The Noble Hearts Foundation was established in 2010 as a vehicle for the ongoing charitable goals and activities of members of The Order of Saint Joachim. The Order of Saint Joachim was founded as an order of chivalry in 1755 with the following purpose: "The Knights solemnly vow to worship the Supreme Being, show tolerance towards all religions, loyalty towards their princes, support the needs of their military, the poor, widows and orphans."

The Order of Saint Joachim has members in over 40 countries and has established Commanderies in Canada, the USA, the United Kingdom and Austria/Germany. Each Commandery has its own charitable foundation and local projects. Much of the Order's charitable work is not necessarily conducted through the charitable foundations, but is contributed to directly by members or the international governing body of The Order of Saint Joachim, called the "Grand Chapter." As a result, only a portion of The Order's good works are represented in the funds that flow through the established charities.

More than 250 years after the founding of The Order of Saint Joachim by a handful of enlightened nobles and leaders, there continues to be a need for religious tolerance world wide, and civil war and international conflict continue to produce widows and orphans in need of assistance. The Noble Hearts Foundation has expanded on these original objects to also provide support and assistance to children and women in need by raising funds through its members and supporters. Projects we have supported in Canada include refugee settlement, financial support of women entrepreneurs in the developing world and veterans' charities.

The Noble Hearts Foundation is set up under Canadian charitable rules to make donations only to other registered Canadian charities. The recipients of donations from the Noble Hearts Foundation are carefully selected to ensure they meet our original mission and are an effective use of funds.

The Noble Hearts Foundation is incorporated in the Province of Ontario as a not for profit, non-share capital corporation and has has been approved as a charity by the Ministry of Government Services of the Province of Ontario. The Noble Hearts Foundation has Charitable Registration Number: 83471 3000 RR0001.

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