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Ways You Can Make Your Donation to the Toronto Arts Foundation

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Donations to the Toronto Arts Foundation support our city’s artists and organizations. We fund creative expression and foster emerging talent in theatre, visual and media arts, literature, community arts, dance, and music. Your donation will be recognized on our website, in our Annual Report, in our newsletter, in Toronto Arts Insider, and in the Mayor’s Arts Awards Lunch programme. And we’ll send you a tax receipt for the full amount of your cash donation. You can donate to the Foundation in the following ways.

Become a Friend of the Foundation

Sponsor the Mayor's Arts Awards Lunch

Make a Donor-Advised Gift

Donate to the Tracy Wright Memorial Fund

Other Ways to Give




George Fierheller and Finalist Constantine Caravassilis

Friend of the Foundation George Fierheller enjoying lunch with 2010 Award Finalist Constantine Caravassilis

Become a Friend of the Foundation.

Become a Friend of the Foundation by donating any amount.

You can donate to the Foundation in the following ways:

  • On-line with a credit card: Toronto Arts Foundation is registered with CanadaHelps.org to process donations to the organization. CanadaHelps.org is a secure, confidential way of giving to the charity of your choice.
  • By phone with a credit card: call Jason Maghanoy, Community Investment Manager, at 416-392-6802, ext. 204
  • Regular Mail. Send us a cheque by mail to Toronto Arts Foundation, 141 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2R2

For other methods of making your donation, please contact Jason Maghanoy, Community Investment Manager, at 416-392-6802 ext. 204 at jason@torontoarts.org

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Sponsor the Mayor's Arts Awards Lunch

The Mayor's Arts Awards Lunch has become the one event that truly celebrates all the arts in Toronto and the vitality of both young and seasoned contributors.

For more information on sponsoring the Mayor's Arts Awards Lunch, please contact Jason Maghanoy, Community Investment Manager, at 416-392-6802 ext. 204 at jason@torontoarts.org

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Make a Donor-Advised Gift

If you donate $2,500 or more, you can choose the discipline you’d like to support— dance, music, visual arts, theatre, or programs that engage youth in the arts. Funds are distributed through the Toronto Arts Fund, which utilizes the Toronto Arts Council’s grant review program.

Gifts over $5,000 can also be directed toward our major programs—The Mayor’s Arts Awards Lunch, the Toronto Arts Foundation Arts Awards, Incubate, and Creative City: Block by Block.

For larger gifts and sponsorship recognition, please contact Jason Maghanoy, Community Investment Manager, at 416-392-6802 ext. 204 at jason@torontoarts.org

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Donate to the TRACY WRIGHT MEMORIAL FUND

This fund was established by John McKellar, Chair of the Toronto Arts Council, in memory of respected Toronto actor, Tracy Wright, who died in June 2010.

The Toronto Arts Foundation will administer the fund. Plans are underway to establish an award in Tracy's name to an emerging Toronto theatrical creative artist for study or mentorship outside Canada. Details of the award will be announced in the coming months.

You can donate any amount to the Fund in the following ways:

  • On-line with a credit card: Toronto Arts Foundation is registered with CanadaHelps.org to process donations to the organization. CanadaHelps.org is a secure, confidential way of giving to the charity of your choice. You can choose THE TRACY WRIGHT MEMORIAL FUND from the Fund / Designation drop down menu.
  • By phone with a credit card: call Jason Maghanoy, Community Investment Manager, at 416-392-6802 ext. 204
  • Regular Mail. Send us a cheque by mail to Toronto Arts Foundation, 141 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2R2. Please write 'In Memory of Tracy Wright' in the comment line of your cheque.

For other methods of making your donation, please contact Jason Maghanoy, Community Investment Manager, at 416-392-6802 ext. 204 at jason@torontoarts.org

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Other Ways to Give

There are many other ways to give. You can customize your giving through:

  • structured payment plans (over two years)—choose a monthly amount to donate, and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • bequests—through your Will, you can give personal property or assets to the Toronto Arts Foundation. A bequest may be for a specific amount or percentage of your estate.

  • gifts of shares or assets—you can donate shares, securities, or other assets.
  • gifts of insurance—lets you make a significant gift at some time in the future.

Your financial advisor can help you decide the kind of customized giving that’s right for you. A small percentage of all donor-designated gifts will be applied to management fees. This amount will be specified at the time of confirmation of your gift.

Please call the Foundation to talk about our customized giving program. One of our officers will be happy to help.