Grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) stimulate Ontario economy through innovation and collaboration. The following organizations may apply for either the Community Program or the Province-Wide Program, as long as they are in compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Code:

  • A charitable organization or 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
  • An unincorporated branch or chapter of a registered charity or incorporated not-for-profit organization. The incorporated organization or registered charity must authorize the application and accept responsibility for any approved grant
  • A First Nation
  • A Métis or other Aboriginal community
  • A collaborative of two or more organizations that are working together to achieve a common goal. The collaborative must include at least one eligible member. The eligible member normally acts as the lead applicant and accepts responsibility for any approved grant

The following organizations may apply for Community Program grants only:

  • Small municipalities (with populations of 20,000 or less based on the most recent census) and Local Services Boards for grants in the arts and culture and sports and recreation sectors only
  • Small municipalities (with populations of 20,000 or less), Local Services Boards, First Nations and County Library Boards (serving small municipalities with populations of 20,000 or less) for grants to support specific library services

OTF does not accept applications from:

  • Individuals
  • Organizations whose purpose is related to political activity, as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency
  • For-profit organizations
  • Municipalities with populations over 20,000, universities/colleges, schools, hospitals and their agencies*
  • Agencies of provincial or federal governments*
  • Private foundations*

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