The Chawkers Foundation

The Chawkers Foundation’s objectives are to aid charities working in the field of environmental research and protection, and of education. The foundation has also included cultural work, and support for long-form non-fiction, in the scope of its means and objectives. The Chawkers Foundation was created in 1988 with a sole donation from Charles S. Alexander, a resident of Montreal and Quebec’s Cantons de l’Est, who sadly passed away on November 18th, 2016.

The Foundation’s board of directors meets twice yearly in Toronto.

In 2003, Chawkers committed to providing the funding necessary for launching the Walrus Magazine, with a mandate to promote discourse about matters vital to Canadians. Chawkers continues to support the Walrus Foundation by supporting writers and artists, and to train young journalists.

We are very pleased to announce our new initiative: in order to actively align our capital with our mission, the foundation has invested in Solarshare Community Solar Bonds and in the MaRS Catalyst Fund. Through these investments, we will not only continue to fulfill our foundation’s mandate of charitable grants, but also support important new work in clean energy and in innovative educational enterprises.

CRA Registration # 119222040RR0001. Chawkers makes grants only to registered Canadian charities.

environment, education, and non-fiction writing