Giving is the Gift: Our List of Non-Profit Organizations to Support

if you want to give a real gift this year, look no further
giving is the gift
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In a world where we have too much and are often left feeling stressed over finding the perfect gift for the person who already has “everything,” why not give the gift of charity instead this year? The following list of charities is by no means exhaustive but is meant to be a starting point—so do a deep dive into charities that tug at your heart…and your purse strings!

Breakfast Club Canada

Breakfast Club Canada reaches communities across Canada to make sure no child goes to school hungry.

David Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki Foundation works through research, education, and policy analysis to conserve and protect the natural environment and create a sustainable Canada.

Environmental Defence Fund

A Canadian environmental advocacy group that works with government and industry to defend clean water, safe climate, and healthy communities.

Environmental Working Group

A US-based environmental advocacy group dedicated to providing relevant info to help people to live healthier lives.

Farmer's Footprint

Farmer's Footprint aims to expose the human and environmental impacts of chemical farming and supports regenerative agricultural practices.

Food Empowerment Project

Food Empowerment Project educates on the power of food choice, spotlighting abuse of farm animals, unfair working conditions, and economic disparity of healthy food access.

The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation

The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation seeks to create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Indian Residential School Survivors Society provides essential services to residential school survivors, their families, and those dealing with intergenerational traumas.

Intersectional Environmentalist

Intersectional Environmentalist is a climate justice community and resource hub centering on BIPOC and historically under-amplified voices in the environmental space.

Kiss the Ground

Kiss the Ground is a US-based non-profit focused on regenerative practices to help heal the soil through education, stewardship programs, and awareness.

The Loveland Foundation

The Loveland Foundation was founded by Rachel Cargle in effort to bring healing and opportunities for communities of colour, especially for Black women and girls.


Oceanwise is a globally focused organization focused on protecting our oceans.


PFLAG USA/PFLAG Canada charitable organizations both seek to educate, advocate, respect, value, and affirm all LGBTQ2S people and their family members.

The Period Purse

The Period Purse strives to achieve menstrual equity by providing menstruators with access to free menstrual products, and to reduce period stigma through education and advocacy.

Stop AAPI Hate

Stop AAPI Hate is a platform that brings together Asian-American and Pacific Islander organizations across the US to advance racial equality and end hate.

Water First

Water First addresses water challenges in Indigenous communities through education, training, and collaboration.

Rainbow Railroad

Rainbow Railroad is a Canadian charitable organization that helps LGBTQ+ individuals escape violence and persecution in their home countries.  

Regeneration Canada

Regeneration Canada is a non-profit dedicated to promoting soil regeneration in order to mitigate climate change, restore biodiversity, improve water cycles, and support a healthy food system.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, offering confidential services with trained counsellors.

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