Support our work for a better Canada

We invite you to join hundreds of individual Canadians, philanthropic foundations, corporate partners, community organizations and all levels of government, together committed to building a smarter and more caring Canada.

Particularly during this time of national and global crisis, the RHF has been thinking about what we can do to make things better for those around us. Given the long-term nature of our programming, we will continue to reach Canadians in different ways over the coming months. What’s more, we’re turning our attention to how Canada can emerge even stronger from this crisis.  Community building in all its facets will undoubtedly continue and that’s where we’ll focus our energy – on bringing people and organizations together to help build a better and stronger Canada.

As a registered national charity, there are many ways to support the nation-building work of the Rideau Hall Foundation. See below to use our secure online donation form.


The Johnston Fund for Canada

“When we set our sights together, we can do better and inspire each other to achieve great things.”

— The Right Honourable David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada and Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation

The Johnston Fund for Canada was established as an enduring legacy of the mandate of the Right Honourable David Johnston, Canada’s 28th Governor General. The Fund is intended to advance Canadian pride in our country and to celebrate those individuals who have displayed important leadership or achievement.

We are most grateful to the Taylor Family Foundation for providing the initial seed funding to the Johnston Fund for Canada through their remarkable contribution of $5 million. This gift, along with the generous contributions of Canadians from coast to coast to coast, is helping the Rideau Hall Foundation focus on the future of our country. This includes responding to opportunities to extend philanthropy and giving; education and learning; innovation; and leadership.

The Johnston Fund for Canada is more than an idea; it is a means to invest in the barn-raising approaches for Canadians to work together in making a smarter and more caring country, not just for ourselves but for generations to come. For more information on the Johnston Fund for Canada, please reach out to Teresa Marques, President and CEO of the Rideau Hall Foundation.


Gift Planning

The Rideau Hall Foundation is committed to making an enduring contribution to Canada through initiatives that focus on excellence, equality of opportunity, innovation and leadership. We invite you to join the Right Honourable David Johnston in building your own legacy for future generations of Canadians through a gift in your will.  A gift at any level is an investment in Canada’s future.

By including a bequest to the Rideau Hall Foundation as part of your estate planning, you are ensuring that the Rideau Hall Foundation will continue to deliver programs benefitting Canada for generations to come.

If you have included the Rideau Hall Foundation in your estate plans, please let us know so that we may offer our thanks. You may contact Charles McCulloch at 613-227-2758 or


Corporate and Foundation gifts

The Rideau Hall Foundation welcomes new partnerships with corporations and philanthropic foundations whose values align with our programs and objectives.

Collaborations between leading entrepreneurs, enterprise and foundations can be a powerful catalyst to solving some of our nation’s biggest challenges and realizing our greatest opportunities as Canadians.  Please contact us to learn more about how we work in partnership.


The RHF gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada for its contribution in honour of the Right Honourable David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada (2010-2017). We are immensely grateful to our family of donors who have responded to the Legacy Fund in honour of David Johnston by contributing to the 1:1 matching opportunity before us.

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To make a secure gift online, please complete the donation form below.

To donate by mail, please make your cheque payable to the Rideau Hall Foundation and send to:

Rideau Hall Foundation
Attention: Charles McCulloch
9 Rideau Gate
Ottawa, ON K1M 1M6

To donate by telephone, please call us at 613-227-2758.

To make a gift by wire transfer, or by the sale of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other publicly-traded securities, please contact Charles McCulloch at 613-227-2758 or Your gift of stocks and shares (securities) to the Rideau Hall Foundation can bring about a tax credit greater than the value of your original investment. You will receive a tax receipt for the full market value of the securities at the closing trading price on the day they are received and will not owe capital gains tax on the advantage of the securities from the cost base.

Please note that gifts may be made as a one-time contribution, or as a multi-year pledge, payable over time.

Thank you for supporting the Rideau Hall Foundation. Our CRA charitable registration number is: 848037248RR0001. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for all eligible donations.