Foundations in Canada

Foundations in Canada

Foundations in Canada collectively comprise a very large asset base for philanthropy. As of 2003, there were over 2,000 active grantmaking foundations in Canada, who had total assets of $12.5 billion CAD, with total grants given that year of over $1 billion CAD. Under Canadian law, foundations may be public or private, but both are charities.

List of foundations in Canada

The following is a list of foundations in Canada that have at least $10 million CAD in assets. They are ordered in decreasing total asset size, as per their most recent Registered Charity Information Return with the Canada Revenue Agency, usually for 2004. All figures are in Canadian dollars.

* Atkinson Charitable Foundation (+$50 million)
* Chastell Foundation (+$100 million)
* Claridge Foundation (+$20 million)
* Donner Canadian Foundation (+$100 million)
* Eldee Foundation (+$20 million)
* F.K. Morrow Foundation (+$70 million)
* Fondation J. Armand Bombardier (+$120 million)
* Fondation J.-Louis Levesque (+$50 million)
* Fondation J.A. De Seve (+$10 million)
* Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon (+$1.30 billion)
* Fondation Marcelle et Jean Coutu (+$220 million)
* Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (+$190 million)
* John Dobson Foundation (+$20 million)
* J.P. Bickell Foundation (+$70 million)
* J.W. McConnell Family Foundation (+$470 million)
* Kinnear Foundation (+$30 million)
* Laidlaw Foundation (+$50 million)
* Lawson Foundation (+$70 million)
* Max Bell Foundation (+$50 million)
* Peter Munk Charitable Foundation (+$30 million)
* R. Howard Webster Foundation (+$90 million)
* The Calgary Foundation (+$210 million)
* The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (+$48 million)
* The Edmonton Community Foundation (+$140 million)
* The EJLB Foundation (+$80 million)
* The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation (+$130 million)
* The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation (+$470 million)
* The Kahanoff Foundation (+$80 million)
* The Macdonald Stewart Foundation (+$50 million)
* The Molson Foundation (+$30 million)
* The Muttart Foundation (+$50 million)
* The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (+$35 million)
* The Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation (+$70 million)
* The Richard Ivey Foundation (+$50 million)
* The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation (+$40 million)
* The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (+$30 million)
* The Winnipeg Foundation (+$340 million)
* Vancity Community Foundation (+$20 million)
* Vancouver Foundation (+$600 million)
* Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation (+$60 million)


* [ Philanthropic Foundations Canada]
* [ Annual Registered Charity Information Returns from the Canada Revenue Agency]

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