Empowering Change

The Peter Gilgan Foundation is a private family foundation. We aim to support charitable initiatives that build a more healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future.
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Advancing health care
At more than $325 million in donations, we’re proud to be the largest private donor to hospitals in Canada.
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Grants for good
Since 2016, our Grant Programs have distributed more than $29 million to charities whose work range from supporting children and families to combating climate change.
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Cycling for change
Our annual cycling fundraiser, Tour de Bleu, has raised $39 million for health care and healthy living since 2005.

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:

Our Grant Recipients

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.

Peter Gilgan

“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.”

Peter Gilgan, Philanthropist and Businessman