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559 non-profits are receiving $42M in Resilient Communities Fund grants

Press Release

April 15, 2021

Today, the Ontario Trillium Foundation announced the second round of Resilient Communities Fund grants to support rebuilding the capacity of non-profits across Ontario.

Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries announced the new Resilient Communities Fund grants.

The non-profit sector continues to face many challenges due to the impacts of COVD-19, including closure of non-essential services, the need to adapt program and service delivery, and challenges generating revenue due to loss of attendance.

Through the second round of the Resilient Communities Fund, the Ontario Trillium Foundation is supporting 559 non-profits with $42M in funding. Organizations will use the funding to buy air purifying systems, personal protective equipment, install room dividers and plexiglass, and improve digital infrastructure to pivot programs and services to online delivery. This investment is in addition to the first round of Resilient Communities Fund grants, with a total investment of $83M in 1,045 non-profit organizations across Ontario.

“Non-profit organizations play an essential role in our province – they keep us connected, active and engaged, they provide job and volunteer opportunities, and ensure that the needs of communities are met,” said Katharine Bambrick, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Trillium Foundation. “These new Resilient Communities Fund grants will support organizations in their own rebuilding and recovery, and we are pleased to provide continued support through these grants.”

Visit the Resilient Communities Fund page for more information on the upcoming grant application deadline, eligibility requirements, and application resources.

Quick facts

  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $94.3 million to 1,238 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
  • The Seed, Grow, and Capital grant cycles continue to be on hold while OTF invests through the Resilient Communities Fund to rebuild the capacity of eligible non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19.
  • The Resilient Communities Fund has supported 1,045 projects across Ontario since it was announced in August 2020.
  • The Ontario government is investing $105 million through the Community Building Fund. This initiative is part of the 2020 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover and is being delivered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation across two distinct funding streams – Operating and Capital.

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