Metcalf Foundation

The mission of The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation is to enhance the effectiveness of people and organizations working together to help Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy, and creative society. We are committed to creating conditions for meaningful change in three ways: improving economic livelihoods for low-income people in Toronto, leveraging opportunities for new approaches and shared learning in the performing arts, and building a low-carbon, resource efficient, and resilient Canada. Our funding philosophy is to have the courage to tackle tough issues, be supportive not prescriptive, embrace diverse perspectives, and to be inquisitive, respectful, and rigorous. Annually, we invest approximately $5.6 million in charitable activity. Full details of our granting programs can be found at