Update to Services in consideration of COVID-19: In consideration of provincial and federal guidelines, Gift Funds Canada will have limited staff and office hours starting in September, 2020. We will continue to provide full services to our donors and the charities that they support, but it may take us longer than usual as we accommodate the current procedures. Please send gift information to gifts@giftfunds.com and grant requests to grants@giftfunds.com

Please send all other general inquiries via email to contactus@giftfunds.com and we'll direct them to the most appropriate staff member who will reply as soon as possible by phone or email. Please know that we will do everything we can to continue to serve you and the organizations that depend on grants from your funds. Take care.

Linking Good People with Good Causes

Have you ever wished there was a simpler way to support your favorite charities? Have you ever thought about establishing your own private foundation?

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprise."

— Demosthenes

Have you ever wished there was a simpler way to support your favorite charities? Have you ever thought about establishing your own private foundation?

Gift Funds Canada - the Charitable Gift Funds Canada Foundation is a registered public charitable foundation* that helps individuals realize their philanthropic goals meaningfully and effectively while maximizing their grant-making flexibility.

With a Charitable Gift Fund, the Foundation allows donors to focus on the pleasures of giving.

Plan your Philanthropy

Throughout the history of our country, Canadians have dedicated a share of their resources to make life better for others. Today, you and thousands of others like you contribute more than $8 billion each year to a wide variety of charitable causes.

Learn about Charitable Gift Funds

A charitable gift fund (CGF) is a charitable giving vehicle created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of an individual, family or organization.

Establish a Charitable Gift Fund

You may either work through your professional advisor or directly with the Foundation if no advisor is involved.

Donor Tools


Access our program guide


Access our program forms


View a PDF of our brochure describing the CGF Program for Donors


Gift Funds Canada also works with:

Professional Advisors
Non-profit Organizations
Financial Service Providers

Proud to be affiliated with these Professional Associations

Our Mission

Gift Funds Canada is a registered charitable public foundation with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Our mission is to promote and facilitate giving by individuals and organizations while expanding their knowledge in the field of philanthropy in general.

Our charitable gift fund program enables donors to make recommendations concerning the investment of their philanthropic dollars and the grants they wish to have disbursed in support of charities and causes that interest them.