Children, Youth & Families Grant Recipients

Since 2016, we’ve made close to $9 million in grants to inspiring charities that support children, youth and families. 2019 achievements included:
831
youth increased confidence and skills
3,356
students reduced their risk of dropping out of school
63%
of project participants identified as female
64%
of project participants were from racialized communities

Featured Grant Recipients

We’re proud to highlight some of our exceptional long-term partners. These organizations support youth and families through education, economic opportunities, and holistic health and wellness.

Teach for Canada
$975,250 over 7 years

To work with northern First Nations to recruit, prepare, and support committed teachers, in order to make education more equal.

Pathways to Education
$730,000 over 6 years

To help youth graduate from high school and break the cycle of poverty.

Civic Action Leadership Foundation
$700,000 over 5 years

To open doors, minds and opportunities for young, emerging and under-represented leaders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas.

Outward Bound Canada
$690,000 over 6 years

To deliver inspiring and relevant wilderness-based programs supporting Indigenous youth to develop resilience and leadership.

Community Food Centres Canada
$500,000 over 5 years

To build health, belonging, and social justice in low-income communities through the power of food.

Right to Play
$450,000 over 4 years

To build capacity in Indigenous community partners to lead the PLAY program, to help children overcome adversity through the transformative power of play.

Up With Women
$425,000 over 5 years

To empower women to rebuild their careers after violence and homelessness.

Covenant House
$275,000 over 4 years

To provide comprehensive support to nurture all elements of at-risk youths’ health and wellbeing.

EntrepreNorth
$260,000 over 3 years

To empower Indigenous and community-based entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses and livelihoods across Northern Canada.

2021 Grant Recipients

In 2021 we awarded grants to the following organizations for work providing opportunities and creating prosperity.

  • Access Community Capital Fund
    $40,000
  • Aunt Leah’s Independent Lifeskills Society
    $15,000
  • Business in the Streets
    $36,000
  • CivicAction Leadership Foundation
    $100,000
  • Covenant House
    $75,000
  • Dixon Hall
    $40,000
  • East Scarborough Storefront
    $50,000
  • EntrepreNorth
    $100,000
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation – Leading the Way Employment Program
    $50,000
  • Indspire
    $25,000
  • Jessie’s – The June Callwood Centre for Young Women
    $50,000
  • Level
    $100,000
  • MABELLEarts
    $22,000
  • Massey Centre for Women
    $50,000
  • Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc.
    $60,000
  • Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto
    $25,000
  • NPower Canada
    $100,000
  • Ocean Wise Sustainable Northern Livlihoods
    $25,900
  • Outward Bound Canada
    $115,000
  • Pathways to Education
    $150,000
  • Raising the Roof
    $99,500
  • Regent Park School of Music
    $75,000
  • Second Harvest
    $100,000
  • Seneca College – Youth 2 Post-Secondary program
    $92,000
  • Shad Canada
    $50,000
  • Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
    $35,000
  • Teach for Canada
    $150,000
  • Toronto District School Board – STEP To Construction program
    $100,000
  • Trails Youth Initiatives
    $20,000
  • United Way Halton & Hamilton – Putting Down Roots
    $50,000
  • United Way Windsor Essex – On Track to Success
    $100,000
  • Up With Women
    $100,000
  • Water First
    $50,000
  • Weston Frontlines Centre
    $50,000
  • Windmill Microlending
    $50,000
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto – Black Achievers
    $60,000
  • YMCA of Oakville
    $50,000
  • Youth Employment Services
    $50,000
  • Youth Without Shelter
    $50,000

2020 Grant Recipients

In 2020 we supported organizations that helped children and youth to overcome barriers to success in education and entrepreneurship.

  • Access Community Capital Fund
    $40,000
  • Community Food Centres Canada
    $100,000
  • Covenant House
    $75,000
  • Green Thumbs Growing Kids
    $10,000
  • Indspire
    $25,000
  • Outward Bound Canada
    $115,000
  • Pathways to Education
    $150,000
  • Regent Park School of Music
    $50,000
  • Right to Play
    $100,000
  • Shad Canada
    $50,000
  • Sistema Toronto
    $50,000
  • Teach for Canada
    $150,000
  • United Way of Toronto – Construction Career Navigator
    $50,000
  • Variety the Children’s Charity – Children in Motion program
    $50,000

2019 Grant Recipients

We’re so proud to have supported the following organizations in 2019 as they worked across our themes of access to education, economic opportunities and wellbeing.

  • Aunt Leah’s
    $15,000
  • Boundless
    $45,000
  • Business in the Streets
    $36,000
  • Children’s Book Bank
    $10,000
  • Civic Action Leadership Foundation
    $150,000
  • Community Food Centres Canada
    $100,000
  • Covenant House
    $75,000
  • Dixon Hall
    $40,000
  • EntrepreNorth
    $100,000
  • For Youth Initiative
    $75,000
  • Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation
    $15,000
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation – Leading the Way Employment Program
    $50,000
  • Home Suite Hope
    $85,000
  • Indspire
    $25,000
  • Jessie’s – June Callwood Centre for Young Women
    $40,000
  • Level
    $100,000
  • Massey Centre
    $50,000
  • Nanny Angel Network
    $30,000
  • Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc.
    $60,000
  • NPower Canada
    $100,000
  • Our Place Peel
    $15,000
  • Outward Bound Canada
    $115,000
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose
    $7,500
  • Pathways to Education
    $150,000
  • Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario
    $25,000
  • Regent Park School of Music
    $50,000
  • Right to Play
    $100,000
  • Second Harvest
    $50,000
  • Seneca College – Youth 2 Post-Secondary program
    $50,000
  • Sistema Toronto
    $50,000
  • Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
    $25,000
  • Teach for Canada
    $150,000
  • Trails Youth Initiatives, Inc
    $43,000
  • United Way of Toronto – Construction Career Navigator
    $50,000
  • Up With Women
    $75,000
  • Variety the Children’s Charity – Children in Motion program
    $50,000
  • Water First
    $50,000
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto
    $50,000
  • Yonge Street Mission
    $25,000
  • York Region Rose of Sharon Services for Young Mothers
    $30,000
  • Youth Employment Services
    $50,000