Trillium Foundation grants

For over 30 years, Ontario Trillium Foundation’s core business has been to invest in community-based initiatives that help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. Every year, more than 3,000 applications are received, and over $136 million in grants is awarded to some 1,000 public benefit sector organizations.  We have different granting programs, to meet different needs.

Application:

Applying for Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) funding happens in two stages: registering your organization and then submitting a grant application. Why two stages? Because we want to make sure your organization is eligible before you spend time submitting an application.

  1. Grow Grant :

Organization Registration deadline:  April 25, 2018,  5pm ET

Application Deadline: May 16, 2018, 5pm ET

Purpose:

OTF recognizes that building healthy and vibrant communities takes time and resources. The Grow Investment Stream supports projects that are based on evidence and deliver on specific Grant Results in order to contribute to the longer-term goal of the related Priority Outcome. Projects funded in the Grow Investment Stream are based on robust planning, and deliver positive change which is achieved by replicating, adapting, or scaling existing proven programs.

  1. Capital Grants:

Organization Registration deadline:  July 25, 2018

Application Deadline: August 15, 2018

Purpose:

OTF provides capital funding to improve the infrastructure required for communities to thrive. Funding is delivered through a process that allows OTF to respond flexibly and effectively to the broad and deep need for community-oriented capital funding across Ontario.

  1. Transform Grants:

Organization Registration deadline: October 17, 2018

Application Deadline: November 7, 2018

Purpose:

OTF recognizes that building healthy and vibrant communities takes time and resources. The Grow Investment Stream supports projects that are based on evidence and deliver on specific Grant Results in order to contribute to the longer-term goal of the related Priority Outcome. Projects funded in the Grow Investment Stream are based on robust planning, and deliver positive change which is achieved by replicating, adapting, or scaling existing proven programs.

For more information:

  1. Youth Opportunities Fund

Expression of interest Deadline: August 30, 2018

Organization Registration deadline: October 31, 2018

Application Deadline: December 6, 2018

Purpose:

Youth Opportunities Fund initiatives improve outcomes for youth facing multiple barriers to economic and social wellbeing.

For more information: otf.ca/yof

If you have any questions about these grants, please contact the Ontario Trillium Foundation Support Centre at otf@otf.ca or 1.800.263.2887 or access their website atotf.ca