SPECIAL EDITION COVID-19 Major Gift News

Bell Let's Talk

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

National

Bell Let’s Talk has committed $5 million in additional funding for COVID-19 response, including support of Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Mental Health Association, Kids Help Phone, Revivre and Strongest Families Institute

26 MAR 2020

Lowe's

Gift:

$4,500,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

National / International

To be donated by local stores in the US and Canada to support short-term and long-term needs in their communities Gift is in USD.

23 MAR 2020

RBC

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

National / International

To support community partners in Canada and internationally including Food Banks Canada, Feeding America and The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

18 MAR 2020

Hudson's Bay Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada and Kids Help Phone

City:

Various

Province:

National

To support ongoing COVID-19 response

20 MAR 2020

Canada Life, IGM Financial and Power Corporation of Canada

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Various

City:

Various

Province:

National

To support crisis relief efforts across Canada through partners including Centraide du Grand Montréal

23 MAR 2020

The Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

City:

Saint John

Province:

New Brunswick

For the hospital’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

25 MAR 2020

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

Announced as part of a $1 million USD gift to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. Gift is in USD.

18 MAR 2020

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Food Banks Canada

City:

Mississauga

Province:

Ontario

To support local food banks across Canada, as part of a total $2 million commitment to the company’s community partners in response to COVID-19.

23 MAR 2020

Walmart Canada

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support domestic relief and recovery operations, as part of a total $2 million commitment to the company’s community partners.

23 MAR 2020

METRO

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Feed Ontario and Food Banks of Quebec

City:

Various

Province:

Ontario/Quebec

For COVID-19 response.

25 MAR 2020

METRO

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

United Way Centraide Canada

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

For COVID-19 response.

25 MAR 2020

TELUS

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Vancouver Prostate Centre and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

To assist in the search for therapeutic antiviral treatments for COVID-19.

27 MAR 2020

Sophie Desmarais

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Jewish General Hospital

City:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

To fund four high-impact COVID-19 research projects.

27 MAR 2020

Bruce Power

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Bruce & Huron County food banks

City:

Various

Province:

Ontario

For COVID-19 response; announced as early delivery of Bruce Power’s annual holiday donation.

24 MAR 2020

Paul Myers

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

City:

North Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

For the hospital’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, announced alongside two additional “significant” but unspecified gifts.

19 MAR 2020

Shawn Mendes and The Shawn Mendes Foundation

Gift:

$175,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For COVID-19 preparedness.

24 MAR 2020

Facebook Canada

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

National Arts Centre

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To launch a relief fund in support of Canadian performing artists.

19 MAR 2020

The Winnipeg Jets

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Winnipeg Harvest

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

Manitoba

To support the food bank during a time of volunteer and food donation shortages.

20 MAR 2020

Slaight Music

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

National Arts Centre

City:

Ottawa

Province:

Ontario

To support CanadaPerforms, the relief fund for performing artists launched by NAC and Facebook Canada.

22 MAR 2020

The Jawl Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Victoria Foundation

City:

Victoria

Province:

British Columbia

For the foundation’s Rapid Relief Fund.

22 MAR 2020

Anonymous

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

United Way of Thunder Bay

City:

Thunder Bay

Province:

Ontario

To support the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

23 MAR 2020

Cor Van Raay

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Interfaith Food Bank

City:

Lethbridge

Province:

Alberta

For COVID-19 response.

23 MAR 2020

The Nanji Family Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Sunnybrook Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

As a matching gift encouraging donations to the COVID-19 response appeal.

As of 27 MAR 2020

The E. & G. Odette Foundation

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Sunnybrook Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

As a matching gift encouraging donations to the COVID-19 response appeal.

As of 27 MAR 2021

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