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Foundation FAQ

At Boston Pizza, we take pride in our strong culture of giving back to our communities. In addition to supporting our current national charities, we also participate in sponsorship opportunities.

We’d love to support every cause, but we receive a significant number of requests and are unable to participate in all opportunities. We encourage you to contact your local Boston Pizza restaurant to learn more about local charity initiatives or sponsorship opportunities.

How do I contact my local Boston Pizza restaurant for a donation, event or team sponsorship, or to hold a fundraiser?

All but three Boston Pizza restaurants in Canada are independently owned and operated. This means the final decision to make a donation or underwrite a sponsorship at the local level is at the discretion of the franchisee or restaurant owner. Contact information for all of our locations can be found here.

All our franchisees have their own passions for the missions of various charities and sponsorship preferences. On a regional level, many join forces with other like-minded BP owners in their area to support charitable organizations. Our individual BP locations can also provide suggestions and opportunities that leverage our restaurants’ resources to help you fundraise. If you are a local or regional charity or service group interested in learning how we can help you help others, please contact a community relations coordinator or general manager, or a local franchisee.

How do I become a Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects national charity partner?

When approached by charitable organizations, we look at a variety of attributes before making a funding decision. All our national partners have demonstrated a strong local presence and positive impact in the communities where Boston Pizza operates. Unfortunately for 2016, we are not in a position to add any additional national charity partners.

What is the difference between a donation and a sponsorship?
  • A donation is a monetary or in-kind contribution to a registered charity or not-for-profit organization.
  • A sponsorship is a monetary or in-kind contribution to an organization or initiative that delivers a defined set of marketing benefits to Boston Pizza International or its franchised restaurants. Examples include sports teams, golf tournaments, galas and events.

Boston Pizza does not provide donations to the following:

  • Religious groups
  • Political affiliates
  • Book endorsements
  • Film, television or video productions
  • For-profit organizations

When was the Boston Pizza Foundation established?

In 1990, Boston Pizza International Inc. established the Boston Pizza Foundation. In 2014, with the establishment of Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects, we are excited to concentrate our efforts on mentoring kids and helping them become great.

How much has the Boston Pizza Foundation raised and donated to date?

To date, the Boston Pizza Foundation has raised and donated over $24 million to charities across Canada and around the world.

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