Put your money to work where it means the most to you!


  1. Click the Donate button to make a secure online donation to Inside Out which presents the Toronto and Ottawa LGBT Film Festivals, New Visions mentorship program and year-round initiatives.
  2. Join the Leadership Circle of donors who are committed to investing in LGBT arts and culture.
  3. Do you think our Ottawa Festival is a capital idea? Click here to make a donation in support of the Ottawa LGBT Film Festival.

Use our Mail-in Donation Form for one-time or monthly donations made by cheque, credit card or electronic funds transfer. Donations by cheque should be made payable to “Inside Out.”

Please mail cheques to:

Inside Out
219 – 401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8


Donations of $20 or more are issued tax receipts where full name and mailing address are provided.

The Federal Government has introduced the time-limited First-Time Donor’s Super Credit tax incentive to encourage giving. Learn more about how a donation to Inside Out boosted by the First-Time Donor’s Super Credit can mean supporting one of your favourite nonprofit organizations – and more money in your pocket after taxes.

Gifts of securities are now the most tax-efficient way to make a charitable donation, thanks to the elimination of capital gains on donations of publicly-traded securities. You can donate stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Shares in private corporations and stock options are not eligible. You will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation. You can make a gift of securities in three easy steps.

A charitable gift in your last will and testament, known as a bequest, can be in the form of a sum of money, a specific property, a percentage of the residue of your estate, a life insurance policy, an RRSP or a contingency gift. The tax credit resulting from a bequest can provide valuable tax savings to your estate. Making a gift through your will is a meaningful way to celebrate your legacy while making a lasting commitment to Inside Out and the Toronto LGBT community.

We would be very happy to discuss these options with you. Please contact Deanna Bickford.

We also recommend that you speak with your financial and legal advisors when considering these types of gifts to ensure that your financial goals are considered, your tax situation is reviewed and your planned gift is tailored to your individual circumstances.

Many companies match the amounts that their employees contribute to charitable organizations and some even provide donations to organizations you volunteer at. In other words, if you donate $100 to Inside Out, your company will do the same – so your gift doubles! Please check with your human resources or finance department to confirm whether your employer has a matching gift or volunteer grants program. View partial list of employers with programs.

Inside Out holds an annual Silent Auction fundraiser at the Launch of our Toronto LGBT Film Festival. If you or your business are interested in making a donation of goods or services towards this event, please contact Deanna Bickford at deanna@insideout.ca

Sponsoring an award or screening at the Toronto LGBT Film Festival is a wonderful way to show your support for queer filmmakers and encourage the creation of new works from diverse LGBT voices. Sponsoring an award in honour or in memory of someone can also be an incredibly meaningful way to celebrate their courage, creativity, passion, and life. Please contact Deanna Bickford to discuss opportunities at the upcoming Festival.