The Chawkers Foundation’s objectives are to aid charities working in the fields of environmental research and protection, and of education. The foundation has included the arts, cultural work, book publishing and health education in the scope of its means and objectives.
Chawkers makes grants only to registered Canadian charities.
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. 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 aid the Walrus Foundation by supplying funds needed to purchase manuscripts and art, and to edit the magazine.
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