Creating meaningful change in the world—and finding the spark that ignites your altruistic passions—means something different for everyone. But we can all agree that smart philanthropy, built on enduring partnerships, is the most effective way to deliver hope to those who need it most. Canada Gives is a registered charity that helps philanthropists build high-impact foundations.
We remove the obstacles to creating a meaningful philanthropic legacy–at home and abroad.
Establishing a foundation with Canada Gives takes less than a day, compared to up to a year when setting up a private foundation.
Perhaps most importantly, we take the administrative burden out of managing a Foundation—from handling third-party grant requests to tax receipting—ensuring all decisions adhere to CRA policies. Whether you’re supporting a charity in Canada or overseas, we provide full administration and reporting services so you can focus on what matters most: creating meaningful change.
We offer philanthropists a flexible and administratively simple way to give back.
To become great at doing good, you need the right infrastructure and a high-touch support system. That’s where we can help. By opening a customized Canada Gives Foundation account, you can support your preferred charities and leave a lasting philanthropic legacy.
We give donors in Canada the ability to fund their preferred charities’ immediate operational needs, while creating a long-term funding base to support annual charitable programs.
Looking to make an immediate impact in your local community and beyond? Opening a Canada Gives Foundation account is simple, straightforward and can be completed in less than a day. Just ask ‘Bob,’ our fictional philanthropist. In this explainer video, we take Bob through the account set-up procedure and put him on a path to achieving his philanthropic goals.
This is the second in our new Donor Connect series, an initiative designed to share giving ideas…
https://www.canadagives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/BC-scaled.jpg13422560Canada Giveshttps://www.canadagives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/logo-alt.pngCanada Gives2021-07-22 18:41:582021-07-22 18:41:58A Canada Gives donor story: An award program inspired by a love for B.C.’s rugged beauty
For the many wealthy Canadians who decide they want to give back in a more organized manner—often…
https://www.canadagives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/DAF-scaled.jpg17072560Canada Giveshttps://www.canadagives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/logo-alt.pngCanada Gives2021-06-10 15:13:012021-06-10 15:13:01Why a private foundation is often costlier to run than a DAF
Click on the different category headings to find out more. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer.
Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.
We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. You can check these in your browser security settings.
Google Analytics Cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience.
If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here:
Other external services
We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.
Google Webfont Settings:
Google Map Settings:
Google reCaptcha Settings:
Vimeo and Youtube video embeds:
The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: