With the goal of medium to long-term recovery efforts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has created a one-time fund to support the non-profit sector in the province of Ontario. With the focus of providing recovery funding for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was built to provide proper funding for these organizations to both recover and rebuild from the catastrophic impact of the global pandemic.
As an agency of the province, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, awarding $108 million worth of funding in 2019 alone. With an investment strategy that is founded on building stronger and more connected communities, the OTF has been investing in the province for over 30 years.
The Resilient Communities Fund aims to provide flexible financing spread over two separate deadlines, allowing for ample time to address the needs of each applying organization and support them where they need it most.
While the initial deadline has since past, the final deadline for applications through the second application process is set to close on December 2, 2020.
The fund provides grants from as low as $5,000 to up to $150,000 on a one-year term. Meaning that all funding provided is required to be spent within one calendar year following funding.
Community-based and provincial non-profit organizations delivering services and programming in the province have the ability to apply for the grant. They must demonstrate a presence and reputation in Ontario and have experienced disruptions to their operation and services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To apply or learn more about this grant and others like it from the OTF, visit their webpage for more information.