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Funding

An ever-growing group of public and private supporters has helped make Perimeter Institute what it is today: an independent, world-leading centre for fundamental research, scientific training, and educational outreach.

 

Public Partners

Integral to success

Perimeter thanks government partners that are integral to the success of the Institute through collaborations and multi-year investments of strategic value to the province and country.

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Perimeter also appreciates the positive relations with local governments, including the Region of Waterloo and City of Waterloo where the Institute is located.

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Government of Canada

  • $25 million grant through NSERC (2002)
  • $5.6 million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) (2002)
  • $1.7 million grant from CFI Infrastructure Operations Fund (CFI-IOF) (2004)
  • $59,900 grant from PromoScience for ISSYP program (2005)
  • $50,700 grant from PromoScience for EinsteinPlus program (2006)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Canada (2007)
  • $10 million commitment from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research facility expansion (2009)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Canada (2011)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Canada (2016)

Government of Ontario

  • $15 million grant through Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (2002)
  • $5.95 million grant from the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund (ORDCF), shared equally with the Institute for Quantum Computing (2002)
  • $5.6 million grant from the Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT) (2002)
  • $20,000 for 2003 Summer Institute (2003)
  • $150,000 grant through Ministry of Economic Development and Trade for outreach programming (2005)
  • $120,000 grant from the provincially administered Research Performance Fund (RPF) (2005)
  • $50 million commitment through Ministry of Research and Innovation (2006)
  • $10 million commitment from Ministry of Research and Innovation for research facility expansion (2009)
  • $50 million renewal from Ministry of Research and Innovation (2011)
  • $2.95 million grant from Ministry of Education for outreach programming (2015)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Ontario (2016)

Private Philanthropic Support

Supporting the vision

Philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and individuals has helped to fuel Perimeter’s incredible success. Thanks to their generosity, our private sector campaign has grown to over $55 million.

 

Endowment fund

  • Founder ($150M+)  Mike Lazaridis
  • $25M+  Doug Fregin
  • $10M+  Jim Balsillie

Endowed initiatives

  • BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Aristarchus Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • The Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Family Foundation Award for Exceptional Emerging Talent ($1M)

Major gifts in support of research

  • Clay Riddell Centre for Quantum Matter ($10M)
  • Centre for the Universe at Perimeter Institute ($5M)*
  • Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Krembil Galileo Galilei Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Krembil William Rowan Hamilton Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Gluskin Sheff/Onex Freeman Dyson Chair in Theoretical Physics ($2M)
  • Coril Holdings Archimedes Chair in Theoretical Physics (Visiting) ($1M)
  • Clay Riddell Paul Dirac Chair in Theoretical Physics ($1M)
  • Daniel Family James Peebles Chair in Theoretical Physics ($1M)
  • Delaney Family John Archibald Wheeler Chair in Theoretical Physics ($500,000)
  • The Ptarmigan Foundation Stephen W. Hawking Fellowship ($400,000)
  • Cenovus Energy James Clerk Maxwell Chair in Theoretical Physics (Visiting)

Corporate and sponsorship partners ($100,000+)

  • Cenovus Energy, in support of the Distinguished Visiting Research Chair program
  • Maplesoft, Perimeter Educational Outreach Champion
  • Power Corporation of Canada, proud supporter of EinsteinPlus and Perimeter’s Teacher Network
  • RBC Foundation, proud supporter of International Summer School for Young Physicists and GoPhysics
  • Mike Serbinis and Laura Adams, in support of the PSI START Program

Accelerators circle ($50,000+)

  • The Cowan Foundation
  • Brian Sullivan
  • Mac Van Wielingen, Viewpoint Foundation

Awards ($35,000+)

  • The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation Anaximandros Fellowship
  • The Joanne Cuthbertson and Charlie Fischer Graduate Student Award
  • The Hellenic Heritage Foundation Anaximandros Fellowship
  • Brad and Kathy Marsland Honorary PSI Scholarship Award
  • Margaret and Larry Marsland Honorary PSI Scholarship Award

Directors circle ($10,000-$49,999)

$25,000+
  • Airlie Foundation
  • Bosch Community Fund, on behalf of ESCRYPT in Canada
  • Connor, Clark, & Lunn Financial Group
  • The Scott Griffin Foundation
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC)
$10,000+
  • The Boardwalk Partnership
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Harbir and Monica Chhina
  • Ed Kernaghan
  • Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation
    • McMurtry Family Fund
    • The Musagetes Fund
    • The John A. Pollock Family Fund
  • Donald and Eleanor Seaman Family Foundation
  • Oriole Foundation
  • John and Karen Sechrist
  • Alex White

Friends (up to $9,999)

$5,000+
  • Denise and Terry Avchen, Environmental Research Advocates**
  • Mary and Ted Brough
  • Jon & Lyne Dellandrea
  • Renée Schingh and Robert Myers
$2,500+
  • Don Campbell and Catherine Bergman
  • J. DesBrisay and M. Cannell
  • Robert Korthals and Janet Charlton
  • Jennifer Scully-Lerner**
  • Kelly Sinclair
$1,000+
  • Jeremy Anderson
  • John Attwell
  • Jeff Bakker
  • The Breunsbach Family**
  • The Carson Family Foundation
  • Ben and Mona Davies
  • Greg Dick
  • Michael Gagnier
  • Michael Horgan
  • John Matlock
  • Allison Maher
  • Gordon McKay
  • Gordon Nicholls
  • Carl Wurtz
  • ... plus 2 anonymous
$250 to $999
  • Debbie and Ian Adare
  • Mike Birch
  • Kostadinka Bizheva
  • John Brennen
  • Jeff Close**
  • David Cook
  • Rene Couture
  • Matt Douglas
  • Rosalie Foyle
  • Giresh Ghooray
  • Adam Gravitis
  • Denis Havey
  • Mike Horsley
  • Blair Kent
  • Vladimir Kremerman**
  • Gilbert Kuipers
  • Luis Lehner and Maria Beltramo
  • Maneesh Mehta
  • George Meierhofer**
  • Mark Milgrom
  • Suzanne Morris
  • Bill and Jan Mustard
  • Nem Radenovic
  • Adele Robertson
  • Catalin Sandu
  • LeAnne Thorfinnson
  • John and Bridget Tielemans
  • Stephanie Tse
  • Jacqueline Watty
  • Nancy Wong
  • ... plus 5 anonymous donors

113 donors have contributed gifts up to $250. (15**)

Gifts of celebration, honour and memory

Carolyn Crowe Ibele, in memory of Dr. Richard A. Crowe

*Anonymous Donor
** Supporter of Friends of Perimeter Institute Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States dedicated to promoting and supporting education, research, and programs that expand the public knowledge and understanding of theoretical physics.

 

Emmy Noether Circle

Emmy Noether was a brilliant scientist whose work underpins much of modern physics. Perimeter’s Emmy Noether Initiatives – funded by Emmy Noether Circle donors – support and encourage women in science.

Founding donor

  • The Bluma Appel Community Trust

Major gifts

  • The Simons Emmy Noether Fellows Program at Perimeter Institute ($600,000)

$100,000+

  • Anne-Marie Canning
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Brian Sullivan
  • Dr. Scott and Sherry Vanstone and family
  • ... plus one anonymous donor

$25,000+

  • Andrew and Lillian Bass
  • Dorian Hausman
  • Patrice E. Merrin

$10,000+

  • Jane Kinney and Christian Bode
  • TENUMBRA

$5,000+

  • Jerome Bolce
  • John and Karen Sechrist
  • Kim Tremblay

$1,000+

  • Nancy Coldham
  • Andrea Grimm
  • Lisa Lyons Johnston
  • Mary and Lee Sauer
  • Michelle Savoy
  • Patricia M Woroch
  • ... plus 1 anonymous donor

$250 to $999

  • Stephen Camozzi
  • Byron Bellows
  • Tania Framst
  • Tom and Cheryl Hintermayer
  • Sheri and David Keffer
  • Sebastian Mizera**
  • Douglas Mortley-Wood
  • Beth Horowitz and Pat Munson
  • Neil Steven Rieck
  • Leslie Rogers
  • ... plus 1 anonymous donor

25 donors have contributed gifts up to $250. (1**)

Gifts in celebration, honour and memory

  • Mrs. Margaret Tovell, in memory/honour of Mr. David Tovell

** Supporter of Friends of Perimeter Institute Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States dedicated to promoting and supporting education, research, and programs that expand the public knowledge and understanding of theoretical physics.

This list reflects gifts received between August 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021 and multi-year commitments of $50,000 and more.

Charitable registration number: 88981 4323 RR0001