“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

The Bhalwani Family Charitable Foundation (BFCF) is based in Toronto, Canada and invests in human potential and the improvement of quality of life for children, immigrants, and marginalized communities. BFCF seeks to sponsor research and programs that are underfunded or overlooked but can deliver meaningful impacts quickly.

Our Founders

About Our Founders, Maria & Arif Bhalwani

Maria and Arif Bhalwani came to Canada as immigrants and because the country took a chance on them and changed their lives, they feel it is their duty to make real and lasting impacts on other people’s lives.

BFCF was formed to better target the Bhalwani family’s philanthropic endeavours in Canada and uphold their core value of service to humanity. Arif Bhalwani is the CEO of Third Eye Capital (TEC), an alternative capital provider which he co-founded in 2005.

TEC offers a unique combination of tailored financing and value-added operational expertise so that companies have the full backing of their substantial resources, relationships, and experience. It invests in a diverse set of industries, including technology, sustainability, traditional and alternative energy, mining, construction services, transportation, and healthcare.

Bhalwani Family Perspectives

Investing in Futures, One Act of Love at a Time

“Canada taught us the transformative power of a single opportunity, and it’s a lesson we’ve never forgotten. The Bhalwani Family Charitable Foundation is our way of leveling the playing field, of breaking down the barriers that restrain human potential. We don’t merely fund projects; we invest in futures. From providing resources that are essential to human rights, like food and healthcare, to championing groundbreaking research in overlooked areas, we’re committed to making every dollar count, every impact felt. Because in the business of humanity, accountability isn’t just financial — it’s moral.”
Arif Bhalwani

Co-Founder of The Bhalwani Family Charitable Foundation

“As a mother of four, I know that love isn’t just something you feel; it’s something you do. That’s the heartbeat of our foundation. We’re all about rolling up our sleeves to make sure everyone gets a fair shot at life’s essentials — food, healthcare, education. We’re very hands-on, checking in to make sure every dollar is doing its job, because we want to make real, heartfelt change, not just write cheques. It’s all about making the world a little kinder, one act of love at a time.”
Maria Bhalwani

Co-founder of The Bhalwani Family Charitable Foundation