Toronto Public Library Foundation believes in the social benefits of a strong and healthy public library system. As a registered charity, we foster relationships with people of vision to enhance the impact Toronto's Library can have on individual lives, above and beyond the core services that municipal funding provides.
Corporate support is vital to Toronto Public Library. Whether companies are interested in making a significant gift to collections, programs and services or community spaces, - we offer a wide range of giving opportunities. A partnership with Toronto Public Library Foundation allows you to maximize your charitable giving and demonstrates to your stakeholders your commitment to creating a better community. A variety of opportunities and benefits offer visibility and other benefits to corporate donors of Toronto Public Library.
To make a corporate gift, please contact Julie Flynn Still, Director, Development & Strategic Partnerships by phone at 416-393-7225 or via email at email@example.com
The Toronto Public Library Foundation extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Library by making a donation between January 1st and March 31st, 2013, including:
The Black Family Foundation
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
Library Bound Inc.
The Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Charitable Foundation
The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation
The TD Summer Reading Club is one of the cornerstones of children’s services at Toronto Public Library. It promotes and encourages reading and literacy in school age children in Toronto and across Canada. Since 1996, when a partnership was established with TD Bank Financial Group, the program has reached over a million children.
For more information about TD Summer Reading Club, please visit: tdsummerreadingclub.ca
In early 2009, the Foundation received gifts from the TD Friends of the Environment – Etobicoke Chapter and Scarborough/East York Chapter to support environmental collections at the Library. This funding will enable the Toronto Public Library to continue to serve the increasing needs for information on environmental issues. These important tools are chosen to specifically target children, students, adults and community agencies whose demand for current and relevant information on the environment continues to grow.
In March 1999, The Star announced a $2.5 million gift to expand and refurbish the Newspaper Room at the Toronto Reference Library, and cover the cost of establishing a new current events and media gateway. Since 1999, Toronto Star’s promotional support of TD Summer Reading Club, Keep Toronto Reading and The Book Lover’s Ball has helped to significantly increase awareness of, and participation in these programs.
Sun Life Financial renewed their committment to the Library's Museum & Arts Pass program with $418,000 in funding between 2012 and 2013. Su nLife Financial's two-year pledge to this program allows families, particulalry in high priority neighbourhoods, to experience Toronto's cultural treasures for free with their Toronto Public Library card.
For more information about Sun Life Financial Museum & Arts Pass, please visit: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/museum-arts-passes/
In 2007, Manulife Financial made an inaugural gift in support of the library’s Leading to Reading program at the St. James Town branch. The Leading to Reading initiative helps children in grades 2 to 6 with below average reading skills. The support of Manulife Financial will impact young lives and allow young people to gain confidence and success in their academic studies.
RBC Foundation is a proud supporter of cultural programming at Toronto Public Library including Black History Month in Feburary, Asian Heritage Month in May and Aboriginal History Month in June each year. All three month-long events include special programming developed by the Library, and recognize the achievements of Canadians of African, Caribbean and Aboriginal descent, while promoting the Library’s special collections.
Over the past 13 years, The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation has provided over $460,000 in vital funding towards the library’s Mobile Library Services including Bookmobile and Home Library services and collections. Their generous support ensures Mobile Library Services users continue to enjoy a wide selection of materials.
For more information on Mobile Library Services, please visit: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/spe_ser_home_library.jsp
With a two year pledge to support staff growth and development, the George Cedric Metcalf Foundation has empowered the Foundation to successfully promote the importance of Toronto’s Library to the success and vibrancy of the city and has enabled the Foundation to share this message within the philanthropic community.
With this gift, the Library Foundation has been able to grow its support of the expansion and enhancement of Library collections, programs and services and community spaces.
Together, since its inception, the Friends has raised funds through Book Ends and Book Ends South, their used book stores. These funds are allocated to support children’s literacy programs and other Library programs.