Foundations and Grants


Not-for-profit organizations play a vital role in society, nourishing the heart and soul of the community while passionately devoted to the causes they serve. The following individuals and corporations have exercised their support for the goals, the families, and the mission that Reach for the Rainbow believes in.

Air Canada Foundation
It takes a tremendous amount of strength, planning, finances, coordination and support to enable a child with a disability to attend recreational programs. That's why Reach for the Rainbow is so thankful to our longstanding supporters at the Air Canada Foundation for their recent $53,000 grant towards the purchase of critical adaptive equipment. Items such as joggers, Terra Treks, adaptive ropes course harnesses, poolside lifts, ladders and chairs ensure accessibility and safe and enjoyable experiences and will be utilized during the 2017 spring and summer sessions in recreational programs. Air Canada Foundation support allows us to continue to do what we do best - and that is simply to provide opportunities for kids to just be kids.

Alice & Murray Maitland Foundation
The mission of the Alice & Murray Maitland Foundation is to provide financial assistance to charitable organizations providing services for the benefit of the health of children. We thank the foundation for continuing to support Reach for the Rainbow, with their donation of $3,000 towards our inclusive recreational opportunities.

Cadillac Fairview
Cadillac Fairview believes in building community relationships by contributing to the health and wellness of the areas served by their company, and we are very thankful for their financial contribution of $10,000 towards Reach for the Rainbow integrated programs.

CIBC Children’s Foundation
The CIBC Children’s Foundation is a registered charity that administers the funds raised each Miracle Day. In 2015, the CIBC Children’s Foundation donated $4.7 million to children’s charities in over 125 communities across Canada. A special thank you to Frank Soave for championing the cause of Reach for the Rainbow and CIBC for contributing $2,000 towards the work of Reach for the Rainbow!

Crayola Canada
A very generous product donation from Crayola Canada allowed Reach for the Rainbow to assemble and provide 50 resource kits to our program partners in 2016! Items such as markers, erase boards, crayons, fingerpaint, modeling clay, silly putty and safety scissors go a long way in making creative projects possible with our kids!

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario was pleased to make a donation of $5,000 to Reach for the Rainbow in 2015. “It is important that children be afforded opportunities to learn games and have fun over the summer. This is particularly true for children with disabilities.” Sam Hammond, President, ETFO. A special thanks to Reach for the Rainbow coordinator Amy Kendall for this generous gift to the charity!

Harry E Foster Grant
The primary emphasis of the Harry E. Foster Foundation, established in 1954, is to support programs and projects for people with developmental disabilities in order to continue the interests of the founder, Harry “Red" Foster. We thank the Foundation for their $15,000 contribution to continue to share his vision and work towards an ever increasing awareness of the importance of participation in all aspects of living for everyone!

HBC Foundation
The HBC Foundation is one of Canada’s leading charitable organizations dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians through programs that reflect distinct Canadian values. HBC is proud to celebrate its long-standing connection with Canadians beyond the walls of its stores and into the cities, schools and streets of communities across the country through its various programs and fundraising initiatives. Reach for the Rainbow was the proud recipient of a $20,000 grant for inclusive opportunities across Ontario.

Hughes Amys
At Hughes Amys, you receive the expertise and range of experience of a large firm, with small-firm personal service and cost-effectiveness. Thank you for donating $1,000 for our efforts to ensure that all children belong!

J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and the Social Innovation Generation (SiG).
Through the Innoweave initiative Reach for the Rainbow has been approved for funding to support the scaling of their program options for individuals with special needs in the amount of $10,000. Working with an Implementation Coaching process with strategic planning coach Nancy Dubois, the charity will build capacity by implement tools for social innovation.

Isberg Charitable Trust
Reach for the Rainbow would like to thank Margaret Isberg for her continued support of our good works through her $1,000 donation from the Isberg Charitable Trust.

Kildare Trust Foundation
Our sincere gratitude for the foundation’s gift of $1,447 to Reach for the Rainbow.

The Lillian Meighen and Don Wright Foundation
A donation of $15,000 was provided in support of integrated recreational opportunities for children and youth with physical and developmental disabilities.

Marion Ethel & Frederick John Kamm Foundation
We graciously acknowledge the donation of $2,500 from the Marion Ethel & Frederick John Kamm Foundation, which enables the agency to accommodate the overwhelming demand for placement by Reach for the Rainbow families each year.

McLean Foundation - $3,000
In the 70 years of its existence, The McLean Foundation has contributed a total of $48,483,952 to charities across Canada. We are proud to be part of such a tremendous history of philanthropic excellence as a charitable recipient of $3,000 in 2015 for Reach for the Rainbow initiatives.

Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation awarded a Seed grant of $75,000 for the development of for Reach for the Rainbow’s integrated recreational programs for aging youth with disabilities in Ontario. We look forward to the opportunities! More about this exciting research project here.

Rexall Foundation
Rexall is committed to making a lasting social impact through inspired, responsible giving and by building strong partnerships with the charitable sector. Through their $10,000 grant commitment, families are supported by the inclusive programs Reach for the Rainbow helps to provide across the Province.

SickKids Foundation
In 2015, the SickKids Foundation continued to recognize Reach for the Rainbow’s consistent efforts in promoting the inclusion and support of children with disabilities across Ontario though a generous $5,000 contribution towards the 26th Annual Conference. Reach for the Rainbow is honoured to partner with the SickKids Foundation in continued advocacy for children’s health.

TELUS Community Investment
TELUS gives where they live to improve the lives of youth and their communities. They are committed to driving strong social outcomes in the areas of health, education and the environment by harnessing the power of technology to improve healthcare, ensure our youth’s future success and promote a sustainable environment. Since 2005, the TELUS Toronto Community Board has donated $7.3 million to 435 grassroots projects, charities and organizations. Reach for the Rainbow received $20,000 towards the #ActiveAllYear campaign for increased integrated recreational programs in the Greater Toronto Area. A special thank you to Jennifer Kirner for her help and support!

If your company is looking for a charity to support or wishes to conduct an internal or external fundraiser, we want to hear from you.
Contact Reach for the Rainbow at 416-503-0088 x124.