations address concerns surrounding food security, mental health, domestic abuse, and senior care
during COVID-19. Announced recipient organizations include the Daily Bread Food Bank, Stella’s Place, Kids Help Phone, The 519, The Redwood and Spirit Senior Care. Greenrock is also donating an additional $200,000 in gift cards to all Greenrock managed residential units.
APR 2020

Starbucks Foundation

Gift:

$280,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

This gift supports the organization’s increased demand due to COVID-19 and is part of a joint commitment by Starbucks Canada and The Starbucks Foundation of over $1 million in food and financial support to food banks across Canada. The commitment also includes a $70,000 gift to Second Harvest, and $24,000 to its existing social agency partners, Yonge Street Mission in Toronto and Woods Homes in Calgary.
APR 2020

Teck Resources Limited

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s COVID-19 Response Fund. This is part of a global $20 million commitment to fight COVID-19.
APR 2020

Teck Resources Limited

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

To fund targeted drug discovery research on therapeutic solutions to the COVID-19 virus carried out at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. This is part of a global $20 million commitment to fight COVID-19.
APR 2020

Mierins Family Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Jewish General Hospital Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To fund the hospital’s immediate COVID-19-related equipment needs.
APR 2020

B2Gold

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

To help the organization respond to increased demand due to COVID-19. The gift is a part of a $500,000 commitment made to organizations in British Columbia.
APR 2020

Canadian Medical Association Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Doctors Without Borders

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

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

CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees)

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

To help the organization respond to increased demand due to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Alectra Utilities

Gift:

$230,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

This gift will be split between 8 foodbanks across the Golden Horseshoe in response to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Nestlé Canada

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

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

The Victoria Foundation

Gift:

$130,000

Recipient:

Pacific Housing Advisory Association

City:

Victoria

Province:

British Columbia

Part of $1 million announcement of funding for local organizations, raised through the Victoria Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund.
APR 2020

Peterborough Utilities Group

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

Kawartha Food Share and the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough

City:

Peterborough

Province:

Ontario

The gift will be split evenly between the two organizations to support their COVID-19 response funds.
APR 2020

B2Gold

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

PHS Community Services Society

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

To help the organization respond to increased demand due to COVID-19. The gift is a part of a $500,000 commitment made to organizations in British Columbia.
APR 2020

B2Gold

Gift:

$125,000

Recipient:

Covenant House Vancouver

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

To help the organization respond to increased demand due to COVID-19. The gift is a part of a $500,000 commitment made to organizations in British Columbia.
APR 2020

The Victoria Foundation

Gift:

$120,000

Recipient:

Downtown Blanshard Advisory Committee

City:

Victoria

Province:

British Columbia

Part of $1 million announcement of funding for local organizations, raised through the Victoria Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund.
APR 2020

The Victoria Foundation

Gift:

$107,000

Recipient:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Victoria Foundation

City:

Victoria

Province:

British Columbia

Part of $1 million announcement of funding for local organizations, raised through the Victoria Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund.
APR 2020

Nanji Family Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Calgary Health Trust

City:

Calgary

Province:

Alberta

For the organization’s COVID-19 Response Fund, called Clean Hands, Giving Heart.
APR 2020

St-Hubert and St-Hubert Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Quebec

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To support the organization’s increased demand due to COVID-19. St-Hubert is also donating meals.
APR 2020

Mississauga Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Mississauga Food Bank

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s increased demand due to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Thrifty Foods

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

The Victoria Foundation

City:

Victoria

Province:

British Columbia

This is a matching gift to support the Foundation’s Rapid Relief Fund, which funds community initiatives responding to COVID-19.
APR 2020

The Victoria Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Victoria Association for Community Living

City:

Victoria

Province:

British Columbia

Part of $1 million announcement of funding for local organizations, raised through the Victoria Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund.
APR 2020

Access Copyright

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Writers Trust of Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the Canadian Writers’ Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund.
APR 2020

Pantene

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

To help the organization respond to increased demand due to COVID-19.
APR 2020

CIBC

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

IWK Foundation and RCMP Foundation

City:

Various

Province:

Various

The gift was made in response to the shooting that occurred in April 2020 and will be split evenly between the two organizations. The funding for the RCMP Foundation will support local work in reducing violence and keeping Canadian communities safe. The funding for the IWK Foundation will support the IWK Health Centre’s Virtual Mental Health Program.
APR 2020

Honda Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Stevenson Hospital Foundation

City:

Alliston

Province:

Ontario

This gift is part of a $500,000 commitment to various organizations responding to COVID-19. Other recipients have not yet been announced.
APR 2020

NSUS Group

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto General and Western Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the UHN Emergency COVID-19 Fund. The donation was raised in partnership with GGPoker players. $50,000 was raised through an online tournament which was matched by NSUS Group.
APR 2020

Old Oak Properties

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

United Way London

City:

London

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s COVID-19 response efforts. Old Oak Properties will also be donating all scheduled rent increases to the United Way of London.
APR 2020

RJ Barrett

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Mississauga Food Bank

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s response to the increased demand due to COVID-19.
APR 2020

Sajjad Ebrahim and Family

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

William Osler Health System Foundation

City:

Brampton

Province:

Ontario

This is a matching gift in support of the Foundation’s Health Care Heroes campaign which is raising money for COVID-19 response. The gift also celebrates the recent appointment of Dr. Naveed Mohammad as President & CEO of William Osler Health System. Sajjad Ebrahim is good friends with Dr. Naveed Mohammad.
APR 2020

Starbucks Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

United Way of Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.
APR 2020

Starbucks Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

To support COVID-19 fundraising drives set up by hospital foundations in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.
APR 2020

Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation, ATS Healthcare, and the Andlauer family

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Hamilton Food Share

City:

Hamilton

Province:

Ontario

To help provide food for families during COVID-19.
APR 2020

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Feed Ontario

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

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

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