Celebrating New Investments in Ontario

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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OTF grants are supporting vital work across the province


Today, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) announced new investments in nonprofits and charities across Ontario.

OTF’s strategic investments are supporting programs and projects that we know contribute to community wellbeing. In addition to 307 community grants, OTF has announced 24 grants that will support larger, province-wide projects. OTF is proud to support nonprofits and charities in Ontario, as they work to make Ontario communities healthier and more vibrant.

With OTF support, local organizations are having a measurable impact on communities across this province by providing services that matter and strengthening local economies. Through the exciting new investments announced today, community organizations will have the support they need to do important work in a diverse range of fields.

This is the last grant announcement under OTF’s old investment framework. The Foundation is looking forward to launching a new investment strategy this spring, which will focus on an evidence based approach to granting with a clear focus on impact and results.


  • OTF is the largest granting foundation in Canada, and our participatory model of grantmaking means that local volunteers in each of 16 areas are responsible for selecting successful grants.
  • OTF is a provincial agency that awards about 1,300 grants every year, and more than one in five organizations that receive OTF grants are run solely by volunteers.
  • OTF has a mandate to fund across four sectors: social services, environment, arts and culture, and sports and recreation.


"Our government is proud to invest in a diverse range of not-for-profit and charitable organizations through our lead agency, the Ontario Trillium Foundation. These investments build healthy and vibrant communities, support innovative local initiatives, and enrich the quality of life for all Ontarians." - Michael Coteau, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“Our new investments in communities across Ontario will have a positive and measurable impact on the wellbeing of this province. These grants will help nonprofits and charities to reach more people, and I’m pleased to be part of the team at OTF that is supporting this important work.” - Dr Dev Sainani, Board Chair, Ontario Trillium Foundation


See all OTF’s new community grants 

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