Grant Recipients

Many excellent Canadian charities are awarded grants by the Peter Gilgan Foundation every year. See the latest recipients and learn how they’re building a more prosperous, healthy, and sustainable world.

Children, Youth & Families

To date, many of our grants have supported young people to overcome barriers to success in education and employment. We are particularly committed to Indigenous youth across Canada and marginalized young people in the Greater Toronto Area.

Past Themes

  • Education
  • Health and Wellness
  • Economic Opportunities

Climate Change

Over the past year, our Environment & Sustainability grantmaking has strategically evolved alongside our new theme: Climate Change. The Climate Change funding priority supports projects that are committed to fighting in the war against global warming, and all other negative affects of climate change.  We’ve also supported charities encouraging sustainable food systems, carbon pricing, and green entrepreneurship.

Past Themes

  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Low-Emission and Renewable Energy Solutions
  • Education and Public Awareness
  • Green Development
  • Communities

International Development

We’re proud to support a range of world-class International Development projects operating in countries in Africa, Asia and Central America. Projects we’ve supported have improved nutrition for mothers and babies, empowered women entrepreneurs, and prevented childhood blindness.

Past Themes

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Education and Economic Opportunities for Women and Girls