Tides Canada’s donor advised funds are a flexible and cost-effective way to give to the charities you love.

With a donor advised fund your charitable giving is managed from one place, minimizing costs and maximizing impact so you can focus on what’s important—making real change.

We take care of the administration and due diligence, creating an efficient alternative to starting your own foundation. When you work with Tides Canada, you join a community of individuals, charities, foundations, nonprofits, and businesses who share your passion for environmental and social change.


Efficient, Flexible Giving

  • Entrust the administrative, legal, and accounting work to our knowledgeable staff.
  • View your fund activity and advise grants to charities any time through our online portal.
  • Make giving to your donor advised fund fast and easy with an online donation page.

Maximize Tax Benefits

  • Contribute to your fund any time and receive a tax receipt for your gift immediately—support your favourite causes right away and over time.
  • Donate how you like—we accept everything from gifts of securities to will or trust donations.

Fossil Fuel-Free Investment Portfolio

  • Open a fund with the confidence that your charitable dollars can grow sustainably in 100% fossil-fuel free portfolio screened for social, environmental, and governance (ESG) considerations.
  • Receive quarterly updates on the asset mix and fund performance.

Leave a Legacy

  • Plan your future giving today—leave your donor advised fund in your will to make your future giving plan a reality.
  • Create a donor advised fund to honour the memory of a loved one.

Open a donor advised fund in three easy steps:

  1. Select the type of donor advised fund:
    Giving Funds: if you plan to grant out most of your fund each year and wish to have maximum flexibility. You can make an immediate impact with your charitable dollars.
    Invested Giving Funds: if you plan to grant a small percentage of your fund each year and wish to maintain and grow your fund balance long term.

  2. Name your fund, create a fund purpose, and make an initial contribution.

  3. Support Tides Canada work that aligns with your giving plan or donate to any of your favourite local or national charities.

Ready to get started? Contact Melissa Leite at or 647.497.9975.

Impact Stories

See why people open a donor advised fund with Tides Canada

View Our Funds

  • 7th Generation Fund
  • Aguacene Fund
  • Alexander Graham Bell Innovation Fund
  • AnQi’s Little Angels Foundation Fund
  • Arctic Indigenous Fund
  • Auerbach Family Fund
  • Aurora Fund
  • Ayalik Fund
  • Bealight Fund
  • Black Philanthropy Fund
  • Burton Family Fund
  • Butterfly Wings Fund
  • Central Coast Conservation Fund
  • Chaloult Wallace Fund
  • Chauvel Fund
  • Chosen Waters Fund
  • CNIS Surgical & Obstetrical Skills Education Fund
  • Cohen Building Fund
  • Communications & Broadcasting Canadian Trust Fund
  • Coyle Family Foundation Fund
  • CPAWS Nova Scotia Conservation Fund
  • Dark Horse Fund
  • David J. Sokol Endowment Fund
  • Dene Ts’ı̨lı̨ – Dene Way of Life Fund
  • Division of UBC PM&R Fund
  • DLN Fund
  • Don Rubenstein Housing Fund
  • Dr. Bik May Wai & Dr. Chung Nin Lam Endowment Fund
  • Dragonfly Fund
  • Draimin-Haddon Endowment Fund
  • Équiterre Fund
  • Friends of Qatuwas Fund
  • Friends of QQS Conservation Support Fund
  • Fund for Action on Investment Responsibility
  • Funding Awesome Fund
  • FuturePLAY Fund
  • Great Bear Sea Fund
  • Harbinger Fund
  • Hollyhock Fund
  • Hoops 4 Hope Fund
  • Illahie Fund
  • Jantzi Research Fund
  • Jesse and Julie Rasch Foundation Fund
  • Joan McMillan Fund
  • Joel and Dana Solomon Fund
  • John Kenneth Galbraith Prize Endowment Fund
  • Jokabeca Foundation Fund
  • Jon Gates Foundation Fund
  • Joy Family Giving Fund
  • Language Documentation and Revitalization Fund
  • Lights On Fund
  • Lindalee Tracey Award Fund
  • Lunapads Global Opportunity Fund
  • MacGavin Fund
  • McMillan-Dobell Fund
  • Mentoring Excellence BC Fund
  • Michael and Amelia Humphries Earthrise Legacy Fund
  • Myer Fund
  • Naramata Conservation Fund
  • Natural Burial Association Fund
  • New Literacies Fund
  • Nonprofit Centers Fund
  • One Pull Fund
  • OSEA Education and Research Fund
  • Pacific Wild Fund
  • Perry Performing Arts Fund
  • Planeterra Fund
  • Power of Giving Fund
  • Rani Luthra Charitable Fund
  • Richardson Family Fund
  • Rideau Institute Research Fund
  • Robert Huber Memorial Fund
  • Robin Wheeler Legacy Fund
  • SHLF Endowment Fund
  • Skeena Watershed Fund
  • SkeenaWild Conservation Trust Fund
  • Social Innovation Conference Series
  • Social Venture Institute Fund
  • Sokol-Rubenstein Family Life Insurance Gift Fund
  • Somos El Barco Fund
  • Staal Family Giving Fund
  • Stand Now Fund
  • Strategic Philanthropy Course Fund
  • Street Kids International Fund
  • Sustaining Design Fund
  • Terrevive Fund
  • the deer crossing the art farm fund
  • Transformation Fund
  • Twin Island Protection Fund
  • Twyla Roscovich Memorial Fund
  • Tyee Solutions Society Fund
  • V. Paul Lee Family Foundation
  • Valerie Elia Fund
  • Vancouver Bicycle Fund
  • Vancouver Tomorrow Fund
  • Wellbeing Project
  • Wild Faith Fund
  • YouMeWe Foundation Fund