Funding Priorities

Arts & Culture

The Hal Jackman Foundation supports creativity and celebrates human expression in all its forms. We seek to nurture exceptional creative accomplishment through the development and presentation of compelling artistic programs in the visual and performing arts. We support cultural organizations that offer a diverse and inclusive view of the arts and that help to build the audiences of the future.

Creative Communities

The Foundation believes in fostering a vibrant, public realm. We fund city building initiatives in Toronto that support the integration of arts and culture in community revitalization, and in the animation of public spaces.


Education continues to be a central focus of the Jackman family’s philanthropy, with an emphasis on the humanities in institutions of higher learning. The Foundation supports scholarship that contributes to an interdisciplinary and cross cultural understanding of both modern society and past civilizations.

Health & Wellness

The Hal Jackman Foundation invests in programs and organizations that directly improve the health and well-being of families in Toronto, including funding initiatives in the areas of mental health and medical research.