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Supporting Good Causes Worldwide

The Chapel & York Canada Foundation is part of the ever increasing Family of Foundations set up by Chapel & York International

The Family of Foundation was established to increase the flow of philanthropic funds to organizations worldwide. The Foundations offer charities, non-profits, educations institutions, NGOs and other organizations the opportunity to fundraiser simply and effectively in countries without having to set up dedicated legal entities.

Having a family of foundations means we can offer you one solution for a number of countries. The Chapel & York family extends across three key fundraising regions: USA and Canada; UK, The Netherlands, and Switzerland; and Hong Kong and Singapore.

Chapel & York Foundations can help organizations fundraise in their countries by ensuring you have a presence in the country and enabling your donors to make tax-effective donations.

We can also support your fundraising endeavours through our International Fundraising Consultancy Services. Whether you need to rethink your fundraising strategy, establish a fundraising program in a new market, develop donor acquisition programs, research grants or organize events, Chapel & York has a team of experienced fundraisers who will help you be successful.


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Join the Family of Foundations

Membership with The Chapel & York Canada Foundation or any of the Family of Foundations means you can immediately fundraiser in a country without worrying about the regulatory, banking, donation processing, or technical issues as that is all done for you. Donations made to the Foundation are used to support you. We can accept donations from individuals, company sponsorship, grants from other foundations, and even government funding.

Organizations can apply to join an individual foundation or the entire Family of Foundations under one of two membership levels – Affiliate Fund or Named Fund.

An Affiliate Fund is the less expensive option. You are listed as an Affiliate on the Foundation’s website and feature on a generic donation page drop-down list for donors to find you. There is an annual membership fee, and a percentage of the funds you raise will be retained by the Foundation.

A Named Fund gives your organization the most name recognition and coordination with your current entity. Your organization is entitled to a dedicated branded landing page for online donations, and you receive an immediate notification of every donation received. There is an annual fee and the retained fees are half of the Affiliate Fund. Other benefits include a dedicated branded

Annual Membership Fees are as follows:

NAMED FUND £2000.00*

Initial One‐off Fees for one Foundation are as follows:

WEB PAGE SET UP £500.00*

You can choose to upgrade your dedicated branded donation page to a premium page. A premium page allows for you to request edits throughout the year and to request an additional page for an event.


Discounts apply to organisations joining multiple Foundations. You may choose different memberships for different Foundations.

* Price exclusive of VAT

Members may upgrade from an Affiliate Membership to a Named Fund at any time. They will be subject to the web page set up fee and a pro‐rated membership fee increase. Members wishing to join a new Foundation part way through the year will be subject to the incremental evaluation fee (£50 per new Foundation ) and will receive a pro‐rated first year invoice. Subsequently all Foundations memberships will renew at the same time.

With an Affiliate Fund Membership, a 2% Retention Rate is charged by the Foundation(s) on all donations.
With a Named Fund Membership, a 1% Retention Rate is charged by the Foundation(s) on all donations.

Please note: Additional processing fee between 2.6% and 3.2% apply to all donor contributions received online. Donors are given the option to cover these fees in addition to their donation.

The Board of the Chapel & York Canada Foundation, Inc will meet quarterly in 2022 to consider applications and payments to agents. Donation cut off dates denoted in brackets.

Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 (Monday, 31st January 2022)
Tuesday, 17th May 2022 – AGM (Saturday, 30th April 2022)
Tuesday, 23rd August 2022 (Sunday, 31st July 2022)
Tuesday, 22nd November 2022 (Monday, 31st October 2022)
Your application will not be considered unless we have the correct paperwork, a fully completed form, and payment has been received. Your application is evaluated against the criteria for the one or all countries depending on your membership. We will review your governing documents, mission, vision, current activities, and financial statements to ensure your organization is able to receive grants in the appropriate countries. Once we are satisfied that your organization meets the criteria for each country, your application will be submitted for Trustee approval in the appropriate countries. The Boards of the Chapel & York Foundations meet once every three months to consider applications for evaluation and you will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible. If any application is rejected your membership fee will be immediately refunded. If you would like to submit an application offline please contact
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Meet the Board

Sana Mahboob

Sana Mahboob is an enormous advocate for the communities she serves. She began her career at the University of Manitoba, while completing her B.Sc. and is Senior Advisor with the Government of Canada. With over a decade of experience in education, philanthropy and advisory roles, Sana continues to work directly with various stakeholders, and holds executive positions on local, national, and international Boards ranging from philanthropy, sports, youth, and information technology. As an immigrant to Canada, Sana brings a diverse perspective and passion to everything she does, professionally and personally.

Liz LeClair, CFRE

Liz LeClair is proud to call herself a fundraiser and a feminist. She brings more than 15 years of experience to her role as the Director of Advancement at the Nova Scotia SPCA in Halifax. Born in Toronto, she has lived and worked on both coasts, working with a variety of nonprofits, in a variety of sectors. Liz is a long-standing member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the current chair of the AFP Women's Impact Initiative (WII). She sits on the board of CFRE International and has done so since 2018. In the fall of 2019 Liz helped co-found the National Day of Conversation to highlight the issue of sexualized violence in fundraising. Liz is committed to speaking up about the challenges facing women and marginalized individuals in the non-profit sector.

Allen Davidov

Allen Davidov, MBA, CM. is the Senior Vice President & Practice Leader of the nonprofit, energy, transportation, public sector and government healthcare at Environics Analytics. With nearly twenty years of experience in marketing, analytics, and fundraising, he has worked with organizations of all sizes to unlock the value of information in decision-making and business strategy. Prior to joining EA, Allen successfully led marketing, and a variety of fundraising programs at a number of organizations. Allen is also an active member of the Canadian Marketing Association Not-For-Profit Council, a marketing and data volunteer with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, and a member of Seneca College’s Marketing Advisory Council. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University, a Creative Advertising diploma from Centennial College, and a Chartered Marketer certificate from the Canadian Marketing Association.

Arnold Blackstar

Arnold Blackstar is the Director of Policy and Research at the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council (IAESC), an independent Indigenous quality assurance organization in Ontario. Mr. Blackstar is also the Chair of the Indigenous Institutes Quality Assessment Board. Arnold Blackstar earned his Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Law at the University of Saskatchewan, and is a graduate of the Executive Program at the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto. Arnold has held positions at the Ministry of Colleges and Universities in Toronto, he was Executive Director at the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund, Director of Indigenous programs at Canada World Youth and Regional Manager for the Saskatchewan of RCMP Aboriginal Policing Directorate. Arnold’s roots extend from Little Pine and Moosomin First Nations and is fluent in Cree, Spanish, French and English.

Marni Tuttle

The last decade has seen Marni dedicate time and energy volunteering in organizations across her community and beyond. She has led the local Ratepayers Association and Community Centre, played a leadership role in community baseball and Skate Canada associations, Lions projects and on local political campaigns. Beyond her volunteer roles Marni has held senior roles in organizations in the education, environment, continuing care and animal welfare sectors. As an entrepreneur and a consultant, she has experience in health care, arts and culture, and social causes including refugees, Black Nova Scotia initiatives and food security. Marni earned her BA (English), BSc (Computing Science) and Masters in Electronic Commerce, all from Dalhousie University. She is one of just over 20 Nova Scotians to have earned their Certification as a Fund Raising Executive.

Nancy Bikson

Nancy Bikson is the Managing Director of Chapel & York.  She is a lawyer with over 30 years’ experience providing advice to private clients and charities worldwide.  She has lived in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and France and has worked with and for organisations across the world in both legal and fundraising capacities.  She has specialised in cross-border philanthropy and fundraising for a range of organisations and donors.  She has a BA in Medieval English History, a Juris Doctor degree and a LLM (Master of Laws Degree, Tax).

Ligia Peña, CFRE

Ligia has more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector in Canada and internationally having raised funds for small and medium-sized charities and large NGOs. As a fundraising strategist, she has done developed fundraising programs focused on donor acquisition, retention, conversion, middle and major gifts, grants and foundations and now specializes in legacy giving. Ligia is also a PhD candidate at the University of Kent where she’s researching national legacy marketing campaigns. She brings her extensive knowledge of the Canadian non-profit sector as Executive Director of the Chapel & York Canada Foundation, as well as her vast international fundraising experience as Director of International Fundraising Services.

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Donors can support the work of charitable organizations by making a gift to the Foundation.

You can choose to make a donation online, make a Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), donate property, donate stocks, securities and mutual funds, or donate via cheque using a downloadable form. NOTE: Donors do not need a payment portal account to process donations via credit card.

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Chapel & York Canada Foundation
376 Victoria Avec., Suite 200
Westmount, Quebec
H3Z 1C3, Canada

+1 (514) 295 4919