Thomas Foundation

The Thomas Foundation, based in British Columbia Canada, was funded and incorporated by its Chairman Peter Thomas and his family in 1990. It is a public foundation that primarily supports the activities of charities catering to children, mental health, and education in Canada. Since the year 2000, the Foundation has contributed over $2 Million to community charities and foundations.

The following are the most recent causes supported by the Thomas Foundation. Please follow the links to the charity and foundation websites for detailed information.

Children & Youth

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Power To Be Adventure Therapy
Young Life Canada
Youth With A Mission (Canada House)
Varshney Capital Charity Golf Classic for children’s charities
The Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation
Michael O’Brian Foundation - The Lotus Children’s Centre and Orphanage – Mongolia

Mental Health & Addiction

Coast Mental Health Foundation
United Way of Greater Victoria
Resurrection Recovery Resource Society (Freedom’s Door)
Avalon Recovery Society


Since 2007, the Thomas Foundation has been thrilled to support two educational grant programs:

The Coast Foundation educational grants help youth under the age of 35, who suffer from a mental illness and who are Coast Foundation members, to achieve their life goals and reach their highest personal potential through educational assistance.

The Power To Be educational grants support and encourage a Power To Be Wilderness School youth to become a values-based leader in our community. The school supports at risk youths during a time frame of five years, from age 12 to 17. During the five years, the youths learn the necessary values, communications and leadership skills to effectively integrate into society, and more importantly, to make a positive contribution.

Royal Roads University Foundation, Todd Thomas Institute for Values-Based Leadership
Variety Learning Centre
Barnabas Family Ministries


BC Cancer Foundation
VGH and UBC Hospital Foundations
Face the World Foundation
Looking Glass Foundation
Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation
Jewish Family Services Agency
Central Okanagan Foundation
Vancouver International Film Festival
Frank and Eva Mayer Campaign for Continuity
BC Lions Foundation

While the Thomas Foundation supports charities in Canada, the Todd Thomas Foundation was established to support mental health charities in the Unites States. Click here to learn about the Todd Thomas Foundation.