Linking Good People with Good Causes

Have you ever wished there was a simpler way to support your favorite charities? Have you ever thought about establishing your own private foundation?

"Give generously but not indiscriminately. Select carefully those worthy to receive your gifts."
- Lucius Anneaus Seneca (4 BC)

Have you ever wished there was a simpler way to support your favorite charities? Have you ever thought about establishing your own private foundation?

Gift Funds Canada - the Charitable Gift Funds Canada Foundation is a registered public charitable foundation* that helps individuals realize their philanthropic goals meaningfully and effectively while maximizing their grant-making flexibility.

With a Charitable Gift Fund, the Foundation allows donors to focus on the pleasures of giving.

Plan your Philanthropy

Throughout the history of our country, Canadians have dedicated a share of their resources to make life better for others. Today, you and thousands of others like you contribute more than $8 billion each year to a wide variety of charitable causes.

Learn about Charitable Gift Funds

A charitable gift fund (CGF) is a charitable giving vehicle created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of an individual, family or organization.

Establish a Charitable Gift Fund

You may either work through your professional advisor or directly with the Foundation if no advisor is involved.

Donor Tools

Access our program guide

Access our program forms

View a PDF of our brochure describing the CGF Program for Donors

Gift Funds Canada also works with:

Professional Advisors
Non-profit Organizations
Financial Service Providers

Proud to be affiliated with these Professional Associations

Our Mission

Gift Funds Canada is a registered charitable public foundation with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Our mission is to promote and facilitate giving by individuals and organizations while expanding their knowledge in the field of philanthropy in general. GIFT FUNDS CANADA TODAY -The Foundation is now in its tenth year of operation. By the end of calendar year 2012, Gift Funds Canada had accepted more than $210 million in charitable contributions since its founding.

Total value of assets under management in the Foundation's gift funds currently exceeds $175 million. Donors have recommended more than 3000 grants & transfers valued at over $51 million to more than 1000 deserving charities across Canada since 2005. Our charitable gift fund program enables donors to make recommendations concerning the investment of their philanthropic dollars and the grants they wish to have disbursed in support of charities and causes that interest them.