How did The Georgina Foundation come to be? Imagine the loneliness of a young lady back in the early 1900s coming to the big city, Toronto, to seek employment or education and not knowing a soul. Jobs for women were scarce and were typically office jobs or housework that did not pay well. How would young women ever be able to cope in the big city, away from family and friends, let alone find decent and safe accommodation on their meagre incomes?
Over the Georgina Foundation’s long history, grants have been made in the areas of social services, physical and mental health. The Foundation provides funding to registered charitable organizations across Canada to support women, youth/children, persons with disabilities, seniors and established food banks.
The Foundation provides funding in the range of $200 – $2,000 per agency in order to be able to support as many charitable organizations as possible. Agencies must demonstrate that funding will make a difference to the service or program for which they are requesting support. Organizations chosen to receive funding typically have great financial need and receive limited funding from other sources.
Help with the growing need for physical and mental heath facilities.
Supporting organizations leading the way in disability help and services.
Supporting food banks across Canada with needed funds to obtain food and goods.
How We Spread Our Funds
The Georgina Foundation has been able to make a difference in people's lives. For those registered charitable organizations that have limited funding resources, even a small amount of funding can make a difference. For some agencies, it may mean being able to send another child to a camp for children with disabilities or it may help support an agency which provides a specially trained nanny to support a child whose mother is in palliative care or recently deceased. In other cases, it may teach a low income family on a restricted budget how to prepare nutritious meals for their family or provide a senior with a program to help prevent isolation. Time and time again, The Georgina Foundation has shown that no matter how small the funding level, typically between $200 – $2,000, every little bit helps those in need from enabling families going through cancer to get away from the everyday stresses to supporting food banks, abused women, seniors, children/youth and those facing poverty.
We are pleased to report that it (funding from The Georgina Foundation) has had a positive impact on our programs, enabling children who are non-verbal, or have limited verbal communication skills to interact more effectively with their instructors .
Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre
On behalf of Halton Food for Thought, thank you for your support of Student Nutrition Programs. Your donation helps support the health, well-being, and success of our Halton students now and in the future. We cannot thank you enough for your generous contribution.
Halton Food for Thought
On behalf of everyone at the Nanny Angel Network we would like to thank you and The Georgina Foundation for the very generous gift that we received this week. It will do a great deal to help the moms with cancer who we work with and their at-risk children. Thank you for working with us to make a difference and thanking for working with us to give children the tools they need to grow and develop. With thanks and appreciation.
Nanny Angel Network
Your generous donation will be used to purchase nutritious foods for our mobile food bank program. During 2020, the mobile food bank program served 4 rural communities and a 5th community has been recently added. People of all ages are served through this program and as the year went on, we saw more people coming out who needed food assistance for themselves and their families. Please know that the support of The Georgina Foundation has a big impact on those in our communities who are food insecure.
The HCFBDC Mobile Food Bank Program.
The Georgina Foundation's areas of funding interest historically
The Georgina Foundation has been able to make a difference in people’s lives. For those registered charitable organizations that have limited funding resources, even a small amount of funding can make a difference. Learn how to apply for funding from The Georgina Foundation today.
The Georgina Foundation has been assisting people across Canada since 1978. The Foundation welcomes financial contributions to assist its charitable endeavours. With so many charities always asking for funding, you may ask “Why should I donate to The Georgina Foundation?”
Here’s why! Every penny of every donation goes toward providing funding to registered charitable organizations to assist them in reaching out to make available a helping hand to those less fortunate than yourself. Unlike other charities, you won’t receive a pen or Christmas cards or shopping bags. What you will receive is peace of mind and the satisfaction of knowing that 100% of your donation is supporting people in need, across a broad spectrum.
The Georgina Foundation supports many charitable organizations across Canada that have limited funding resources and for which even the smallest amount of funding will make a difference. What their clients have in common is the need for a helping hand to support and guide them as they face life’s many challenges.
How to Donate
If you would like to make a financial contribution to The Georgina Foundation, mail your cheque to:
The Georgina Foundation
c/o Jane Baker
25 Elwood Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4R 1B8
Please make cheque payable to The Georgina Foundation. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $25.00 and above.
Charitable Registration Number: 119234946RR0001
The Georgina Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Their role is to responsibly manage the assets of the Foundation. It is the Board's responsibility to receive and review applications for funding requests and to allocate funds.
Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
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Remembering Margaret Chadwick
The Georgina Foundation lost of one of its Founding Directors - Margaret Chadwick - September 25, 2021.
Margaret was on the Board for 43 years and held the Foundation and its causes close to her heart. She will be dearly missed.