Our Mission

Based in Toronto, the Appleton Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting and promoting education and community awareness in the arts, the environment, humanities and public health.

The Appleton Foundation is undergoing a program review to better align its charitable goals with its programs. Special interests include support for the environment, the arts and the humanities.


10.20.17 | The Appleton Foundation announces its financial support for First Nations engagement and programming in connection with the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s exhibition of INSURGENCE / RESURGENCE, which runs at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from September 2017 until April 2018.

06.01.15 | The Appleton Foundation is pleased to announce its support for the electronic republishing of John Roberts’ monograph, Wilhelm von Humboldt and German Liberalism: A Reassessment. Humboldt’s absolute defense of liberty, advocacy of individuality, skepticism about the role of the state and active promotion of liberal and democratic institutions make him an outstanding exemplar of the often neglected German branch of classical liberalism.

05.20.12 | The Appleton Foundation is a proud supporter of the Canadian Friends of the 18th Biennale of Sydney.

2009 | The Appleton Foundation released a GreenApple US ranking report which examined American municipalities and targeted many of the same transportation policies and indicators as the Canadian version including: Air Quality, Public Policy, Transport Activity and Technology Adoption.

11.13.08 | The Appleton Foundation announced the release of the GreenApple Canada 2008 SMART Transportation Ranking Report. The GreenApple Canada SMART Transportation Ranking Report measures sustainable urban transportation performance in 27 of Canada’s largest urban areas. The urban area of Victoria, B.C. holds the first prize in the 2008 GreenApple Canada Ranking Report.

11.13.08 | The Appleton Charitable Foundation and the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia announce the results of the second annual GreenApple Canada 2008 SMART Transportation Ranking Report. Read more

09.23.08 | The Appleton Foundation attends the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City to promote the GreenApple Project and create new partnerships for the production of a US Ranking Report. Download event brochure