The Georgina Foundation supports, by financially assisting, with specific funding requests for registered Canadian charities across Canada. Support services for women, youth/children, people with disabilities, seniors and established food banks. Over our long history, grants have been made in the areas of social services, physical and mental health.
A brief background of the Georgina Foundation starts with the 1977 sales of the Georgina Houses on Toronto’s Beverly Street. At that time, the objectives of the Georgina Houses Corporation were “to provide houses and accommodation throughout Canada for girls and women earning their own livelihood where they may have all the benefits and comforts of a home and be surrounded by a healthy moral influence until such time as they can be located in permanent places of abode which the Corporation would assist them to procure”.
In 1978 the Corporation was renamed “The Georgina Foundation”. This was to “more properly identify the future undertaking of the Corporation”.
The objectives were extended to provide for the disbursement of the majority of the yearly interest income resulting from investing the net capital from the sale of the Georgina Houses “for general charitable purposes in Canada”.
The Georgina Foundation lost of one of its Founding Directors - Helen Baker - September 6, 2015. Helen was on the Board for 38 years and held the Foundation and its cause, close to her heart. For information on donating in her memory, click here.