Donate to hundreds of charities making a difference in Ottawa

Your tax-deductible donation will go towards critical work being done by registered charities in Ottawa. Plus, your donation is pooled with others to help achieve wide-reaching effects in your community.

The CanadaHelps Ottawa Fund is an aggregate fund that includes hundreds of small and medium-sized charities that are working in your local community – perfect if you’re looking for a simple way to make an impact across a broad sector of charities!

Your donation will support local Ottawa charities providing essential social services, supporting local art and culture, and building safer communities. This could mean life-changing help for those in need through more shelters, food banks, support for the unemployed, counselling services for at-risk youth, resources to protect animals, and much more.

Donate to make Ottawa an even better place to call home! Plus, get a charitable tax receipt instantly.

What people are saying

“I always give to local charities. Love that this helps a lot of causes and brings the community together to help those in need in our city. Such an amazing concept!”
Scott Johnston

What makes up the CanadaHelps Ottawa Fund

Social Services
Public Benefit
Indigenous Peoples
Arts & Culture


The CanadaHelps Ottawa Fund includes 242 local charities who are working to make Ottawa a better place!

The Ottawa fund is an aggregate fund that includes hundreds of small and medium-sized charities, including food banks, homeless shelters, other social services, arts and culture charities, environmental organizations, children’s charities, and much more.

To ensure donations reach charities easily and efficiently, charities must be one of the 19,000 charities registered to receive funds electronically from CanadaHelps. Funds are transferred at the end of each quarter. The chart above shows the primary category associated with charities included in the fund, although many charities are associated with more than one category. We regularly update the list of charities in the CanadaHelps Ottawa Fund.

To see the list of charities included in this Fund, you can view the list here.

Why donate to a Local Fund on CanadaHelps?

The power of many
Join with others in your community and support hundreds of local charities making a difference with a single donation!
Trusted, local, registered charities!
Your donation goes to trusted, registered charities. You get a tax receipt too, which can help reduce your taxes.
Broad impact
Support a wide range of causes that together make your community vibrant, safe, and a great place to live.

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