Three ways to contribute

We share your passion for research and public engagement on critical issues facing Canada and the world. 

Learn more about our priority funds and direct your annual fund gift to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation: 

Public Interaction Fund

This fund leverages the potential of the Foundation’s remarkable community of engaged intellectuals and practitioners. Your gift will be used for programming that puts scholars, fellows, and mentors in contact with stakeholders from civil society, governments, and the private sector so that they can test ideas, share research findings, and debate new points of view. Whether by supporting lectures, conferences, seminars, or projects, your donation to the Public Interaction Fund will further work in the Foundation’s original four themes as well as in our new targeted areas of inquiry. 

Endowment Support Fund

This fund helps ensure the long-term financial health of the Foundation. Your gift to the Endowment Support Fund is a commitment to the Foundation’s perpetuity; it helps us continue to mitigate the effects of the international financial context on our investments and keep up with inflation so that we can meet the Foundation’s mission for generations to come. 

Greatest Needs Fund

Gifts to this fund enable the Foundation to respond to immediate areas of need and emerging priorities in the year in which they are received. The Greatest Needs Fund provides the Foundation with flexible, unrestricted funds to fill gaps and enhance our scholarships, fellowships, mentorships, marketing, and communications.