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 As a charitable cultural organization, TIFF relies on the generous philanthropic contributions of people like you.

The impact of your contribution is visible throughout TIFF Bell Lightbox. As a year-round destination, TIFF Bell Lightbox is home to a unique blend of galleries, studios, cinemas and event spaces. Through our growing community of supporters, TIFF populates these spaces with innovative and original programming including major exhibitions, learning programmes for youth and adults, school workshops, family drop-in activities, screenings, on-stage conversations, and so much more.

Donations have also made it possible for TIFF's community initiatives to flourish beyond our walls. Special Delivery maintains its travelling series, which incorporates a screening and a discussion followed by a film-craft workshop for children and youth in underserved communities. Reel Comfort affords a creative outlet for mental health patients with screenings, special guests, discussions and film-craft workshops. Film Circuit continues to be active in more than 160 communities across Canada showcasing the best in Canadian and International film.

And we continue to support and foster emerging talents, so they have a presence on the world stage and right here at home.

Please consider joining our growing family of donors. Together, we will transform the way people see the world through film.

Donate today. Thank you for your support.

Charitable Registration Number: 119304541 RR0001

How to Give to TIFF

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Ways to support

Annual Fund

These funds have a far-reaching impact as they support the year-round operation of TIFF Bell Lightbox, giving film lovers from around the world a space in which to gather.

Pocket Fund

Donations to TIFF's Pocket Fund ensure underserved community groups, students and families have the opportunity to attend TIFF Kids International Film Festival (formerly Sprockets) and enjoy the educational and cultural experiences offered year-round at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Click here to learn more about the Pocket Fund.

Major Gifts

Major gifts support a myriad of programmes and special initiatives, including exhibitions and retrospectives, higher-learning classes and educational workshops, film programming, public programming, and so much more.

Other ways to support

United Way

As part of your company's United Way campaign, you can designate all or a portion of your donation to TIFF! On your United Way pledge card, indicate that you would like to designate your donation to TIFF and include our charitable registration number: 119304541 RR0001.

You may also call your local United Way office to request that your gift be directed to TIFF.

Gifts of Securities

A gift of shares and securities is an easy way to maximize your donation. Consider donating securities directly to tiff rather then selling them first, and avoid paying tax on capital gains. Contact us for a letter of authorization to share with your investment advisor.

Planned and Legacy Giving

A planned or legacy gift will transform the way people see the world through film for generations to come. Planning your gift can be as simple as creating a bequest through you mentioning TIFF in your will, establishing a life insurance policy or trust, or highlighting TIFF as the beneficiary of your retirement savings plan. Contact us to learn more, or to assist you or your lawyer on a confidential basis.

Corporate Partnerships and Corporate Matching Gifts

In addition to our major corporate sponsors, TIFF relies on the philanthropic support of the corporate community, who enable many of TIFF's programmes and initiatives. Contact us today to learn more.

Also, corporations are realizing the value of investing in the communities where their employees work and live. Through Corporate Matching Gifts — a donation made by an employer that matches the amount of an employee's personal donation to a charity of their choice — companies can help their employees make a larger, more impactful gift to TIFF. Speak with your company's Human Resources department to see if your company has a Corporate Matching Gifts programme.

Mobile Giving. New!

Now it’s even easier to donate and help keep our exciting programmes accessible.Text TIFF to 30333 and a $5 donation will be added to your wireless bill or deducted from your prepaid mobile account.You may make a $5 gift up to 6 times per month, and all charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider.

Message & Data Rates May Apply. Tax receipts are available through the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada, accessible at