Building a Better World
For over two decades, The Giustra Foundation has supported innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges by investing in long-term strategies. Through our work with a variety of Canadian charities and initiatives, our goal is to create a lasting and measurable impact focussing on women and children, poverty alleviation, food security, homelessness, refugee sponsorship and resettlement.
We believe that successfully tackling critical problems demands new thinking, new approaches, and the ability to move with speed and compassion. The Foundation actively supports organizations and individuals that share this worldview, and that are focused on working efficiently to measurably improve people’s lives. Among the organizations that we have funded are the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative, Quantum Gravity Society, CKNW Kids' Fund, the East End Boys Club Society, the Boys Club Network, UBC Global Reporting Program and Streetohome Foundation.
About the Founder: Frank Giustra
Mr. Giustra is President and CEO of the Fiore Group, a private equity firm managing a diverse portfolio of assets including investments in natural resources, entertainment, art, food and lifestyle companies. He was a founder of Lionsgate Entertainment, one of the world's largest independent film companies and served as chairman from 1997 until 2003.
Mr. Giustra is recognized for his philanthropic activities including The Giustra Foundation, a Canadian charity that supports initiatives focussed on women and children, education, and refugee resettlement. The Giustra Foundation is a founding partner in the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative. In 2007, Acceso was launched by Mr. Giustra to address poverty alleviation. Acceso is a social business builder that brings entrepreneurial solutions to global poverty. Acceso manages agribusinesses in Colombia, El Salvador, and Haiti.
Mr. Giustra is Co-Chair of the International Crisis Group, a widely recognized independent, non-partisan source of analysis and advice to policymakers on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.
Mr. Giustra is a recipient of the Order of Canada, Order of British Columbia, Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award, along with other distinguished awards.