The Private Giving Foundation makes philanthropy simple

The Private Giving Foundation is an independent public charity that provides a simple and effective way to support the causes that matter to you. It facilitates giving without the administrative complexities of establishing a foundation.

With help from his TD Wealth advisor and the Private Giving Foundation, hear how Tim created a lasting legacy for his wife, Patty. 

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Benefits of giving through the Private Giving Foundation

  • Tax Efficiency
    Get a tax receipt upfront. Eliminate capital gains tax when donating appreciated publicly traded securities.
  • Simplifies your giving
    Donate now and decide later to eliminate the pressure of selecting charities upfront.
  • Alternative to establishing a foundation
    With a minimum irrevocable donation of $10,000, you get the same benefits of establishing a foundation without worrying about the governance and administration of running it.
  • A legacy of giving
    An easy way to establish a charitable legacy of giving to support the causes that matter to you.
  • Family Involvement
    Unite the family around shared values to make even more of an impact.

How the Private Giving Foundation works

We make private giving easy to get started. Here's how:

  • 1

    Open a donor-advised account

    Start with an irrevocable contribution of $10,000 or more to us. You can make optional donations of $1,000 or more at any time to keep giving to your cause(s). We accept cash, securities or both.

  • 2

    Choose your charity

    Pick the charity that matters most to you. Not sure where to start? Check out our six-step planning model to help guide you on who to give.

  • 3

    Make a grant

    You decide the amount to give, and we'll provide the grant on your behalf from your donor-advised account.

  • 4

    Get your statements and tax receipts

    We'll take care of the administrative details. You'll get statements showing your contributions and grants to track your giving and tax receipts to claim your charitable donations.

Philanthropic Advisory Services Leadership Team

Helping clients establish a charitable legacy

Meet the foundation's Board of Directors

Trust, transparency and fiduciary duty are at the forefront of decision-making by our Board of Directors. Read more about them.

  • Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Advisor

    Gebhardt Paquin Family Wealth Management

    TD Wealth Private Investment Advice

  • Chair

    Interim Executive Director, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

  • Recently retired Partner with KCI

    (Ketchum Canada)

  • Strategic Advisor to

    Family Foundations and Individual Philanthropists

  • Principal,

    Private Client Services Lead,

    TD Wealth Family Office

News and Insights

Explore what's happening at the Private Giving Foundation and get insights from thought leaders.

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