To support children from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to remove economic, physical and other barriers that might prevent them from becoming healthy, productive members of society.
The Milos Raonic Foundation will support initiatives intended to reduce economic, physical and other barriers that might prevent the full integration of children in their communities. In the initial stages of its work, the foundation will focus, in particular, on children with physical disabilities.
About the Foundation
The Milos Raonic Foundation is officially registered as a private foundation with the Canada Revenue Agency (Registration no.: 824271886 RR0001) The Foundation is also a member of and abides by the values and principles of Philanthropic Foundations Canada.
The Canadian Paralympic Committee
The foundation awarded a grant of $30,000 to the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) to develop and implement the Find an Activity online tool. Intended to help kids with a disability become active, the innovative parasport digital online tool will enable educators, parents and health care practitioners to identify appropriate and easy-to-access resources. The Find an Activity online resource will be launched in 2015 with the potential to benefit thousands of Canadian young people.
Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
During a return visit to meet the kids and staff of the Holland-Boorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in July 2014, Milos awarded a grant of $20,000 from his foundation to support the hospital’s Igniting Fitness Possibilities: A Program to Get Kids Moving. The project will mobilize inactive children and youth – with and without disabilities – in the Greater Toronto area resulting in the inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in sport and fitness activities in their local community centres. Milos also committed his foundation to a further grant of $30,000 if the hospital foundation could raise an additional $50,000 for the project – a goal which Holland-Bloorview successfully achieved.
The grant for the Igniting Fitness Possibilities project is only the latest in a series of grants awarded to Holland-Bloorview by the Milos Raonic Foundation.
In 2013, the foundation awarded a $40,000 grant to the hospital to establish the Milos Raonic Agility Clinic to help kids with disabilities engage in physical activity. That commitment inspired PricewaterhouseCoopers to donate an additional $25,000 to the clinic.
In that same year, the Milos Raonic Foundation also awarded a challenge grant of $30,000 if Holland Bloorview could raise an equal amount to support the development of a pediatric version of the LC Knee™, an innovative and low-cost prosthetic knee developed by Holland Bloorview engineer scientist, Dr. Jan Andrysek. The hospital not only met but exceeded the challenge and raised an additional $44,700 from almost 300 generous donors.
In total, the Milos Raonic Foundation has now committed $120,000 in grants to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and that support has leveraged approximately $120,000 in additional donations to the hospital.
The Milos Raonic Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited applications for grants. If you have an innovative idea related to the foundation’s mission and priorities, however, please mail a one page summary of your proposal to the foundation at the address listed on this webpage. Please note that we are only able to fund initiatives undertaken by registered Canadian charities.
Donating to the Foundation
Donations to the Milos Raonic Foundation are appreciated and will be used solely to support the mission and work of the foundation. Donations in any amount can be made safely and securely online by clicking on the Donate Now button on this page. All donations will receive an official receipt which can be used for Canadian tax purposes.