Resilient Communities Fund

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Relevent Country: Canada

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is now inviting applications for its Resilient Communities Fund to help your non-profit organization rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19 and effectively meet the changing needs of your community.

Resilient Communities Fund grants support projects that help rebuild an organization’s capacity, enhance their resiliency, and meet the changing needs of their communities. Projects should be focused on:

  • developing new approaches;
  • starting new activities;
  • adjusting strategies, or
  • planning for future challenges

Funding Information

Amount awarded per year:

  • Minimum $10,000
  • Maximum $100,000
  • Term Length:
  • Minimum 6 months
  • Maximum 24 months

Eligibility Criteria

The following applicants are eligible for funding:

  • A charitable organization or public foundation registered as a charity by the Canada Revenue Agency
  • An organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation without share capital in a Canadian jurisdiction
  • A First Nation / Métis / Inuit or other Indigenous community
  • A municipality with a population of 20,000 or less, or their cultural and recreational agencies, including public libraries and museums
  • Organizations that are both an incorporated not‐for‐profit and a registered charity should register as a charity.
  • Métis Nation of Ontario charter, Inuit or other Indigenous groups/organizations should register as either a charitable organization or an incorporated not for profit organization, as applicable.
  • Municipal libraries, County Library Boards and Local Services Boards should register as a municipality with a population of 20,000 or less. A municipality with a population of 20,000 or less is eligible to:
  • apply for funding in OTF’s Active People Action Area fostering more active lifestyles, or in OTF’s Inspired People Action Area supporting arts, culture and heritage projects; and
  • apply for its cultural or recreation agencies, including municipal libraries and museums.