Empowering Change: A Closer Look at Our Foundation’s Diverse Impact

Our foundation manages four portfolios, one of which is Health Services and Social Welfare, consisting of three streams:

Major Grants: Initially focused on supporting AIDS initiatives in Africa, this portfolio has continues to include organizations that were first supported by my grandfather Kenneth Martin Hunter. These include, United Way, The Salvation Army and the Sick Kids Foundation. 

Regular Grants: This stream offers support to local organizations providing services directly impacting those in our community facing homelessness, food insecurity, and domestic violence. We have had a huge impact. Below are just a few of the organizations we have supported in the last few years. 

Casey House Foundation
Child Play International
Durham Youth Housing and Support Services
Elizabeth Fry Toronto
Eva’s Initiatives
Fred Victor Centre
Friends of Ruby
Jessie’s, The June Callwood Centre for Young Women
Kennedy House Youth Services
North York Harvest Food Bank
Parkdale Community Food Bank
Scott Mission
Street Haven
Taking It Global
Warden Woods Community Centre
YWCA Toronto
Yonge Street Mission

International Development and Relief: Lastly, we aim to play a key role in supporting international organizations like AMREF Canada, Aura Freedom International, CAP (HIV/AIDS), Crossroads International, and The Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Perhaps most exciting is the expansion of this suite of funding to support LGBTQ2SS+ individuals, connecting them with services that are meaningful, relevant, and tailored to their specific life experiences, as well as aiding those fleeing persecution in their home countries. This expansion underscores our commitment to inclusivity and making a tangible difference in communities locally and globally. The first two organizations that we are supporting in this new sub-portfolio are Rainbow Railroad and Dignity Network