SPECIAL EDITION COVID-19

Major Gift News

Update May 22nd

RBC Foundation

Gift:

$1,300,000

Recipient:

Kids Help Phone

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To develop a multi-modal technology platform that will enable more service capacity to meet record demand and improve the way young people access and experience mental healthcare in Canada.
MAY 2020

Dani Reiss Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Huntsville Hospital Foundation

City:

Huntsville

Province:

Ontario

To support the hospital’s technology requirements. Dani Reiss, President & CEO of Canada Goose, has a cottage in Muskoka.
MAY 2020

Seaspan, the Southern Railway of British Columbia, and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

Gift:

$600,000

Recipient:

United Way of the Lower Mainland

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

To help the United Way launch a community builder program in eight neighbourhoods in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
MAY 2020

Capital Power Corp.

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Alberta

Capital Power Corp. and its employees have donated $400,000 in support of COVID-19 relief efforts in Alberta, raised through the company’s matched-giving campaign and additional corporate contributions. Recipients include the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and the Edmonton Community Foundation.
MAY 2020

Estate of Allan Duncan Pritchard

Gift:

$285,000

Recipient:

North Island College Foundation

City:

Courtenay

Province:

British Columbia

This gift will be used to provide 285 students with bursaries of $1,000 each.
MAY 2020

Kruger Products

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

The Frontline Fund

City:

Various

Province:

Various

As part of Kruger’s #RollingItForward Initiative, this gift will support hospitals across Canada in their response to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

Tetra Laval Group

Gift:

$165,000

Recipient:

United Way of Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
MAY 2020

BHP

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Saskatchewan

In response to the increased need food banks are seeing due to COVID-19, BHP will distribute this donation to food banks around Saskatchewan. Additionally, BHP will donate $1 from every share or retweet of #bhpfeedingsask on Twitter up to $5,000 to Food Banks of Saskatchewan.
MAY 2020

Jim and Karen Crighton

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation

City:

Brandon

Province:

Manitoba

The Crightons are the owners of the Brandon Canadian Tire, and are long-time supporters of BRHCF. The gift is part of their ongoing support, made earlier than usual in response to COVID-19.
MAY 2020

FCA Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

United Way Windsor Essex County

City:

Windsor

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. In particular, to provide food securty for children impacted by the crisis.
MAY 2020

Miners for Cancer

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Northern Cancer Foundation

City:

Sudbury

Province:

Ontario

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

Victoria Gold Corp.

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

The Food Bank Society of Whitehorse

City:

Whitehorse

Province:

Yukon Territories

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

Wawanesa Insurance

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

Various

In response to the increased need that Food Banks are seeing due to COVID-19, Wawanesa Insurance is donating $100,000 to Food Banks across Canada and the United States.
MAY 2020

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