With millions of dollars in donations to a wide range of deserving organizations, The St. George’s Society of Toronto continues to honour its distinguished role as the city’s oldest charity. Since before Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol,” The St. George’s Society has been helping the needy in Toronto and supporting causes that matter most, when they matter most.
In 1834, we were helping newcomers with doctors, lodging and food. Today, St. George’s continues to reflect the changing face of Toronto. The Society has over $2.5 million in endowments at universities, has made about $3 million in gifts to hospitals and health care, and annually donates to some 30 organizations funding medical research and AIDS organizations, assisting homeless single mothers and veterans permanently in hospital, helping youth attend university and the cultural life of the city flourish. Profiles of just a few of the charities we support are also in this section.
Funds come from donations and social events, most importantly the high-profile Red Rose Ball. This annual spring event celebrates St. George's Day and honours a distinguished citizen with the Award of Merit for outstanding contributions to the community.
Registered charities seeking funding from St. George's.
Applications for funding must be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, and addressed to the Charitable Trust Committee. Paper submissions will not be considered.
Donations are broadly in four areas: education, social and community services, health and the arts. Honouring our long tradition of helping in the city, groups must be in the Toronto area. We are currently accepting applications for one-year funding only, and not multi-year funding. Please see the most recent Annual Report under About Us for an idea of the amounts we give and some of the groups we support. The majority of funding decisions are made in May after the Red Rose Ball, once we know how much money we have to donate.
Submissions for funding should be made by early spring and must include:
A 500-word proposal of how the requested funds will make a difference to your organization (less than 500 words is just fine - we value precision in thought and concision in writing). We will not read past 500 words.
Background and history of organization
List of Board of Directors
Staff breakdown (just numbers of employees, not names).
List of corporate, foundation and private donors.
Audited Financial Statements
Thank you for thinking of St. George's.