GTA Community Grants Program
“We know that solutions to society’s problems can come from anywhere, and often the best solutions to problems facing a community will come from the community itself. We want to support the grassroots problem solvers.”
Stephanie Trussler, Peter Gilgan Foundation Executive Director and Board Member
Giving Back with Our Grant Programs
How it Works
Any Canadian organization whose work aligns with our funding priorities is welcome to apply to our Grant Programs. Our grants range from one-time donations to multi-year funding opportunities.
Our Funding Priorities
- Children, Youth & Families
- Indigenous Youth
- Climate Change
- International Development
Changing the World Together:
Since launching in 2016, our Grant Programs have supported hundreds of exemplary Canadian charities that create opportunities for young people to succeed and lead the charge for a sustainable future.
“Thank you to all our wonderful community partners. You’ve shown me what it really means to create something special and to make this world better.”
Our Year in Review – Fiscal 2023
Consultation and collaboration are at the forefront of our minds this year. It’s increasingly apparent how important it is to listen and learn from our partners, as well as to share learnings with our peers.
Over 2022/23, we’ve engaged in funder affinity groups, shared due diligence, and launched new grant programs. We honour the expertise of those impacted and seek to follow their lead.
We hope you enjoy reading a bit about the work being done in partnership with the Peter Gilgan Foundation.
GTA Community Grants Program Partners Announced
In early 2023, we launched the GTA Community Grants Program, dedicated to being more responsive to local needs and more accessible to grassroots organizations and community groups.
We’re excited to announce 16 new partnerships with organizations that are leaders in their communities across the Greater Toronto Area.
We hope you enjoy learning about our incredible new partners and the work they’re doing in their communities.
Tour de Bleu 2022
Peter Gilgan makes historic donation of $105 million to Trillium Health Partners
Peter Gilgan has made a historic $105 million gift to Trillium Health Partners (THP) – the largest donation to a hospital in Canadian history.
The donation will support THP in building the largest and most advanced hospital in Canada, to be named “The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital.” It will also help expand and redevelop Queensway Health Centre, which will be named “The Gilgan Family Queensway Health Centre.”