Supported Charities
Charities supported by the Bay of Quinte Benevolent Charitable Fund
Registered Charity No. 118800762RR0001

The Yellow Brick House is a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding lives of abused women and children in the York Region of Ontario. A team of dedicated counsellors, educators, administration staff and volunteers work hard to ensure women and children have a safe place to turn to if they become victims of domestic abuse. Yellow Brick House provides core services of emergency shelter and outreach programs. The emergency shelter offers a safe place for women leaving their abusive relationships. Their outreach services offer hope to women and their children in various stages of their abusive relationship. Learn more about the Yellow Brick House..

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a Canadian health charity that was founded in 1974 by a small group of families intent on finding a cure for the disease robbing their children of sight. During that time, conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and other retinal dystrophies were thought to be incurable. Undaunted, those families enlisted the support of Canada's leading medical scientists and set to work collecting money for vision research. From those humble beginnings, The Foundation Fighting Blindness has grown to become Canada's leading private supporter of retina research. Learn more about The Foundation Fighting Blindness.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Canada was founded in 1994 by Ron Evason, who at that time was the President of the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) of Canada. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1993, he realized that there was little, if any, high caliber research being done for the disease. With the support of several colleagues at SPI, he registered a charitable organization whose mission was to support research into the cause, cure, and prevention of prostate cancer. The Foundation worked tirelessly with professionals and organizations to advance the prostate cancer cause. A 1997 National Prostate Cancer Forum brought together 150 stakeholders to develop direction for future research, communication, and advocacy activities. The Foundation continued to move forward on forum recommendations by participating in the Prostate Cancer Alliance of Canada.
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Salvation Army's activities revolve around meeting human needs while being a transforming influence in the communities of our world. God's mission is one of love and restoration. It has the power to liberate, heal and transform individuals and communities. They too seek to embody that same grace and mission in their thoughts, words and deeds. Visit the Salvation Army website.

CharityBreakfast for Learning is a leading national non-profit organization solely dedicated to child nutrition programs in Canada. They know that when a child is well-nourished, they perform better in school and they work to ensure students receive healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks they need to succeed. Learn more about Breakfast For Learning.
The Richmond Hill Soccer Club is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for any person in the Town of Richmond Hill, to play organized soccer at recreational and competitive levels. Programs for both indoor or outdoor assist all participants in reaching their potential through development of players, coaches, referees and administrators. The Richmond Hill Soccer Club is the largest recreational club in the town of Richmond Hill. Over 6200 members are currently playing soccer for the RHSC and 92% of the club's members are under the age of 19. Learn more about the Richmond Hill Soccer Club.

The Toronto Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together. They provide simple things that put joy and normalcy back into their lives during a terrifying time. Sitting down for a home-cooked meal together, waking up together, under one roof, ready to face the tough day ahead. Laughing and playing with their kids in one of their supportive programs. The best healing happens in a place like home. The House offers 28 comfortably furnished family bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, a warm and inviting kitchen and dining area, common family room, playroom and free laundry facilities. Visit the Ronald McDonald Toronto website to learn more.

In 1976, Metro Toronto Legion Village welcomed its first 14 residents. It was renamed Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care in 2003 in honour of one of its founders. Over 600 residents have called it home. The centre is built on two floors, in the shape of a cross. It has 50 rooms, 100 beds, and provides long-term care for married couples or single residents. They also welcome Silver Cross Mothers. The centre is a complete community. It has lounges, reading areas, arts and crafts rooms, a therapeutic swimming pool, a bar and a gift shop. Residents can get their hair done in the beauty salon, attend meals in the dining room, and find solace in the chapel. In addition to management staff, the centres' team of professionals includes Registered Nurses, a Medical Director, a Dietitian, a Physiotherapist, a Social Worker, a Massage Therapist and many more.

The Masonic Foundation of Ontario was formed in 1964 by a special Act of the Ontario Legislature to provide the means for using the Craft's financial resources for the benefit of the community at large. It is a public Foundation and is registered with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. The objectives of the Foundation set out clearly its charitable nature. They receive, maintain, manage, control and use donations exclusively for charitable purposes within the Province of Ontario. They use donations for the relief of poverty, advancement of education, and advancement of other purposes beneficial to communities. They also fund bursaries, hearing research, drug and substance abuse education in the school systems, and other specific and community projects that fall within its guidelines. Serving the Masons and People of Ontario for the Cause of Good.