Support The Walrus Foundation

Help keep the Canadian conversation alive
I Believe Canada Needs The Walrus

As a charitable, not-for-profit organization, The Walrus Foundation relies on your support to advance Canadian writers, artists, education, and ideas.

There are four easy ways to give today

1Donate online: click through to use our fast and simple internet donation system.

2By phone or email: Contact Mary Cranston, The Walrus Foundation’s director of development, at 416-971-5004 ext. 255 or

3By mail or fax: Download and complete this form and return it by mail (19 Duncan Street, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 3H1) or fax (416-971-8768). Or simply make a cheque payable to The Walrus Foundation and mail it to us.

4To make a gift of securities: Contact Mary at 416-971-5004 ext. 255 or

In return, we will send you a charitable tax receipt, thank you for your vision, and celebrate your support — which will strengthen The Walrus’s distinctive, essential Canadian voice.

A Report to Our Donors
Thank You

Annual Giving  ·  Corporate Partnerships
Major Gifts  ·  Planned Giving  ·  Tribute Gifts


Annual Giving

Articles in The Walrus have spurred discussion and debate nationwide, from the kitchen table to newspaper headlines to the House of Commons. The Walrus Foundation is one of the only forums in Canada committed to provocative long-form journalism, smart essays and criticism, and fresh ideas. Your annual support helps keep this optimistic Canadian project going.

Our annual donors share a commitment to supporting the priority needs of The Walrus Foundation, and collectively inspire others to support the culturally provocative work that we do. Donate now to help us continue the Canadian conversation!

Make a donation to our annual membership campaign and enjoy the many benefits offered. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Mary Cranston, director of development, at 416-971-5004 ext. 255 or


Corporate Partnerships

In partnering with The Walrus Foundation, your company will demonstrate a keen commitment to education and promoting public debate on matters vital to all Canadians. As a supporter, you will align yourself with an organization dedicated to supporting our country’s writers, artists, readers, and ideas. As a sponsor, you can benefit from a variety of customizable opportunities including event-specific and online advertising in The Walrus and at, large-scale media attention with public relations campaigns, and speaking opportunities.

We will work with you to build mutually beneficial interactions that help you meet your business objectives and The Walrus Foundation continue to keep Canadians reading and thinking and talking.

RBC has enjoyed a great partnership with The Walrus Foundation over the past few years. We’ve supported The Walrus’s cover art program in alignment with our Emerging Artists Project, and collaborated on a conversation series about one of our areas of particular interest: children’s mental health. The Walrus team has been responsive to our ideas and requirements, and has delivered cost-effective and innovative programs and events. Plus, they put out a thought-provoking and stunningly well-written magazine!” says Shari Austin, vice president, corporate citizenship, RBC.

For further information about sponsoring The Walrus Foundation events or debates or making a corporate donation, please contact David Leonard, manager of events, at 416-971-5004 ext. 222 or


Major Gifts

Your significant involvement in The Walrus Foundation’s mission to promote public debate on matters vital to our country is key to our success. Perhaps you’d like to underwrite the production of a special issue or a piece of investigative journalism or support our intensive internship program.

We would be happy to discuss how a gift could work for you in terms of an area of interest, timing, and recognition. This support can be given as a one-time gift or a long-term pledge and can be made by cheque, credit card or gifts of securities.

Please contact Mary Cranston, director of development, at 416-971-5004 ext. 255 or, to be part of providing a home for provocative debate and fresh ideas in Canada.


Planned Giving

Planned giving offers a variety of philanthropic strategies that help you continue the Canadian conversation with The Walrus Foundation and advance your own financial and personal objectives.

These lifetime gestures, vital to the work that we do, ensure ongoing and stable funding. They can be easy to make. Among other options for planned giving, you can provide a bequest in your will, a gift of life insurance or a charitable annuity to The Walrus Foundation.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact Mary Cranston, director of development, at 416-971-5004 ext. 255 or


Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts provide special opportunities to honour a friend or family member.

A donation in memory of a loved one is an enduring way to recognize a connection to The Walrus Foundation and help keep the Canadian conversation going.

For a gift in honour of someone celebrating an anniversary, birthday, wedding or retirement, we will send a card on your behalf that recognizes your thoughtfulness. We will acknowledge the person you’re honouring in the annual recognition spread in The Walrus and you will also receive a receipt that can be used for income tax purposes.

Please contact Mary Cranston, director of development, at 416-971-5004 ext. 255 or for more information.

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