History of the Foundation

The Donner Canadian Foundation was established in 1950 by William H. Donner. In the mid-1960s, the Foundation began to focus on specific program interests, among these, research on public policy. The Donner family chose Canada's centennial year, 1967, to embark on a course of professional grantmaking that has contributed well over $100 million to more than 1,000 projects across Canada and around the world.

In addition to ongoing funding of public policy research, the Foundation supports environmental, international development, and social service projects. Every year, the Donner Book Prize honours the best book on Canadian public policy, and the Donner Canadian Foundation Awards recognize excellence in the delivery of social service. The Foundation is guided by a Board of Governors composed of representatives of the Donner family and prominent Canadians from a variety of fields.

 

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News

> September 24, 2014
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ANNOUNCED FOR $50,000 DONNER BOOK PRIZE

Allan Gotlieb, Chairman of the Donner Canadian Foundation, today announced the official Call for Submissions for the seventeenth annual Donner Prize, the award for best book on public policy by a Canadian.
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