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AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada was created in 1998 to help fulfill the mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), previously the National Society of Fund Raising Professionals: Advancing philanthropy through education, advocacy and training in Canada.


The AFP Canadian Foundation works to:

  • Ensure the advancement of philanthropy by supporting AFP’s mission and goals in Canada.
  • Seek, receive and expend philanthropic funds on AFP’s behalf.
  • Engage in related activities required to fulfill its purposes and mission.


The AFP Canadian Foundation secures funds and other resources to implement AFP’s short- and long-range plans through its Annual Fund, planned gifts, endowments and major gifts initiative. In addition, the AFP Canadian Foundation assists AFP Canadian chapters with educational programs and Scholarships through its allocations back to the chapter’s geographical area.

Annual Fund

Each year, the AFP Canadian Foundation conducts an Annual Fund campaign – the Every Member Campaign (EMC) – that accepts unrestricted gifts designated for general purposes and major priorities.

Omega Circle

Donors of deferred gifts totaling $5,000 or more are recognized as Omega Circle members. Gifts can be made through the Canadian Foundation in a number of forms, including bequests, gift annuities and trusts.


The Canadian Foundation manages endowment funds that provide resources for various AFP initiatives, including scholarships and mentoring programs. Several funds have been established as a tribute to individuals who have made significant contributions to philanthropy.

Read more about how to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada.

Every Member Campaign

The Every Member Campaign allows the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada to create sector advocates through education and career mentoring, and fosters understanding through research by ensuring materials are available to members in both official languages. In addition, the campaign builds philanthropic leaders through providing scholarships to chapter programs (i.e. the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Congress, Fundraising Day and the AFP International Conference) to professionals new to the field of Fundraising.

To learn more about the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada please contact Thabo Msampha through our contact form or 416-941-9212 ext. 223.