Canadian Women's Foundation / Fondation Canadienne Des Femmes

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The Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s public foundation for women and girls. We empower women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. Since 1991, we’ve raised money and funded programs in more than 1,500 communities across Canada, and are one of the largest women’s foundations in the world. We take a positive approach to addressing root causes of the most critical issues facing women and girls. We study and share the best ways to create long-term change and bring community organizations together for training and to learn from each other. We carefully select and fund the programs with the strongest outcomes and regularly evaluate their work. We have a special focus on building a community of women helping other women. Helping women creates safer families and communities, and a more prosperous society for all of us. We invest in the strength of women and the dreams of girls. For more information, please visit

  • map-pointPublic Foundation

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 129855607RR0001

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2018 Revenues: $6,707,415

<b>1521324</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>70852</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>570743</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>0</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>449128</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>4095368</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $7,147,408

<b>1647673</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>1481996</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>1402982</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>2599936</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>14821</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $20,231,943

<b>121284</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>350607</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>19590078</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>7214</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>162760</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $1,245,727

<b>557430</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>688297</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Canadian Women's Foundation / Fondation Canadienne Des Femmes's headquarters is located at 504 - 133 Richmond St W, Toronto ON, M5H2L3.

Breakdown of Programs


Where the Money Goes

Fundraising Methods

Ads Dinners Internet Mail Planned Giving Corporate Contacts Cause Marketing Other