There’s big money in charities. In 2021, the latest year for which data is available, Canadian charities reported $21 billion in donations. That was enough to buy 18,500 homes in Toronto or to buy every single resident of London, Ont. a new car.

But the money isn’t distributed equally across all charitable causes. The IJF has charity tax return data from 1990 to the present day. Here are seven highlights from our charities data from 2003 and onwards.

The Mastercard Foundation dwarfs the wealthiest charities in Canada