National Philanthropy Day®

November 15, 2021 Celebrating the JOY of GIVING!

National Philanthropy Day or NDP was created in the United States in 1986 where President Reagan declared November 15 as the National Day of Philanthropy. In 2012, Canada joined in and welcomed the annual day of giving.

This special day annually celebrates the various charitable undertakings that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create an impact in their communities. The word philanthropy is derived from Latin and Greek, and the overall meaning is love for mankind.

Whether you have given:
your time to help the local food bank
your video-making expertise to help the kids showcase what they do best at the Boys & Girls Club
or your money/stocks to support your charity of choice


Click here to find your local Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) Chapter in your area.

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

A Global Day of Giving – Tuesday, November 30, 2021

This year Canada is taking part in the 9th annual global giving and volunteering movement known as Giving Tuesday that takes place the day after Black Friday. It is an opportunity to utilize social media networks to draw attention to your charitable cause, generate donations, and invite volunteers to help.

To learn more about GivingTuesday, click here.