Canadian Foundation Facts Canadian Foundation Facts There are three types of registered charities in Canada: Private foundation Public foundation or Charitable organization Canadian foundations are a diverse group of funders, dispersed across the country, that contribute close to 6 billion dollars to qualified donees annually. To learn more about Canadian foundations: Snapshot of Foundation Giving in Canada in 2018 and Trends 2013-2018 Snapshot of Foundation Giving in 2015, November 2017 Assets and Giving of Canada’s Top Grantmaking Foundations, Snapshot 2013, October 2015 Assets & Giving Trends of Canada’s Grantmaking Foundations, September 2014 Overview of the Foundation Sector Source: Canada Revenue Agency (list of charities, online data as of September 2022). Assets and Grants (2020) All Private and Public Foundations* Public and private foundations held about $123 billion in assets and made over $8 billion in grants in 2020. Source: Imagine Canada, September 2022. *Includes Mastercard Foundation which is Canada’s largest foundation (private). Foundation Assets 2008-2020 Source: Imagine Canada Foundation Grants 2008-2020 From 2010 to 2020, grants by public and private foundations grants increased from over $3 billion to over $8 billion Source: Imagine Canada, September 2022. Growth in Number of Foundations 2005-2022 Source: Canada Revenue Agency (charities listings online as of September 2022). Geographic Distribution All Foundations Source: Canada Revenue Agency (charities listings online as of September 2022).