Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)

Value: Seed Grant Stream: Maximum $75,000. Grow Grant Stream: Maximum $250,000


Ontario Trillium Foundation’s core business is making grants in community-based initiatives that help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. Funding is provided in four investment streams: seed grants, grow grants, capital grants and collective impact grants.


  • A charitable organization or foundation registered as a charity with the Canada Revenue Agency
  • An organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation without share capital in a Canadian jurisdiction
  • A First Nation
  • A Métis, Inuit or other Indigenous community
  • A municipality with a population of 20,000 or less, or their cultural and recreational agencies for initiatives in the Inspired or Active People action areas
  • A collaboration of two or more organizations, where the lead organization is an eligible organization
  • Provide services in Ontario
  • Comply with all applicable legislation
  • Show evidence of its ability to generate additional resources from the community and other sectors

Eligible Expenses:

Seed Grant

  • Conducting new research or feasibility studies
  • Testing new approaches
  • Hosting discussions about emerging issues or new opportunities
  • Developing a new idea
  • Launching a new event
  • Convening people together

Grow Grant

  • Replicating, adapting or scaling a proven model
  • Piloting or demonstrating a tested model

Deadline: Ongoing

Contact: Ontario Trillium Foundation | 1-800-263-2887 | otf@otf.ca

Website: http://otf.ca/what-we-fund/investment-streams

By | 2018-08-07T02:14:45+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Grants|0 Comments

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