Apply for a Resilient Communities Fund grant

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Through the Resilient Communities Fund, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) supports non-profit organizations as they continue to recover and build resiliency due to impacts of COVID-19.

Funding is available to rebuild your organization’s capacity, enhance your resiliency, and meet the changing needs of your community.  

Through OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund, your organization can apply for a grant to: 

  • Develop and implement medium to long-term strategic plans 
  • Provide supports to staff and volunteers 
  • Adapt or add new program delivery methods 
  • Expand programs and services 
  • Meet public health guidelines and purchase equipment 


Grant details   

  • Grants can be up to 24 months in length.    
  • Request between $10,000 and $200,000, with a maximum of $100,000 per year.   

Important dates and deadlines 

  • Grant application will be available starting Wednesday, November 9, 2022 
  • Deadline to submit application is Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 5 PM ET. 

Get support for your application  

OTF is offering a variety of supports to help your organization prepare its grant application and required documentation.  

Join us from October 24 to December 2, 2022 for the following supports:  

Information session #1: Eligibility requirements for organizations 

Session topics: 

  • Eligible and ineligible applicants 
  • Information needed about your organization 
  • Applicable OTF policies 
  • Requirements about your organization’s financial health and board of directors  

Pre-session preparation: 

Review the following policies prior to this session: 

Register for a session!

Information session # 2: Overview of the Resilient Communities Fund 

Session topics: 

  • Eligible projects and costs  
  • Project outcomes that align with the fund 
  • Application process and assessment 
  • Required documentation 

Pre-session preparation: 

This session will cover information on: 

Register for a session!

Coaching calls 

If you have questions about your project’s fit with the Resilient Communities Fund, please book a one-on-one coaching call with an OTF Program Manager. 

OTF Support Centre  

For technical issues or general questions about what and how we fund, contact our Support Centre at 1 800 263-2887 or email The Support Centre is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM ET.