TORONTO, August 3, 2021 – Greenrock’s COVID-19 Relief Fund has now surpassed $4 Million courtesy of a new matching program by the Green Sanderson Family Foundation (GSFF). The foundation announced today it will pledge $1 Million to pandemic relief, of which $600,000 will be matched dollar for dollar with giving to charities previously funded through Greenrock’s IMPACT Committee and the Greenrock Charitable Trust.
Donna Green, MSM, the founder of Stella’s Place and a well-known philanthropist in Toronto, felt inspired to contribute to Greenrock’s COVID-19 Relief Fund as many of the charities aligned closely with her personal values.
“Community-based charities continue to be in great need and it’s an honour to be able to support so many important recipients during these difficult times while also partnering with Greenrock’s IMPACT charitable programming,” explains Donna. “Together, we are really making a difference in our communities.”
Greenrock recently donated a further $ 1 Million to over 50 Canadian charities as part of its latest COVID-19 Relief Fund tranche. Several months of careful deliberation and planning were spent to create a strong balance of charities – both local and national – all with the intent of making the strongest community impact.
As part of the GSFF matching program, donations to the following charities were matched dollar-for-dollar with contributions from the Greenrock Charitable Trust:
Black Health Alliance, Caribbean African Canadian Social Services, Ontario Native Women’s Association, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, Delta Family Resource Centre, Anishnawbe Health Foundation, SickKids Foundation, Variety Village, Child Development Institute, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, The Toronto Children’s Breakfast Club, Daily Bread Food Bank, Food Banks Canada, Building Roots, Black Creek Community Farm, Second Harvest, Fort York Food Bank, Sherbourne Health, Michael Garron Hospital Foundation, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, Sunnybrook Foundation, Sinai Health Foundation, Casey House, Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line, QMUNITY, The 519, Stella’s Place, Haven Toronto, SPRINT Senior Care, Sunshine Centres for Seniors, Albion Neighborhood Services, The Neighbourhood Group/St. Stephen’s Community House, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Sistering, Out of the Cold Foundation, Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth, Covenant House Toronto, Interval House, The Redwood, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Dress for Success Toronto
In addition to the matching program with Greenrock, Donna selected several other local charities to receive contributions through GSFF, including the Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund through Community Foundations of Canada, SKETCH Working Arts, Sheena’s Place, North York Women’s Centre, Art Starts, Regent Park School of Music, Native Earth Performing Arts, and Young Voices Toronto.