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We’re only as strong as the communities that support us. That’s why we’re passionate about creating a meaningful and sustainable impact on the places where we live and work. Our support spans fundraising and volunteering efforts through our Foundation, our Vibrant Communities initiative, and more. Through our focused, purpose-driven efforts, we aim to make a difference—one relationship at a time.

The Grant Thornton Foundation

Established to help us organize the collective efforts and significant contributions of our people across Canada, the Grant Thornton Foundation provides additional financial support for local, national, and international causes that resonate with our people.

  • Our Greater Purpose Program allocates a percentage of Grant Thornton’s annual net fees for donation back into our communities with the ultimate decision of which charities to support being made by our people. 
  • Our Matching Program amplifies the effect of our people’s fundraising efforts by matching up to $2,500 to support local community initiatives. 
  • Each year, we recognize colleagues who make significant or sustained contributions to charitable organizations or not-for-profits in their community through the CEO Community Service Awards. 

Learn more in our Impact Report

Vibrant Communities

In select communities across Canada, our Vibrant Communities initiative brings together a cross-section of local leaders and changemakers. We act as a convener, connector, and catalyst for local change. Over weeks of careful consultation culminating in an immersive, full-day experience, our people work with community members to dream big and discuss what makes their hometown great, and how can they make it even better. 

In 2024, Vibrant Communities heads to: Abbotsford, BC; Moncton, NB; St. John’s, NL; and Thunder Bay, ON. Stay tuned for 2025 locations! 

Growing from Within for Communities

This initiative is a fantastic opportunity to share our culture and give back to organizations that support so many others in meaningful ways. Our colleagues volunteer their time as trained facilitators to coach those working in the not-for-profit space. It’s designed to help these organizations build resilience and explore how they can take their learning into the future. In doing so, their positive impact ripples across the lives of their teams, colleagues, clients, families, and friends.