Aneil Gokhale

Director, Philanthropy

Toronto Foundation


Aneil Gokhale is passionate about the intersection of philanthropy and community. Increasingly motivated by equity and social justice, he is deeply focused on ensuring that philanthropic resources are directed where they are needed most.

He is currently Director, Philanthropy at Toronto Foundation where he is responsible for the development and management of the new business portfolio. His role is focused on helping individuals, families, professional advisors, companies and other organizations engage in strategic philanthropy. In 2018, Aneil spearheaded the successful creation and launch of Vision 2020, a new program developed to attract and inspire the next generation of philanthropists. The program successfully engaged 115 millennials and gen-xers in a “Philanthropic MBA cohort” that provided a learning journey and enabled them all to create endowments to support city building philanthropy. Building on the success of the Vision 2020 program, Vision Next launched in January 2020 introducing 100 new visionaries to the next generation of philanthropy.

Aneil has been with Toronto Foundation for 8.5 years and before that, he worked at United Way Toronto for 5 years and in the private sector, with GE Healthcare in Medical Sales for 4 years.

Aneil is the Toronto City Ambassador for NEXUS, a global community founded to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Board of the Give Foundation, a tech startup in the philanthropy ecosystem. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council in Toronto. Previously, Aneil volunteered with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) GTA Roundtable and National Conference education committee. He has been a mentor with CAGP, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Inclusive Giving and Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC).

In his personal life, Aneil is a husband and father of two young children who loves spending quality family time exploring every corner of Toronto and cheering on his beloved Raptors and Blue Jays.