The Canadian Bridge Federation Charitable Fund was created to administer funds raised in club charity games across Canada, and to ensure that such funds are used exclusively to assist national and regional Canadian charities. To date the CBF Charitable Fund (CBFCF) has donated over $1,337,248 to numerous charities across Canada. For a history of the CBFCF grants please CLICK HERE.

The CBFCF Trustees meet once a year to select a theme for the charities that will receive funding that year (e.g. organizations that make seniors’ lives better, organizations that help children, etc.). Equal amounts are allocated to each Trustee for grants to local charities in their zone. Additionally, Trustees may decide to allocate an amount to be donated to a national charity.

We encourage our membership to assist us in identifying potential recipients for CBFCF funds.


The ACBL Rules and Regulations governing Charity Fund Club Championships state that the first Charity Club Championship game a Canadian club holds must be for the benefit of the CBF Charitable Fund. Every second Charity Club Championship game thereafter must be for the benefit CBF Charitable Fund (i.e. after the initial game, a club may alternate the benefit of the Charity Club Championship games between the CBF Charitable Fund and local charities).

The fee of $4/table and all proceeds for the CBF Charitable Fund are to be sent to the CBF office.


  1. The CBFCF supports charitable activities that are intended to benefit Canadians.
  2. Donations are made only to non-profit, local, provincial, national or international organizations operating a program determined by the CBFCF Trustees to be important to the health and welfare of the community. These organizations MUST have a Canada Revenue Agency registered charity number.
  3. The CBFCF Trustees are looking for applications that are for specific projects and contain budgets and time lines.
  4. Donations may be made for definite or general purposes and for projects covering a specific period of time. (Multi-year projects are subject to periodic review by the Trustees.)
  5. Preference is given to organizations that:
    1. contribute to a better quality of life
    2. encourage efficient use of human and community resources
    3. render a service which meets a widespread need
    4. demonstrate new approaches and techniques
    5. address the underlying causes of problems rather than dealing with symptoms
    6. benefit individuals with no preference given on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed, sexual orientation, etc.
    7. have a registered charity number
    8. are willing to publicly acknowledge the donation
  6. Capital projects will be considered if there is a demonstrated need.
  7. Pilot or demonstration projects must have an inherent realistic plan for viability beyond the pilot stage.
  8. Donations are not usually made to:
    1. religious organizations for direct or indirect religious activities
    2. political organizations for any direct or indirect political activities
    3. establish or add to endowment funds
    4. support operating expenses of established organizations or programs or for sustaining support
    5. duplicate other funding from governmental sources


Your application should contain the following:
− Name of charity and registered charity number
− Name of contact person with the charity organization
− Complete mailing address along with contact phone numbers
− E-mail address if available
− Outline of the specific project or projects you would like funding for
− Indication of the amount you hope to receive
− Indication of how you will acknowledge the donation

Mail or E-mail the above information to the CBF Office or to the Charity Chair.


2007 – Aujourd’hui Gim Ong, Winnipeg
1997 George Holland, Lower Sackville
1991 – 1996 Katie Thorpe, Toronto
1990 Wolf LeBovic, Toronto
1986 – 1989 Moise Deschamps, Ottawa
1976 – 1985 Maurice Gauthier, Montreal
1969 – 1975 Douglas J. Cannell, Winnipeg
1963 – 1968 Eric R. Murray, Toronto