Our Impact

What is the Shevchenko Foundation?

The Shevchenko Foundation, or TSF, is a national charitable organization that sustains Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage by building community, fueling creativity, and inspiring philanthropy.

How does TSF fulfill its mission?

TSF pools and permanently invests gifts from generous donors. The income earned is reinvested into grants, scholarships, and community programs that promote and celebrate Ukrainian culture.

The Need

We’re very proud of the projects and initiatives we have been able to support over 60 years. They have all made their contribution to the Canadian cultural landscape. But imagine the possibilities of amplifying this contribution!

There is an undeniable interest among Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians alike to learn more about what it is to be Ukrainian. Together, we can:

  • inspire more artists to create
  • help artists flourish in the Canadian mainstream
  • strengthen a community that will forever
  • contribute to the betterment of Canada

Why does it matter?

At the heart of TSF’s mission lies the belief that every individual deserves to know and celebrate their cultural heritage.

After all, it is intrinsic to one’s identity, anchoring us to a people, and a community, while inspiring our beliefs and practices.

Join us in preserving this legacy

Your support will enable TSF to make strategic, relevant, and sustainable investments in high-quality projects that create and popularize Ukrainian culture. From the smallest grassroots initiatives to the most ambitious cultural projects, TSF’s goal is to work towards supporting them all. Together, we can ensure that Ukrainian Canadian culture not only thrives but leaves a lasting legacy that will resonate with future generations.

Applications due:
April 1 and October 1 annually
Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards
Applications will be accepted from July 1 through July 31
Before applying, confirm the availability of any scholarship or bursary by calling TSF toll-free at 1-866-524-5314.
* Includes bursaries for Ukrainians studying in Canada
Special Programs
Assessed monthly until further notice