About the Foundation
The Peter and Melanie Munk Foundation makes strategic gifts to qualified Canadian and international institutions. The foundation focuses on three areas of giving: higher education, healthcare and public policy research and discussion.
The primary grant recipients of the Peter and Melanie Munk Foundation are the Munk School at the University of Toronto, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network in Toronto and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The foundation contributes to public policy research and discussion through its sister foundation, Aurea.
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
Since opening in 1997 the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre has become Canada’s premier cardiac centre. It is one of the largest multidisciplinary programs of its kind in the world, focusing on excellence in clinical care, research, innovation and teaching. To date, the Peter and Melanie Munk Foundation has contributed over $175 million to support the work of the centre and its award-winning staff.
Munk School of Global Affairs
The Munk School at the University of Toronto is Canada’s preeminent educational institution for the multidisciplinary research and study of global affairs. The school offers graduate and undergraduate programs and supports a variety of Chairs, institutes and centres that specialize in global affairs. To date, the Peter and Melanie Munk Foundation has pledged over $42 million to the school. The Foundation’s support has catalysed government and university commitments to the school totaling more than $150 million.
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Based in Haifa, Israel, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is one of the world’s leading science and engineering universities. It is a global leader in the fields of aerospace engineering, bioscience, nanotechnology and computer science. The school’s 400-strong faculty currently includes three Nobel Laureates in chemistry. The Peter and Melanie Munk Foundation is a longstanding supporter of the Technion’s Centre for Research, Innovation and Technology.