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NEW Resilient Communities Fund

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is introducing the one-time Resilient Communities Fund to invest in the recovery and rebuilding efforts of the non-profit sector impacted by COVID-19.

OTF is redirecting funds from the Grow and Capital cycles for 2020 into this fund.

Learn more on the Resilient Communities Fund resource page.

To ensure your project and organization are a good fit with our Grow, Capital and Seed Investment Streams, use the information on this page to help you navigate the application process. 

If you are interested in applying to the Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF), visit the YOF page.


Get support

Support Centre 
If you are looking for information about our Investment Strategy, the application process or require technical assistance, contact our Support Centre at or 1 800 263-2887. 

Application Coaching Call 
If you would like to discuss your application or project with a Program Manager, book an application coaching call


Learn the basics

Before applying for a grant, learn the basics.

What we fund


  • Review our eligibility requirements and policies to ensure your organization and project are eligible for funding  
  • Review our Financial Statements Requirements to ensure you submit the right type of Financial Statements based on your organization’s total revenues and fiscal year end date. 
  • Complete an online self-assessment to find out if your project fits with one of our Investment Streams 

Application Deadlines 

Check our grant application deadlines to ensure your organization is applying at the right time. 


Plan your application

Each type of grant we fund has its own set of application questions, requirements and assessment criteria. To help your organization submit a strong application, we provide a range of resources to guide you through the application questions and process.  

Seed grants 

Grow grants  

Capital grants  



Ensure your application meets the requirements, policies and eligible costs associated with the Investment Stream you are applying for.  

  • Ensure your application is complete. Answer every question and submit all requested attachments before applying.  
  • We do not accept late applications. Please submit your application by 5:00 p.m. ET on the deadline date or you will have to start a new application for the next deadline date. 
  • We do not fund retroactively. Choose your project start date so that it falls after the date when you would receive OTF notification that your grant has been approved. This is approximately a four-month period. 


If you are interested in applying to the Resilient Communities Fund, review the application resources and supports on the Resilient Communities Fund page.

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