Your gift to the Community One Foundation will strengthen the LGBTTIQQ2S community throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including the regions of Durham, Halton, York and Peel.
Our grants are 100% funded by people like you who want to support organizations that are working for equal rights and meeting the multitude of critical community needs. Recent grants are helping to fund queer-positive education programs, sports for queer youth, a radio station, film festival, Pride events, artistic projects, and organizations offering AIDS support and prevention services.
Last year, the Community One Foundation received requests for more than $160,000 in funding. Unfortunately we were only able to give grants for half that amount, leaving many important projects unfunded.
Every gift makes a huge difference to the Community One Foundation, to the projects we fund and to the thousands of people that these projects serve. One donation at a time. One community project at a time.
Online giving is a simple and secure way to make a gift. The Community One Foundation’s one-time and monthly online giving is hosted by CanadaHelps.org, a donation portal that provides secure access to thousands of registered Canadian charities.
CanadaHelps.org provides tax receipts to our online donors electronically.
In order to stay in touch with the Foundation, it is recommended that donors provide CanadaHelps.org with permission to provide the Foundation with email and/or mailing information. This is done in the Privacy Preferences section in the donation checkout process.
You can make one-time or monthly gifts by cheque or credit card to the Community One Foundation by filling out a donation form and mailing to the address below:
Mail the completed donation form to:
Community One Foundation
PO Box 760 – Station F
Toronto, Canada M4Y 2N6
One of the easiest ways to make a contribution to the Community One Foundation is through your workplace giving program. These programs allow you to designate an amount to be deducted from your paycheque.
In order to stay in touch with Community One, we recommend that donors provide their workplace giving program with their email and/or mailing information to share with us. We want to keep in touch so you know how your donations make a difference.
The Community One Foundation operates under the original Lesbian & Gay Community Appeal of Toronto name, registered charitable number 126482785RR0001. Tax receipts will be issued under the LGCA name.
Many businesses offer matching gift programs. It is easy to take advantage of this employee benefit that doubles the impact of your contribution. Check with your Human Resources department to see if your company provides a matching gift program.
Estate planning is a powerful way to express your values and to care for your partner, family, and community. All of us should make plans for our estates, but such plans are especially important for LGBTTIQQ2S people, whose lives and loves may not be fully recognized by society. With proper planning, you can make sure your wishes are fulfilled, possibly lower your estate tax, and also create powerful change.
There are many ways to be charitable through your estate. Some of the easiest ways are to name the Community One Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, retirement plan or life insurance. These types of gifts have the ability to aid the Foundation with making great leaps forward in programming and grant-making.
One of the simplest things you can do is leave money, also known as a bequest, to organizations you care about via your will. By leaving a bequest to the Community One Foundation, you will help to build a stronger and healthier LGBTTIQQ2S community for generations to come.
Because your will is a legal document you should consult an attorney. See our Sample Language page to learn how to include a gift to the Foundation in your will.
Many associations, businesses, recreation organizations and employee groups recognize the importance of social responsibility. A donation or project for a charity can strengthen relationships by rallying a group around a common cause. By making a contribution to the Community One Foundation, your group will have a broad impact on the LGBTTIQQ2S community. To support your fundraising efforts, Community One can provide outreach materials and guest speakers, where available.
Our grant funding comes entirely from people like you who care about our community and who want to make it a better place to live now and in the future.