As a charitable organization, TIFF is more than an eleven-day Festival; we are committed to growing and strengthening our community, 365 days a year. From providing our programming to families facing financial challenges to working with mental health clients, TIFF is committed to bringing the power of film to life for everyone.

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Charitable Registration Number: 119304541 RR0001 Tax receipts are issued for all donations $10 or more.

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Pocket Fund

To ensure that no child or youth is turned away due to financial circumstance, donations to the Pocket Fund provide free and discounted tickets to thousands of young people in need each year.

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Reel Comfort

Reel Comfort provides a creative and therapeutic outlet for clients in Mental Health/Psychiatric Units at Toronto Hospitals. Through film presentations, special guest visits, and hands-on film craft workshops, this innovative programme engages, educates, and entertains.

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Reel Comfort

For further information, please contact:
Elysse Leonard
Coordinator, Reel Comfort Programme
416-599-8433 extension 2246

Special Delivery

Through community outreach, TIFF works to ensure that opportunities for engagement, creation and screening extend to young people across the GTA. With Special Delivery, we collaborate with community organizations and partners to amplify youth experiences through film by bringing our programming to under-served neighbourhoods throughout the city.

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To Access Special Delivery

Special Delivery presentations and workshops are available for daytime, evening or weekend sessions. There is also flexibility in the selection of films and type of workshop. To discuss the particular needs and interests of your group and for further information, please contact:

Emily Scheer
Senior Manager, Family & Youth Programming
416-599-8433 extension 2219

Reel Magic

Reel Magic will provides individuals and families in financial need complimentary tickets to a film. Reel Magic increases access to film and ensures everyone can enjoy the Festival!


"In this day and age, the next generation needs mentors, guidance, resources and inspiration. More than ever, young people in the GTA need to feel hope and need space to express non-violently and creatively. The value of Special Delivery is that it opens young minds to the possibility of possibilities."

— Charles Officer, filmmaker

TIFF Gives

TIFF Gives assists other charities with their fundraising efforts by providing complimentary TIFF Memberships and tickets. Since 2011, TIFF has supported over 400 community organizations through this programme.

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TIFF Gives

TIFF is a charitable arts organization dedicated to transforming how people see the world through film. We are pleased to help other charitable organizations when we can. To learn more about TIFF's charitable activities, click here.

For requests relating to rental of space at TIFF Bell Lightbox, please direct your inquiries by email.

There is a limited number of TIFF Memberships and TIFF Bell Lightbox screening tickets available to charitable organizations. Priority will be given to arts-related organizations.


  • Priority will be given to arts-related organizations
  • Your organization must be a registered charity. (Regrettably, private schools and religious institutions are not eligible.)
  • TIFF will donate to an organization once per calendar year.
  • Non-profit organizations, community groups, and third party events are eligible to apply but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • As we are a charity, TIFF does not sponsor other organizations by way of cash contributions.
  • TIFF does not purchase tables to charitable or political events.
  • TIFF does not contribute to corporate events.

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Submitting a Request to TIFF Gives

Requests are accepted through the following online application form.
TIFF makes a limited number of tickets available each month. We will evaluate requests in the order in which they are received. If the supply of tickets runs out before we are able to fulfill your organization's request, you may reapply in a following month.

Notification for Applicants

Although TIFF Gives reviews all submissions received, due to the heavy volume of requests we are only able to respond to successful applicants.

Yearly Schedule

Please be aware that following the February 1, 2016 deadline, our review times and response dates will change. In order to ensure your event is considered for TIFF Gives, please see the chart below:

Date of Request:

Response Date for Approvals:

January 5 – February 1, 2016

February 8, 2016

February 2 – March 27, 2016

April 3, 2016

March 28 – May 22, 20166

May 29, 2016

May 23 – July 17, 2016

July 24, 2016

July 18 – October 23, 2016

October 30, 2016

October 24 – December 23, 2016

January 4, 2017

TIFF Gives Success Stories

In the past four years, TIFF Gives has presented over $108,500 in prizes for fellow charities.

“We would like to thank TIFF for your support. The event was a huge success with over 200 people in attendance and over $4000 raised for the charity MusicCounts and George Brown College Scholarships.  Your generosity is so appreciated. We couldn’t have done it without you!” – The Take Back Tuesday Team, George Brown College

“These are financially tough times in some high schools, but your contribution to Rosedale helps foster and develop our kids’ imagination, creativity and deep respect for others.” – Barrie Sketchley, Rosedale Heights School of Arts

“It is the support of donors, supporters and community partners like TIFF that makes Toronto a more vibrant place to live and work!  Donors ensure that YPT can produce inspirational shows and educational programming that reaches 70,000 young people each year.” – Ashley Boucher, Young People’s Theatre

Past Recipients Include

Arkan Dance Company
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Gallery of Ontario
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Toronto
Canada’s National Ballet School
Canadian Deaf Blind Association
Canadian Film Centre
Canadian Opera Company
Canadian Stage
Daily Bread Food Bank
Etobicoke School of the Arts
Guelph Public Library
The Grand Theatre
Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Habitat for Humanity, Hamilton
Hannaford Silver Street Band
Hockey Hall of Fame
Inside Out LGTB Film Festival
John Howard Society of Toronto
Kingston Canadian Film Festival
The Lambton College Foundation
Laughs for Charity
MS Society of Canada
Music Toronto
OCAD University
Odyssey Theatre
Ontario Crafts Council
Ontario Museum Association
Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
Reel Asian Film Festival
Sheena’s Place
Special Olympics Canada
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Stephen Lewis Foundation
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
United Way
Woodgreen Foundation
World Literacy Canada
Young People’s Theatre