About TIFF Gives

TIFF is a charitable arts organization dedicated to transforming how people see the world through film. We are pleased to help other charitable organizations when we can. To learn more about TIFF's charitable activities, click here.

There is a limited number of TIFF Memberships and TIFF Bell Lightbox screening tickets available to charitable organizations. Priority will be given to arts-related organizations.

Please note that TIFF Gives only gives out either a) A TBLB Pack, valued at $104, consisting of 8 tickets to screenings at the TIFF Bell Lightbox** or b) a TIFF Dual Membership, valued at $160***

For any questions, please contact tiffgives@tiff.net or call 416-599-8433.

Submitting a Request to TIFF Gives*

Requests are accepted through the following online application form.

If you are redeeming a TIFF Gives Voucher, please use this form

Yearly Schedule

Please be aware that following the December 22, 2017 deadline, our review times and response dates will change. In order to ensure your event is considered for TIFF Gives, please see the chart below:

Date of Request:
Response Date for Approvals:
January 8 – March 15, 2017
(for events between March 15 and June 30)
March 21, 2017
March 15 – June 30, 2017
(for events between June 30 and September 22)
July 5, 2017
June 30 – September 22, 2017
(for events between September 22 and December 22)
September 27, 2017
September 22 – December 22, 2017
(for events between December 22 and March 2018 – date tbc)
January 3, 2018

TIFF Gives Success Stories

In the past five years, TIFF Gives has presented over $130,000 in prizes for fellow charities.

“We would like to thank TIFF for your support. The event was a huge success with over 200 people in attendance and over $4000 raised for the charity MusicCounts and George Brown College Scholarships. Your generosity is so appreciated. We couldn’t have done it without you!” – The Take Back Tuesday Team, George Brown College

“These are financially tough times in some high schools, but your contribution to Rosedale helps foster and develop our kids’ imagination, creativity and deep respect for others.” – Barrie Sketchley, Rosedale Heights School of Arts

“It is the support of donors, supporters and community partners like TIFF that makes Toronto a more vibrant place to live and work! Donors ensure that YPT can produce inspirational shows and educational programming that reaches 70,000 young people each year.” – Ashley Boucher, Young People’s Theatre

Past recipients include:

Arkan Dance Company
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Gallery of Ontario
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Toronto
Canada’s National Ballet School
Canadian Deaf Blind Association
Canadian Film Centre
Canadian Opera Company
Canadian Stage
Daily Bread Food Bank
Etobicoke School of the Arts
Guelph Public Library
The Grand Theatre
Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Habitat for Humanity, Hamilton
Hannaford Silver Street Band
Hockey Hall of Fame
Inside Out LGTB Film Festival
John Howard Society of Toronto
Kingston Canadian Film Festival
The Lambton College Foundation
Laughs for Charity
MS Society of Canada
Music Toronto
OCAD University
Odyssey Theatre
Ontario Crafts Council
Ontario Museum Association
Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
Reel Asian Film Festival
Sheena’s Place
Special Olympics Canada
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Stephen Lewis Foundation
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
United Way
Woodgreen Foundation
World Literacy Canada
Young People’s Theatre


  • Priority will be given to arts-related organizations and charities
  • Events that fall outside of our application deadlines will unfortunately not be considered. As we receive a large number of applications, they are processed in bulk according to the deadlines above. Exceptions will not be considered.
  • Your organization must be a registered charity
    • Non-profit organizations, community groups, and third party events at the TIFF Bell Lightbox are eligible to apply but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Organizations are only eligible to apply once per calendar year
  • As we are a charity, TIFF does not sponsor other organizations by way of cash contributions.
  • TIFF does not contribute to public or private schools, religious institutions or corporate fundraising campaigns on behalf of a third-party charity.
  • TIFF does not purchase tables to charitable or political events.
  • TIFF does not contribute to corporate events.

** Only valid for single ticket screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Not valid for subscription only series, Festival, TIFF Kids, or partner festivals.

*** Full description of Member benefits listed at http://www.tiff.net/membership/.
Benefits are for up to 2 adults which includes a 25% discount on TIFF Screenings1, free access to exhibitions and member preview days, 15% discount at TIFF Shop and Concessions, free subscription to the 180˚ programme guide, access to the Bell Blue Room Members’ Lounge, invitations to members-only events and more. Membership will be valid for 12 months from date of voucher redemption.
1Only valid for single ticket screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Not valid for subscription-only series, Festival, TIFF Kids, or partner festivals.