SPECIAL EDITION COVID-19

Major Gift News

Update May 1st

The Temerty Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support Toronto’s hospital and health-science network as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MAY 2020

The Sprott Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Second Harvest

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s increased needs due to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

The Sprott Foundation

Gift:

$10,000,000

Recipient:

Community Food Centres Canada

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s increased needs due to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

407 ETR

Gift:

$4,000,000

Recipient:

United Way of Greater Toronto

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

407 ETR has made a multi-year commitment totalling $4 million, consisting of an immediate emergency donation of $750,000 to the United Way Local Love Campaign, another future $500,000 gift in 2020 (total of $1.25 million for 2020), $1.75 million in 2021, and $1.0 million in 2022. The funds will support the United Way’s network of agencies in Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Toronto and York.
MAY 2020

The Hewitt Foundation, Estate of Elspeth McConnell, and the Trottier Family Foundation

Gift:

$4,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University Health Centre Foundation

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To support the COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
MAY 2020

407 ETR

Gift:

$1,200,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Ontario

This donation will be split evenly ($50,000 each) between 24 hospitals across the regions in which the 407 operates.
MAY 2020

Craig Fielding and Katriina Ruotsalo

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Health Sciences North Foundation

City:

Sudbury

Province:

Ontario

To cover additional supply, equipment and staffing costs that HSN has incurred in expanding its emergency department and intensive care unit to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 patients. It will help buy a new ECMO machine; three anesthetic machines; a heart-lung machine for post-op open heart surgery patients; and a mask-fit testing machine.
MAY 2020

TD Bank

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

The Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and the U.S.-based National Association of Community Health Centers

City:

Various

Province:

Various

This gift is part of a recently announced fund called the TD Community Resilience Initiative, which will allocate $25 million to organizations engaged in COVID-19 response and community recovery.
MAY 2020

Darren Entwistle and the Entwistle Family Foundation

Gift:

$687,500

Recipient:

Unspecified

City:

Various

Province:

Various

For the months of April, May and June 2020, Darren Entwistle (CEO of Telus) will donate his salary to buy equipment for Canadian healthcare workers responding to COVID-19. Three months of Entwistle’s salary equals $343,750; this is being matched by his family foundation to reach a total gift of $687,500.
MAY 2020

Green Shield Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

Green Shield of Canada has launched a $500,000 campaign supporting community foundations across Canada. The first gift is a $50,000 donation to the Windsor Essex Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
MAY 2020

Roots Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

This is an in-kind donation of $500,000 worth of products to front-line healthcare workers.
MAY 2020

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. and Sandoz Canada Inc.

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

This commitment will be will be distributed to community and patient groups as part of the companies’ newly created Community Strong COVID-19 response program. As part of the program, an employee donation initiative has been established whereby up to $50,000 in contributions will be matched by the company.
MAY 2020

Sobeys Inc. and the Sobey Family

Gift:

$425,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Various

Province:

Nova Scotia

To support the Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund in response to the recent shooting tragedy. Sobeys Inc. will make an additional donation to the RCMP Foundation in memory of Constable Heidi Stevenson, the RCMP officer who died in the attack.
MAY 2020

Emera, Nova Scotia Power, Emera Energy, Emera Newfoundland, and Labrador and Emera New Brunswick

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Various

Province:

Nova Scotia

To support the Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund in response to the recent shooting tragedy.
MAY 2020

PepsiCo

Gift:

$350,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

This is an in-kind gift of Quaker, Gatorade, Aquafina and Frito Lay products valued at $350,000 for distribution to COVID-19 affected people across the country through Food Banks Canada.
MAY 2020

Scotiabank

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Nova Scotia

To provide immediate and longer-term support to those impacted by the recent shooting in Nova Scotia. $50,000 is going to Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia for Mental Health and Wellness services for First Responders, Care Providers and the people in their lives. Recipients of the remaining $250,000 have not yet been announced.
MAY 2020

Newmont Musselwhite

Gift:

$259,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Thunder Bay

Province:

Ontario

This commitment includes a $30,000 gift to support United Way of Thunder Bay’s COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, and the rest will be used to gather and transport food and supplies to various First Nations communities.
MAY 2020

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

This gift is part of a $10 million commitment to help fight COVID-19. This gift will support a number of community healthcare leaders in their COVID-19 response for homeless and marginalized citizens across Canada.
MAY 2020

The Victoria Foundation

Gift:

$220,000

Recipient:

Canadian Mental Health Association - Cowichan Valley Branch

City:

Duncan

Province:

British Columbia

Made through the Foundation’s Rapid Relief Fund, this grant will support the organization’s programming and COVID-19 response.
MAY 2020

The PepsiCo Foundation

Gift:

$140,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s increased needs due to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

The Victoria Foundation

Gift:

$105,000

Recipient:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria

City:

Victoria

Province:

British Columbia

Made through the Foundation’s Rapid Relief Fund, this grant will support the organization’s programming and COVID-19 response.
MAY 2020

BMO

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Nova Scotia

In response to the recent shooting tragedy, this gift will be split between the Nova Scotia Strong First Responders Fund, set up by the Wounded Warriors Canada to help provide mental health support for affected first responders and their families, and the Nova Scotia Mental Health Foundation.
MAY 2020

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Feed Ontario

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s increased demand due to COVID-19. Dairy Farmers of Ontario will also donate an additional 200,000 liters of incremental milk.
MAY 2020

Nanji Family Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Hamilton General Hospital Foundation

City:

Hamilton

Province:

Ontario

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

The Tricar Group

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

United Way

City:

Various

Province:

Ontario

To support COVID-19 response through the United Way’s Local Love Global Crisis community response fund. This commitment will be distributed as follows: $50,000 to Elgin Middlesex, $35,000 to Guelph Wellington Dufferin, $10,000 to Sarnia-Lambton and $5,000 to Perth-Huron.
MAY 2020

Vancity

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

The Victoria Foundation

City:

Victoria

Province:

British Columbia

This is a matching gift to the Foundation’s Rapid Relief Fund, which funds local community organizations responding to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

World Financial Group

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

William Osler Health System Foundation

City:

Brampton

Province:

Ontario

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

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