About Us

Throughout her life, Mary Kay Ash showed others how to live and how to give. She gave hope to women who lacked opportunity, self-esteem and financial support. Now her legacy of love lives on through The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. 

Established in Canada in 2001, the mission of the Foundation is to support women living with cancer through the Look Good Feel Better® program and to help end violence against women by providing grants to women's shelters and community outreach programs.

The MKACF raises funds to support these programs through the sale of fundraising items and events, as well as donations made by the independent sales force, corporate staff and consumers.

View or print the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation brochure, Inspiring Beauty Through Caring™.

Canadian registered charity number

Contact Us
Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation 
2020 Meadowvale Blvd. 
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5N 6Y2 

For donation inquiries, email: donation.committee@mkcorp.com

Help Now

  • Donate to the MKACF
  • Contribute Now
  • Gifts That Give Back
  • Planned Giving
  • Tributes
  • Volunteer

96 Reasons to Donate to the MKACF

More than 96 percent of every donation dollar goes directly to programs across the country. Less than four percent goes to administrative costs. 

This can only happen because of Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd.'s generous funding. While most non-profits rely on corporate sponsorships, they still spend anywhere from 15 to 50 percent on overhead and administrative costs. 

Contribute Now

Mary Kay Ash believed in reaching out and giving back. She lived by the motto, "It is better to give than to receive," and made it the core of her Company and the charitable foundation she created. Today, as her legacy continues through the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation (MKACF), Independent Beauty Consultants and customers nationwide are reaching into their hearts - and their pockets - to support the Foundation. 

To hold your own fundraiser in support the MKACF, click here

Donations may be sent to:
Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation
2020 Meadowvale Blvd.
Mississauga, ON L5N 6Y2 


To donate online, click here.

Cheques and money orders should be made out to the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. You may designate the specific mission - supporting women living with cancer or ending violence against women - that you wish to support. The MKACF is required to honour the wishes of the donor. At the direction of the board, undesignated funds are used for both stated causes. 

Please note that donations of $10 or more made to the Foundation will receive a tax receipt. 

Thank you for your support!

Charitable Registration Number: 863841995 RR001


Gifts That Give Back

Give someone you love a gift that gives back with this special item from the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation (MKACF). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit the MKACF and help enrich the lives of women across Canada. Remember, your support will assist women living with cancer and help support the fight to eliminate violence against women.  

Holiday Sparkle Jewellery Set

Holiday Sparkle Jewellery Set

Light up this holiday season with the purchase of this distinctive Holiday Sparkle Jewellery Set for $15, and you'll make gift giving twice as nice by supporting the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, a non-profit foundation that assists women living with the appearance-related side effects of cancer and its treatments, as well as those affected by domestic violence. #giftsthatgiveback 

Rhodium-plated, nickel and lead free chain 55.88 cm. Glass crystals.

*Offer available through participating Independent Beauty Consultants only. Limited quantities available while supplies last. 


Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy

Through planned giving, you have the opportunity to leave a legacy far greater than it's often possible to do during your lifetime. 

There are a variety of ways to plan for the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation in your Will. Some of the options available to you include: charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, pooled income funds, charitable lead trusts, life insurance policies, and select gifts of real estate.

Talk to your attorney or financial adviser about options that will benefit you and your family members now and later. 


Make a Tribute Gift

Express your thanks, congratulations, respect or love through a tribute honorarium or memorial to the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. It's the perfect way to celebrate a loved one's special occasion or recognize the courage of a friend. 

For every tribute, we will promptly send a personalized tribute card to the person or family indicated that tells them of your thoughtful donation but not revealing the amount of the donation. 


You can help women change their lives for the better. Get involved, and you can help the Foundation carry out Mary Kay's mission to enrich the lives of women everywhere. 
  • Make a donation. Every contribution to the Foundation makes a difference in the lives of victims of cancer or violence.
  • Volunteer in your community. Many communities offer help to battered women or those suffering from cancer. Donating your time can be as rewarding for you as it is for the women seeking support.
  • Hold a fundraiser! Download and print fundraiser guidelines and an agreement form.


Across the country, people are raising money and awareness about issues that affect women through events and fundraisers.  You can help by attending or hosting one of these events.

Host An Event
How to Host a Fundraiser

Tell Us About Your Event

If you are planning on holding an event and would like a follow-up article to be featured on The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Web site click here to send us an e-mail. 

Please include the following information:
  • Your name and/or the hosting group's name.
  • The event's location and date.
  • A brief description of the event.
  • Attach a picture from your event if you would like one to appear on the Web site.