Shepherd mix looking at cameraA major gift to the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society can take many forms: from a one-time donation to a gift of stock, to an endowment or a bequest. You can select the form that best suits your lifestyle and personal giving preferences.

Some people choose to give an outright gift of cash in one lump sum, while others choose to spread their donation out over time by pledging an amount and indicating the time frame in which they want to give. Major gifts can include tangible assets, like real estate, securities, and equipment. Anyone can make a major gift – individuals, families, foundations, and companies.

Major gifts are used to support our animal welfare work across the province and can be directed to your local community if you like. In some cases, a major gift to one of these areas may fund a specific project like a new facility or animal care centre.

However, many people choose to give unrestricted gifts that allow us to respond quickly to emergency situations like a natural disaster, or to come to the aid of animals that are surrendered into our care with unique or extensive medical care requirements.

To make a major gift, please use our donation form or contact Diana Blackmore, Director, Philanthropy at or 905-898-7122 ext. 309, to learn more about matching our unique giving opportunities with your desired level of charitable support.

Please visit our Leave a Gift in Your Will page for more information on other types of major gift opportunities.

Talk to us

We would be happy to hear from you anytime to answer your questions about how we can work together to match your interests and passion with opportunities to help animals and further animal welfare.

Diana Blackmore
Director, Philanthropy
Toll-free: 905-898-7122 ext. 309